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Big Winners and Big Losers in the House and Senate Republican Budgets

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

In the House and Senate budget proposals for fiscal year 2016, passed with only Republican votes at the end of March, there are big winners and big losers. The big winners are defense spending and contractors and very wealthy people and powerful special interests. The big losers are children, our poorest group in America, and struggling low- and middle-income families.

This Is What It's Like To Work Full Time And Still Be Poor

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Schuster | Posted 12.25.2013 | Politics

When working hard simply is not enough. When you are told time and time again that you do not have the right qualifications for a job. When you are li...

More Than 1 In 10 Americans Who Work Full Time Are Still Poor

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

A good job may be hard to find in this tepid recovery, but low-wage work still abounds. Whether it's washing dishes, serving Big Macs or folding sweat...

Nation's Poorest Losing Help When They Need It Most

AP | STEVEN R. HURST | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business

BALTIMORE -- Antonio Hammond is the $18,000 man. He's a success story for Catholic Charities of Baltimore, one of a multitude of organizations trying...

Who Will Speak to the Working Poor, the Unsung Swing Vote?

Jeffrey Buchanan | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey Buchanan

Politicians ignore low income working families at their political peril.

The Ranks of America's Poor

Joanne Goldblum | Posted 09.26.2012 | Impact
Joanne Goldblum

It's very easy to look at the numbers and think only in abstract terms. But I prefer to think in concrete terms -- what do those figures mean when considering what someone needs to live?

Tell Us About The Moment You Knew You Were Broke

Posted 03.06.2012 | Business

At HuffPost, we're kicking off an exciting new project and we'd love you to participate! It's called "The Moment I Knew," and is a user-submitted vide...

House GOP Cuts Are Theologically Immoral

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

Theologically, these proposed cuts are a sin. They would harm the most vulnerable among us and endanger the planet. There is no getting around it: the House GOP budget is an immoral document.

The State Of The Union: A Christian Response To President Obama

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

The president needs to take a more public role in addressing the issue of poverty. We need his voice now more than ever.

Judith Sandalow: Politicians Are Failing An Entire Generation Of Children

Diane Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Diane Tucker

In the shadow of the White House, nearly 45,000 American children live in poverty, a number that has been soaring since 2007. The District of Columbia...