Posts Tagged ‘poverty’

March 18th, 2023 - 9:10 pm § in Hypocrisy, Politics, Racism, Republicans, Schools & Colleges

Republican wants kids to go hungry

Whether it’s to force them into dirty, dangerous, low-paying jobs (presumably including elderly and disabled people, mothers with young children, and schoolkids, because that’s who government food assistance goes to), or racism (do you see any white faces in the photo of a food bank line[...]

March 10th, 2023 - 9:32 pm § in Politics, Republicans

Nikki Haley insults working poor

Nikki Haley, who wants to be president, believes if you’re a single working mother juggling parenting with two or three low-wage jobs and need Medicaid and food stamps to make ends meet, you’re a lazy couch potato. Haley wants to slash funding for those programs, which also help seniors [...]

August 13th, 2022 - 8:17 pm § in Economics, Politics, Racism

GOP governors deny federal rent aid to working poor because it’s “socialism”

Republican governors in at least three states — Mississippi, Arkansas, and Nebraska — have turned away hundreds of millions of federal pandemic relief dollars allocated to preventing evictions because they don’t want their residents to receive those funds. In March 2022, Nebraska G[...]

May 1st, 2017 - 12:02 am § in The Ave Scene

Where Poverty Begins? $85,000

The Mercury NewsLiked In Santa Clara County, $84,750 is the low-income threshold for a family of four. It’s even higher in San Francisco and San Mateo counties. In costly Bay Area, even six-figure salaries are considered ‘low income’ That’s according to the U.S. Department of Housing and[...]

April 16th, 2017 - 12:28 am § in The Ave Scene


from David Preston at the Blog Quixotic A Leader of Seattle’s Homeless Industry The Bill Kirlin-Hackett Story Mr. Mild The first impression one gets of the Reverend Bill Kirlin-Hackett is of someone we’d expect to find singing kum-ba-ya around the campfire or handing out coffee and hugs at[...]

October 11th, 2016 - 6:41 am § in Environment, Misc.

Mass Graves in Haiti

Reuters Hurricane Matthew toll in Haiti rises to 1,000, dead buried in mass graves By Joseph Guyler Delva PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – Haiti started burying some of its dead in mass graves in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, a government official said on Sunday, as cholera spread in the devastated[...]

September 12th, 2016 - 5:45 pm § in America, Politics, The Ave Scene

Cost money to make money

A homeless man finally gets a job after months of searching. He was accused of not wanting to work, and even worse he was more or less exiled from his family due to his lack of employment. This is despite the fact that he has been looking for some time. More than willing to work, […][...]

January 10th, 2016 - 10:48 pm § in America, Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene

Anthony Washington: I thought Metro Drivers treated me horribly because I was Black.

A white man, with long dirty blonde hair, unshaved, and rocking a fresh shiner on his left eye, was stopped on a metro bus, route 11, headed towards downtown Seattle via Madison avenue, around 7 o’ clock, on a Saturday evening. He was stopped by a middle aged, African American Female Metro bus dri[...]

November 12th, 2015 - 1:29 pm § in Misc.

Feeling poor?


June 8th, 2015 - 9:57 am § in Schools & Colleges

Poor kids are being priced out of school lunches

“The average price of an elementary school lunch has surged 52 percent in just 11 years” while “the median income of U.S. households has declined 5.4 percent” during the same period, CBS News reports. But many Republicans want to cut food stamps and spend more money on milita[...]