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In Texas It's A Crime To Be Poor

In Texas It's A Crime To Be Poor -- In El Paso, Judge Davis said she feels she has to do something about poor people’s fines. “I can’t just let them go bc they don’t have money,” she said, adding that doing so would be “unfair to the rich person.” For people with money, traffic fines are an experience of an entirely different variety... Even if someone w money doesn’t pay their fines... they may still avoid spending so much as a single day in jail...

The most cynical thing ever: getting patriotic, brave, altruistic people to go kill others so that you can make more money. It's disgusting!

Republican states refuse to expand Medicaid to the sick & poor. The Real Death Panel is the party that denies access to healthcare.

Working, but Needing Public Assistance Anyway

15 dollar minimum wage. When you pay local workers more, they spend more locally. When corporations don't pay the workers that profit is sent to the Cayman Islands to avoid taxes. We recently coauthored at report Los Angeles Rising: A City That Works for Everyone with the UCLA Labor Center and Institute for Research on Labor and Employment which looked at the consequences, both intended and unintended, of such a lift. We found that a phased-in increase to $15.25 by 2019 will put $5.9…