low-income Archives

The Matthew Effect: How Pell Grants Have Failed to Help Low-Income College Students

May 13, 2018

Why graduation rates lag for low-income college students Nathan Favero, American University School of Public Affairs As college students nationwide prepare for graduation, a new analysis has shown that just under half of all those who receive Pell Grants –…

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Another State to End Low Income Child Health Program Due to Lack of Funding

December 19, 2017

In a new report from The Hill, Connecticut has announced it will be ending its low and middle-income health care program for children at the end of this year, on January 31st. CHIP to end in another state The announcement, made…

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Trump Budget Proposes $18 Billion in Cuts To AIDS Research, Pell Grants, Education (VIDEO)

March 31, 2017

Trump is in a hurry to wield the budget ax The Trump administration is hurrying to slash federal spending this year for programs it considers unnecessary, as opposed to waiting until 2018 as expected. he White House is proposing a…

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This Grandmother Voted for Trump – Now She’s Worried She’ll Starve (VIDEO)

March 18, 2017

President Donald Trump has released a blueprint for his proposed budget that features huge cuts to programs like Meals On  Wheels. Other programs that provide financial aid to low-income college students and help to provide clean drinking water to local communities…

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Jason Chaffetz Exposed as Hypocrite After Scolding Obamacare Recipients for Buying i Phones (VIDEO)

March 9, 2017

Jason Chaffetz, chair of the House Oversight Committee, has had to eat his own words recently, after telling CNN’s Alisyn Camerota that low-income Americans should forget about buying iPhones and invest in their own healthcare, Alternet reports. Welp, it turns…

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Tension Mounts At DNC As Delegates Make Final Push For Bernie (VIDEO, Tweets)

July 26, 2016

The start of the Democratic National Convention has been fiery, and so far shows that you just can’t keep a good revolution down. Aides for Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tried, but failed to prevent a revolt by Sanders supporters…

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Woman’s Heart-Wrenching Account Of Living In Poverty Leaves Bernie Sanders Speechless (VIDEO)

January 25, 2016

During a packed town hall meeting, Bernie Sanders asked his supporters to share their personal accounts of living in poverty. “I want to hear. […] What it is like to live on $10,000, $12,000 a year social security?” Unfortunately, our nation’s…

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Tea Party Fail! Kansas GOP Has To Raise Taxes To Plug Hemorrhaging Budget

May 30, 2015

What kind of dumb-nuts think that they can virtually eliminate taxes and still provide essential services? Apparently, the kind that governs Kansas — from Republican Governor Sam Brownback to both houses of the GOP-dominated legislature. Thanks to a Tea Party-driven…

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New Report Shows Staggering Drop In Low Income Voters Since N.C.’s GOP Gov. Took Office (VIDEO)

May 11, 2015

Why have voter registrations among low-income voters dropped by over half since N.C.’s Republican Gov. Pat McCrory took office in 2013? This Monday, a coalition of groups led by activist Rev. Dr. William Barber gathered at the state capitol in Raleigh to…

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