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Posts tagged "politics"

I’m thinking about writing a longer piece about this so I wont get TOO into it. But government assistance is ridiculously difficult to get on.

I hear all this rhetoric about assistance and work requirements and limits on welfare. PLEASE someone show me the massive amounts of people just abusing he hell out of welfare. Because I’m pretty sure if that was the case poverty wouldn’t be such a pervasive and uncontrollable issue, if people can just abuse welfare and be COMPLETELY fine. Because it looks like people in need have to jump through an array of hoops to even get a CALL BACK from the welfare office.

The GOP and its “protestant work ethic” ideology that is completely disconnected from the realities of poverty and what the government is actually providing people.

As the election draws closer its just OPEN SEASON on poor folks.

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sonofbaldwin:

@MHarrisPerry, Ta-Nehisi Coates, @wkamaubell, and @jsmooth995 on “The Subtext of ‘Birtherism’”

I would miss the episode of Up w/ Chris Hayes with ALL these people on it >:|

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from the article:

Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign has released a new TV advertisement falsely claiming President Barack Obama has ended work requirements for Americans receiving welfare benefits.

"Since 1996, welfare recipients have been required to work. This bipartisan reform successfully reduced welfare rolls," the ad says. "On July 12th, President Obama quietly ended the work requirement, gutting welfare reform."

nothign riles up voters than the image of poor people NOT being mandated to work in order to receive life-saving benefits.

The fact that this is a talking point is utterly disgusting.

abaldwin360:

ceasesilence:

justinspoliticalcorner:

Texas will not expand Medicaid or implement a state health exchange following the Supreme Court’s upholding of the constitutionality of Obamacare, Gov. Rick Perry (R) said Monday.

“If anyone was in doubt, we in Texas have no intention to implement so-called state exchanges or to expand Medicaid under Obamacare, I will not be party to socializing healthcare and bankrupting my state in direct contradiction to our Constitution and our founding principles of limited government,” Perry said in a statement Monday. His office said that he will be sending a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Perry joins a growing list of GOP governors who say they won’t implement the two provisions, including Nikki Haley of South Carolina, Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Rick Scott of Florida and Bobby Jindal of Louisiana.

The federal government, however, will implement the health insurance exchanges for the states if they don’t do so.

The Supreme Court upheld the individual mandate, but struck down the penalty in the law for states to lose their Medicaid funding if they do not participate in the expansion, which covers those with incomes up to 133 percent of the poverty line.

The Medicaid expansion would reduce the number of uninsured in Texas. The state has the highest rate of uninsured in the country, at 25 percent, or 6.2 million people.It also has the worst health care services and delivery in the nation according to the federal Agency for Health Care Research and Quality. 

H/T: HuffPo

Is it bad if part of me hopes that Florida and Texas secede? 

It’s because these fucking clowns know that if it’s implemented and people see it actually helps them and isn’t -=THE END OF THE UNITED STATES AND FREEDOM AS WE KNOW IT=- the voter’s views on it will change rapidly.  

In the meantime my mother was ACTUALLY really excited at the prospect of being FINALLY insured for the first time ever.

Now she’ll just continue being a 40+ year old woman who can’t afford basic doctor visits and check ups to make sure that she is at least HEALTHY.

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The worst part is that these policy makers are legitimately explaining their policies as “in the best interest” for the homeless… What?! Fining non-profits that provide meals to the homeless? WHAT?!?

They’re just tryin to legislate the homeless out of existence…

(via socio-logic)

We’ve approached this from every angle but this one.

KoreAm:

Underreported in the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on Arizona’s immigration law SB 1070 and a pending decision on President Obama’s health care reform due Thursday is the impact these decisions will have on the lives of immigrant women.

For too long, the experiences and perspectives of immigrant women have been consigned to the margins of policy debates, leaving many in our community out of the conversation. Yet as the recent past has demonstrated, anti-choice, anti-immigrant policymakers inevitably seek to undermine our civil rights by attacking our most marginalized first, and we must be prepared to respond.

The past several months have seen an onslaught of state and federal policies that either explicitly target immigrant women or would have a clear and disproportionate impact on this community. From the faux-Violence Against Women Act passed by the House this Spring and the “PRENDA-the-Pretenda” bill that was defeated in that chamber, conservative lawmakers in Washington have tried to use immigrant women’s access to health care and other vital services as a bargaining chip for political gain.

At the same time, legislatures in Arizona, Alabama, Florida and other states have doubled down on policies to restrict access to abortion and contraception while at the same time making it harder for immigrant women and families to live with dignity and justice. It’s been a tough year.

motherjones:

Um.

People are already trippin and the decision hasn’t even been said yet?

The news is going to be a zoo for the next few days, I can already tell

(via sociolab)

Melissa Harris-Perry: Michigan’s ‘Vagina Monologues’

Melissa Harris Perry: Michigan State Rep silenced for saying ‘Vagina’

I meant to post this when it came on last week

barackobama:

Ready to join the fight for equal pay?