Category Archive: Mean People Suck

Why the poor can have “things” but can’t escape poverty

    More: Changed Life of the Poor: Better Off but Far Behind   I don’t get the focus on what poor people own, anyway. Capitalism has worked it’s magic on those folks… Continue reading

Today’s Reads: Basically, a round-up of jerky people

I guess maybe it’s good to consolidate all the mean people into one post. Keep the hate contained a bit. Yes, talk of Donald Sterling’s racism is totally relevant here. Long before the… Continue reading

Why You Should Leave Blog Comments Instead of Facebook Comments

I’m doing  (another) stint in Facebook Timeout. Every ban I’ve ever gotten has been for really stupid reason. “Harassment” was the official reason a few times. Harassment in these cases means I disagreed… Continue reading

3.25.14: The Republicans want MORE food stamp cuts

News,thoughts, and going-ons…   The Republicans have the balls to be asking for more cuts to SNAP. Yes,really. In this 5 minute segment, Bernie Sanders lays out the picture of poverty in the… Continue reading

Mean People Suck: Tom Brower thinks he’s Captain Hammer, Walmart still treats their employees like crap, and other stupid stuff

This week, the Mean People who suck are also providing some comedy. Maybe it’s just me but I can’t help but laugh. It turns out that a lot of the time, mean people… Continue reading

Stephen Colbert on the government “slimdown”

Yeah. Some states are still funding their WIC programs and everyone will be seen during the government shut down as usual and checks will be issued normally. Other WIC programs are closed but… Continue reading

What Can & Can’t Be Bought With Food Stamps & An EBT Card

  Infographic source unknown. Someone sent it to me from Pinterest. This infographic is a good rough guide to what you can and can’t buy with SNAP. I have a huge gripe with… Continue reading

Mean People Suck : Senator Marbles linking race & food to poverty

There weren’t a whole lot of people making asses of themselves publicly this week. Unless you want to count Miley Cyrus but that doesn’t have much to do with us poor folks, I… Continue reading

A person making $50,000/year pays a dime a day into the food stamp program

Seems like I mention this tidbit a lot, whether in discussions or in writing. I think it needed to have it’s very own post here. The math on this: here It works out to be… Continue reading

Mean People Suck Monday: Adam Carolla ,some dumb economist guy,Bill O’Reilly, an employee at a Plaid Pantry in Oregon & some other jerks in Portland

I was going to have a Jerkface of the Week thing but some weeks, it seems like there are way too many jerkfaces out there saying mean things about poor people to choose… Continue reading