Lauri Holmes

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If Unchanged Today's Capitalism Is Giving Marxism Last Laugh

Today’s Capitalists are giving Karl Marx’s Marxism last laugh?<p>An educated person is a danger to any Plutocracy. Over the last three decades America …

Why Is a Senate Democrat Agreeing to Another $8 Billion in Food Stamp Cuts?

<i>We’re proud to collaborate with</i> The Nation <i>in sharing insightful journalism related to income inequality in America. The following is an excerpt from</i> …

$11 a month? Obamacare super-cheap for some, feds find

Bare-bones health insurance could cost just $11 a month for a family of four in Indianapolis on the federal government's new exchanges, which start serving customers next week.<p>A similar family in New Orleans might pay as little as $23 a month, although they’d have to shell out $282 for a more …

Study Finds Big Agriculture Subsidy Over Payments: $17 Million; Food Stamps? $0

While congress is busy cutting food stamps for the hungry, the USDA finds big agriculture to be the real welfare cheats. Photo from …

America's Form Of Capitalism Kills Free Enterprise And Democracy

Many believe that Capitalism is synonymous with free enterprise and democracy. Capitalism is neither free enterprise nor democracy. After-all, China …

What Happens When Fast Food Actually Pays

A few fast-food chains have demonstrated the halo effects of (moderately) higher pay.<p>In many industries, especially service industries like retail …

Watch Chaplain Lying About Obamacare Obliterated On The Ed Show

The snippet below must leave the head of every real Christian that lives by the tenets laid out by Jesus Christ spinning. It is understandable that …

Obamacare Not To blame For Job And Insurance Loss, Corporate Greed Is

Every American should be tired of taking the brunt of an economic downturn they were not responsible for. Every American should be tired of seeing …

Fifty Years Ago Today, Martin Luther King Jr. Marched on Washington to Demand a $15 an Hour Minimum Wage

Fifty years ago today, Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial to deliver his landmark <b>"I Have a Dream"</b> speech.<p>But while it …

President Obama Needs to Ground “Middle-Out” Economics in Broad-Based Wage Growth

Tomorrow at Knox College, President Obama will kick off a series of speeches outlining his vision for rebuilding the U.S. economy. He is expected to …

Economics

How Many Minimum Wage Hours Does It Take To Afford A Two-Bedroom Apartment In Your State?

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This Week in Poverty: Confronting Congressional Hunger Games

<i>Volunteers fill bags with food for part of their backpack school lunch program at the Cleveland Foodbank in Cleveland on Tuesday, November 22, 2011.</i> …

Income Inequality

The Farm Bill's Auspicious Death

When the House of Representatives recently killed the Farm Bill, it put a final nail in the coffin of the old-school coalitions that passed such bills for decades. Good riddance.<p>The measure defeated by the House was dreadful for farmers, taxpayers, and consumers -- and even worse for hungry …

GOP Passes the “Most Fiscally Irresponsible Farm Legislation in History”

For Immediate Release:<p>Thursday, July 11, 2013<p>Washington, D.C. – “House Republicans voted today for a ‘farm only’ farm bill that expands crop …

Health Care

The reality of who actually works for minimum wage will shock you.

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(M) We really need to start going after corporate tax evaders. Thanks to Americans Against The Republican Party for finding this. Posted on the Being Liberal fan page.

(M) More people need to understand this. Image from our friends at Occupy Democrats. Posted on the Being Liberal fan page.

'The Great Gatsby Curve': Why It's So Hard for the Poor to Get Ahead

High-income kids who don't graduate from college are 2.5 times more likely to end up rich than low-income kids who do. Why it's so hard for the poor to get ahead today.<p>The American Dream isn't dead—it just moved to Denmark.<p>We like to think of ourselves as living a classless society, but it isn't …

What Congress and the Media Are Missing in the Food Stamp Debate

<i>A sign announcing the acceptance of electronic Benefit Transfer cards at a farmers market in Roseville, California. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)</i><p>To …

Self-sufficiency

MAP: This Would Be Why The U.S. Isn't Really Considered A 'Grown-Up' Country

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(M) The one on the bottom represents an actual danger to our country. Posted on the Being Liberal fan page.

@DicksDriveIns A dinner fit for a queen. http://t.co/a5WlARP2XD

(M) Facts are important. Image from Media Matters for America. Posted on the Being Liberal fan page.

(M) If you want to support a corporation that cares about people more than profits, Costco is great. Thanks to Americans Against The Republican Party for sharing this image from American Rights at Work. Posted on the Being Liberal fan page.

Paying Employees A Living Wage Key To Success For This NYC Restaurant

Want the best employees, who help attract the most loyal customers? One New York restaurant shares their secret: Pay them! Photo of diners and …

A Politician Learned The Hard Way What It’s Like To Actually Live On Government Handouts

This Week in Poverty: American Winter Arrives at Capitol Hill

<i>Diedre Melson, John Cox and Pamela Thatcher. Credit: Don Mathis.</i><p>Yesterday, Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) got off to an auspicious start as chair of the …

Income Inequality

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