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  • America is Truly Exceptional, But Not For the Reasons You Have Been Told
    Have you ever had someone ask you why you just don't just leave the country whenever you express even the slightest frustration with the status quo? It's a common refrain from those who believe in American exceptionalism and is something I've heard so often that I've begun to push back more forcefully against those who suggest I leave my homeland because I have the gall to question
  • One of the most misunderstood and falsely maligned Federal programs in the United States is Section 8 of the United States Housing Act.
  • Everyone Should Be Able To Afford Healthcare
    According to the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the national poverty rate for the continental US (for 2014) is $11,670/year. That's for one person, living by themselves. For every extra person in the household, you add $4,060.
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Democratic Legislation that Benefits Poor

DatePositive Result\BenefitLawRank
12/17/10$40 billion in tax credits for college students and lower income families with children2010 Tax & Jobs Compromise
05/20/09$2.2 billion appropriated to help communities address the homeless crisis.Helping Families Save Their Homes
02/17/09$100 billion in education aid to prevent lay-offs, modernize schools, award Pell grants and help low income children & special education programs2009 Stimulus Bill
02/17/09$155 billion in health care assistance for the poor & unemployed primarily for Medicaid, health information technology and insurance premium subsidies 2009 Stimulus Bill
02/17/09$82.2 billion in aid for low income workers, unemployed and retirees (including job training)2009 Stimulus Bill

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