Oklahoma Republican Party Compares Food Stamp Recipients To Wild Animals

In many a truck stop or convenience store across the United States, you’ll find an assortment of bumper stickers for sale with slogans on them like “Don’t spread my wealth, spread my work ethic” or “Work hard, millions on welfare depend on you.” These are just a couple of examples of what is known as […]

GOP Congressman Glenn Grothman Tells Constituents To Spy On Food Stamp Users

Republican congresscritter Glenn Grothman hosted a town hall in Oshkosh this past Friday, during which, according to The Northwestern.com, he told attendees to ” keep an eye on the types of things people on Food Share buy at the grocery store or ask people for more information if they boast about being on disability.” (source) Grothman […]

What The Hell Have Republicans Really Done For Conservative Voters?

Conservatives like to go on and on about the horrific policies of the Obama administration and how terrible Democrats are. But something that I seem to always notice is missing is what their party has done for them. See, as a liberal who voted for President Obama, I can tell you what he’s done for this country: […]

Let Me Explain the Real Reason Why Our Politicians Almost Always Suck

If there’s one thing both liberals and conservatives can mostly agree on, it’s that our elected officials aren’t very good at their jobs. Heck, who am I kidding, most of them suck. Though we almost always blame the other party’s politicians for the issues with government – rarely our own. When we vote, we’re often essentially choosing the lesser […]

Bundy Ranch’s Armed Lunatics Asking for Welfare So They Can Continue to Sit Around and Not Work

Welfare rancher Cliven Bundy and his band of armed supporters who don’t understand how our laws or Constitution work are the story that just keeps on giving. It’s been over a month since this story first broke, yet there are still reports of armed Bundy supporters roaming around the Nevada and Utah deserts “standing up […]

Jobs and Welfare: How Republicans Get it Completely Wrong

When it comes to the Republican party, I don’t think it’s any secret that I don’t believe they live in the same reality as the rest of us.  In fact, as time goes on, they seem to actually be believing their own propaganda. Election night 2012 was a perfect example of this.  Watching Karl Rove […]

Fifty Years on the So-Called War on Poverty

Having just completed fifty years in the Lyndon B. Johnson War on Poverty, I do not see a lot of fanfare for this particular war. No country songs. No gripping 24/7 wall-to-wall patriot bombs. No graphs by CNN displaying the wonders of the Poverty Bomb on leveling economic inequality bunkers. This may be partly because […]

Common Sense Shown by a Republican? Conservative Millionaire on a Mission to Raise the Minimum Wage

Let me go ahead and get this out of the way — no, this is not satire.  Lately it seems more often than not that disclaimer needs to be used when discussing conservative politics or politicians. But the headline is real.  Conservative millionaire Ron Unz, a former Republican California gubernatorial candidate, is actively pushing for […]

Fixing Our Welfare System Starts By Doing This One Simple Thing – But Republicans Won’t Like It

As cuts to SNAP benefits for millions of Americans have been on the forefront of the news lately, it never ceases to amaze me how simple an issue this is. Yes, we spend a lot on government programs to help poor Americans.  Programs that I wholeheartedly support.  That being said, major reforms do need to […]

Republican Congressman Whose Family Received Millions in Farm Subsidies Mocks People on Food Stamps

Often the words “hypocritical” and “Republican” go hand and hand.  After all, these are the people who talk often about “small government” while massively growing government, and claim to be “fiscally conservative” yet seem to always drastically grow our national debt when they control the White House. So when Kansas Republican Representative Tim Huelskamp mocked people […]