Bill O’Reilly knows Jesus. It’s a little known fact that Jesus was the one who introduced him to the joys of using falafel as a sex toy in the shower. So Bill can speak for Jesus when he says that, despite his many commands to take care of the poor, he wouldn’t bother with all …
Category Archive: Poverty
Nov 26 2013
One of the arguments from conservatives and libertarians that leaves me shaking my head is the claim that if the government would just stop helping poor people, private charity would make up the difference. Christopher Flavelle crunches the numbers and shows why this is nonsense.
Nov 25 2013
Fox News’ John Stossel presented his latest bit of vile “reporting” to tweedledum, tweedledummer and tweedledumbest (the Fox morning show team of Brian Kilmeade, Steve Doocy and Elizabeth Hasselbeck) and revealed just what a horrible human being he really is.
Nov 21 2013
Hawaii State. Rep. Tom Brower, a Democrat (believe it or not), has decided that he hates homeless people so much that he’s going to wander the streets with a sledgehammer and destroy things to make their lives much more difficult. The word “asshole” comes to mind.
Sep 26 2013
Here’s a surprisingly rational column by Henry Olsen in the conservative magazine National Review about the House Republicans and their obsession with cutting food stamps. He points out that those same Republicans ignore more expensive programs in the same bill (food stamps are part of the annual farm bill) that primarily benefit those who don’t …
Sep 24 2013
Fox News has produced a documentary called The Great Food Stamp Binge that focuses a great deal of attention on a California surfer dude who says on camera that he gets food stamps and he doesn’t want a job because he likes his happy-go-lucky lifestyle. And they’re also pushing polling data that shows a majority …
Sep 09 2013
I’ve never been a big fan of IQ testing. I’ve taken several IQ tests and I score very high, but I’ve never been convinced that they’re all that meaningful. My running half-joke has been that IQ tests are an incredibly accurate means of measuring one’s ability to take IQ tests. One of the reasons is …
Jul 12 2013
Gov. Tom Corbett of Pennsylvania is steadfastly refusing to expand Medicaid in his state under the Affordable Care Act even though the federal government will pay for nearly all of it. And he claims that those who qualify for Medicaid without a co-pay — children, pregnant women, cancer patients — are mooches sucking up all …
Jul 12 2013
If Keith Olbermann wasn’t such an egotistical asshole and still had his nightly show, Andy Kessler would be a shoe-in winner of the Worst Person in the World segment. Kessler, a staggeringly rich hedge fund manager, actually claims that homeless people are only homeless because shelter volunteers feed them. This is in a Wall Street …
Jan 23 2013
ThinkProgress has a disturbing report that the city of Washington, DC made sure that the city’s growing homeless population was out of sight during the two days of the presidential inauguration, when hundreds of thousands of people will be in town and the TV cameras would be on: