"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.
Even the GOP’s ‘Serious’ Candidates Are Way Out of Step With Mainstream Americans | The Nation | "Republicans are advocating a future that will drag us back to the failed policies of the past." Click to read and share the full article.
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 | "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…
This viral video is right: We need to worry about wealth inequality
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.