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15 members of Congress got farm subsidies in 2012, including Rep. Steve Fincher of Tennessee, who has collected nearly $3.5
million in subsidies since 1999; Rep. Doug LaMalfa of California and his wife own one
third of DSL LaMalfa Family Partnership, which in 2012 alone got
$188,570; Rep. Marlin Stutzman of Indiana has received $196,268 in farm subsidies since 1997.
has compiled more than 500 promises that Barack Obama made during the
2008 and 2012 campaigns and is tracking their progress on our Obameter.
45 percent were kept and 25 percent were compromised. Check it out.
In a message to more than 2,500 participants at the annual World
Economic Forum, the pontiff urged industrialists and bankers to promote
inclusive prosperity, but stopped short of chiding them for excesses
laid bare by the global financial crisis.
With each generation, the popularity of religious conservatism has
declined. 47 percent of the Silent Generation (ages 66 to 88)
are religious conservatives, compared with 34 percent of Baby Boomers,
23 percent of Gen Xers and 17 percent of Millennials.
Pope Francis, who has always championed the poor and vulnerable, said “Our needs, even if legitimate, will never be so urgent as those of the poor, who lack the necessities of life,"
Food stamps have been part of every farm bill enacted since 1973. Cotton and his allies in the House attempted to strip the food stamp provisions, so they were the ones who were trying to make a radical change.
Ninety year old "Chef Arnold Abbott" and two pastors were arrested for serving food that they cooked in their church kitchen. Some 30 cities have tried to introduce laws
similar laws at a time that more veterans face homelessness and
after two harsh winters drove homeless people southward.
Most states will have a three-month limit on SNAP (Food Stamp) benefits for unemployed adults aged 18-50 who aren’t disabled or raising minor children. An Ohio report shows that 1/3 had a medical or physical limitation, including depression, PTSD, or mental or learning disabilities. Many were caregivers or had other impediment to employment.
But they failed to do due diligence and were snookered, since the story
came from a publication that bills itself (quietly) as a "satirical,
They predict that "the lives of people in poor countries will improve faster in the next 15
years than at any other time in history. And their lives will improve
more than anyone else's." They will have "unprecedented opportunities to get an education, eat nutritious food,
and benefit from mobile banking", driven by
innovation in technology. Goals include making drinking water from sewage, wiping out malaria, polio, HIV, and more.
1. Poor And Marginalized Populations; 2. Environmental Stewardship; 3. Religious Freedom; 4. Economic Opportunity; 5. and Immigration Reform.
Limbaugh's statement ignores critical facts that would give a different impression. While 85% did go to Clinton Foundation staff for travel, salaries and
benefits, most of the foundation's charitable
work is done in-house. The Clinton Foundation says 88% goes to charitable programs, including 15% went to charitable grants to outside organizations