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Welfare Queen

14 Things The Republican Party Just Doesn't Get About Poverty

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 01.27.2014 | Business

In an era of soaring income inequality, stagnant wage growth and a dismal job market, the Republican Party has decided that its hard-line, welfare-moc...

The Crazy Story Of Ronald Reagan's "Welfare Queen"

Slate | Posted 12.19.2013 | Politics

Ronald Reagan loved to tell stories. When he ran for president in 1976, many of Reagan’s anecdotes converged on a single point: The welfare state is...

Attack of the Cookie Monsters!

Lester & Charlie | Posted 05.18.2013 | Comedy
Lester & Charlie

With a whopping 36 percent of Republicans now saying that it's the people in their own party who are the bad guys, it's getting awfully hard for conservatives to know who to hiss at.

Let's Be Honest -- About Health Care Reform

Larry Gellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Larry Gellman

This is not an article about my wonderful dog or our good fortune. It is about the epiphany I experienced during the twenty four hours that he was in the doggie hospital -- specifically, the check-in process.

Not only "For Colored Girls"

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Irene Monroe

For Colored Girls is not only for colored girls because it offers a pathway to self-growth, finding our authentic power, and discovering the divine in one's self.

Reagan's Welfare Queen has Morphed into the Health Care Queen

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Welfare Queens are portrayed as lazy leeches on society, pilfering money from "hard working people's taxes." In any large group, some will take advantage of the system, but that doesn't mean the system should be abolished.

Bachmann Farm Subisidies: Anti-Handout Rep. Personally Got $250K

Truthdig | Glenn Thrush | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michele Bachmann has become well known for her anti-government tea-bagger antics, protesting health care reform and every other government "handout" a...

Wal-Mart Becomes Oregon's Welfare Queen

Al Norman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Al Norman

If Wal-Mart is a good corporate citizen, they will give the windfall back to the taxpayers. If they don't, maybe Oregon shoppers will find the energy to shop elsewhere.

Don't be Distracted. Vote For Your Pocket Like the Fat Cats Do

R.T. Eby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
R.T. Eby

Ronald Reagan took aim at so-called welfare queens as a way to make the wealthy more wealthy. He gutted social security and social programs. Variations of his bait and switch have been going on ever since.