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Health Risks, Malnourishment to Increase if Food Stamps Cut, Say Doctors

Health Risks, Malnourishment to Increase if Food Stamps Cut, Say Doctors
Doctors are warning that if Congress cuts food stamps, the federal government could be socked with bigger health bills. Maybe not immediately, they say, but over time if the poor wind up in doctors' offices or hospitals as a result.
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Republican Crazy Talk About the Debt Ceiling and How Obama Can Save the Economy

Republican Crazy Talk About the Debt Ceiling and How Obama Can Save the Economy
While the Treasury Department could prioritize interest payments after October 17 — the day the Treasury Department says it no longer has legal authority to pay the nation’s debts — and not pay Social Security and Medicare, this would buy a few days at most. Meanwhile, interest rates will soar, stock prices will plummet, the global economy will begin spiraling downward, and millions of Americans wouldn’t receive their Social Security and Medicare.
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Robert Reich
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As Workers Suffer, Conservative House Manufactures Budget Crisis

As Workers Suffer, Conservative House Manufactures Budget Crisis
Over 21 million people are in need of full-time work. Wages are stagnant. The too-big-to-fail banks are bigger and more concentrated than ever. The wealthiest Americans have captured virtually all of the rewards of growth, while most Americans have yet to experience any recovery. Now the Republican Party in the Congress is concocting another manufactured budget crisis.
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Repealing Sequester Would Create 900,000 New Jobs

Repealing Sequester Would Create 900,000 New Jobs
The Economic Policy Institute did some calculations last week and reported that “Repealing Sequestration Would Create 900,000 New Jobs in a Year.” What's worse is that the cuts aren't even saving the American public money.
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Dave Johnson
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Cuts to Meals on Wheels Leave Seniors Hungry, Increase Health Care Costs for Government

Cuts to Meals on Wheels Leave Seniors Hungry, Increase Health Care Costs for Government
You may have heard that Republicans are forcing (even more) cuts in programs like Meals On Wheels. Big deal, another “budget cut” to reduce the dreaded “government spending.” But what does all of this this mean to actual, real people? What really happens to real Americans isn’t real pretty.
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Dave Johnson
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Boehner’s New Debt Limit Ransom: Cuts On Top Of Sequester

Boehner’s New Debt Limit Ransom: Cuts On Top Of Sequester
With the House Republican caucus still squabbling over what ransom they should demand for an increase in the debt limit, Speaker John Boehner issued his own threat this weekend: Cuts greater than the essential increase.
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Bill Scher
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Dollar Story: Gov. Christie's Education Sham

Dollar Story: Gov. Christie's Education Sham
Let's face it: school aid is essentially direct property tax relief for middle-class families. And it's no surprise that between New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's cuts to school aid and the Homestead Rebate program that the property tax burden for middle-class families is up 20 percent.
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Cut Social Security to Destroy the Recovery

Cut Social Security to Destroy the Recovery
President Obama picked the very day that new job creation collapsed to propose a deflationary budget deal featuring cuts in Social Security and Medicare. This is perverse economics and worse politics, on several grounds.
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Has NPR Joined the Crusade Against Social Security and Medicare?

Has NPR Joined the Crusade Against Social Security and Medicare?
The most striking feature of the U.S. economy over the last three decades has been the upward redistribution of income. The top 1.0 percent of households has managed to pocket the vast majority of gains over this period. That is a sharp contrast with the three decad
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Sequester Cuts Confirm Republicans Are Party of Deadbeat Dads

Sequester Cuts Confirm Republicans Are Party of Deadbeat Dads
It’s a popular analogy among fans of the political game to call Republicans the “Daddy Party” and assign “Mommy Party” to Democratic folk. Deadbeat dads are famous for withholding financial support from children. So Republicans seem to fit the mold here.
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