"Over 6 million older Americans are living in poverty. As income inequality increases & 10K people turn 65 every day, the # of poor srs is growing exponentially. People in our communities are suffering. Mothers, fathers, grandmothers, grandfathers, aunts & uncles are struggling to buy food, keep the heat on, afford meds & visit their doctors." // I live with my younger daughter. It's the only way I can afford to live.
Death of Middle Class: More than Half of Americans Make Less Than $30,000 a Year | AlterNet | "A new report from the Social Security Administration gives further insight into what most Americans already know: the middle class is rapidly disappearing and a number of people are barely making ends meet. The study shows that in 2014, slightly more than 51 percent of Americans made less than $30,000, and nearly 63 percent made less than $40,000." Click to read & share the sad truth!
Americans consistently say jobs, the economy, education and Social Security when asked about their top priorities. The People's Budget heeds these calls by making investments that will create 8 million good jobs, give a raise to working families and support critical services we all depend on. This budget reflects the priorities of the American people. Click for details and please SIGN and share this action immediately! Be a citizen co-sponsor of the People’s Budget!
Tell Congress: "Hands off SNAP!" | MomsRising.org | "Despite the fact that 3.8 million children live in households experiencing hunger, some in Congress are proposing a budget that GUTS the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)." Click for details and please show some compassion for your fellow man and SIGN and share petition to stop this horrific treatment of poor people by our bought and paid for conservative congress!
Tell Congress: "Hands off SNAP!" | MomsRising.org | "It has been widely reported that actress and mom Gwyneth Paltrow tried (and failed) to live on a $29 weekly food budget, the average per-person benefit level provided by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP or food stamps)." Click for details and please SIGN and share this action asking your congress critter to protect SNAP against the billions of dollars in cuts being proposed in the federal budget so as to give tax breaks…
Obama Proposes New Agency To Make Americans' Food Safer | HuffPost Politics | WASHINGTON (AP) — "President Barack Obama wants to create a new government agency dedicated to keeping the nation's food safe. ... More than a dozen federal agencies oversee food safety, and consumer advocates have long called for bringing all those functions together in a single home." Of course the teanuts oppose it. Click to read and share the full article.
Share if you're outraged that the Koch-backed Republican Senate just announced plans to slash food stamps for hungry children and cut Medicare for the elderly, while cutting taxes on the elite 1% and increasing military spending.
THE HIDDEN HUNGRY | Sun-Sentinel.com | "South Florida retirees think they will spend their golden years living the good life. Instead, some seniors find themselves struggling to put food on their tables." Click to read and share the sadness.
Tell Congress to Protect Your Right to Know: Oppose the DARK Act | Center for Food Safety | "The DARK Act will be marked up in the House Agriculture Committee Tuesday, July 14 2015. Congressman Pompeo has released a dangerous new amendment to the DARK Act that would preempt any state or county laws regulating genetically engineered (GE) crops in any way." Click for details and please SIGN and share petition to tell Congress to OPPOSE the DARK Act and SUPPORT mandatory GE food labeling!