Alabama citizens and poverty: Time for change?

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By Maggie Ford

Eighteen and a half percent of Alabama residents live in poverty. That’s what the US Census Bureau published in 2015. We’re tied with Kentucky as the fifth poorest State in the Union. And it’s no joke that while some Alabamians are still complaining about the taste of their Christmas steak, some kids around the block are wondering where supper will come from.

We all know the routine: the chronically rich blame poverty

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Sessions Critical of Jobs Report Releases His Own Report Showing Entitlement Growth

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Tuesday the jobs report showed that unemployment has dropped to 7.2 percent (down from 7.3 percent a month ago) and the economy has created 148,000 new jobs, but that is far fewer jobs than what is needed to raise the economy out of the post recession doldrums.

Sen. Jeff Sessions (R) from Alabama said on Facebook,

“Today’s jobs report underscores the real problem in today’s labor market

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Bonner Says that President is Trying to Undo Welfare Reform

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

U.S. Representative Jo Bonner (R) from Mobile said in his weekly column that he voted for H.J. 118 that would restore the landmark welfare work requirements passed by President Clinton and a Republican Congress led by then Speaker Newt Gingrich.

Congressman Bonner said, “Sixteen years ago, a Democrat president and a Republican Congress did what, frankly, very few ever expected. They reached

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Roby Defends Welfare Work Requirements

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

On Thursday, Congresswoman Martha Roby (R) from Montgomery helped move forward legislation in committee which would restore the landmark welfare reform package passed by President Bill Clinton (D) and a Newt Gingrich (R) led Congress in 1996. President Obama’s Health and Human Services Administration (HHS) has offered waivers to states on the work requirements that were the key to the

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Sessions Proposes Food Stamp Reforms

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By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter

Thursday, Senator Jeff Sessions (R) announced on the floor of the U.S. Senate that he was proposing an amendment to the farm bill which would both decrease the $900 billion that taxpayers spend on the federal welfare programs and re-establish the moral principle that federal welfare is temporary assistance and not permanent support.

Sen. Sessions said “I have filed a modest package of food

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