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Across the Nation, Working Families Say Stop Sequestration

Across the Nation, Working Families Say Stop Sequestration
Detroit’s below freezing temperatures and gray winter skies didn’t deter a group of union and community activists from gathering downtown in front a Chase Bank to build support to ensure that corporate special interests like Chase pay their fair share in taxes.
The morning action was just one of more than 100 events in a national day of action urging Congress to avert the $85 billion in arbitrary, across-the-board sequestration cuts in everything from mental health servic
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Workers Soundly Reject Social Security Benefit Cuts

Workers Soundly Reject Social Security Benefit Cuts
A new poll from the National Academy of Social Insurance shows a large majority, 64 percent, think the cost-of-living adjustment should be increased to better protect seniors and other beneficiaries from inflation and rising prices of food, utilities and other necessities.
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‘Fix the Debt’ CEOs Sit on Massive Retirement Funds While Pushing for Cuts

A new report from the Institute for Policy Studies shows that the CEOs who make up the “Fix the Debt” campaign sit on massive retirement funds of their own while calling for the retirement programs that working families rely on to be cut as part of a deficit-reduction package. Furthermore, those same CEOs have been shortchanging pension funds for working families at the corporations they run.
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Small Business Owners Tell Congress to Tax the Rich

The business owners and executives, members of non-partisan small business organizations, wrote Congress this month asking lawmakers to avoid cutting programs like Social Security and Medicare. In addition, they asked Congress to let expire the Bush-era tax cuts for the rich. The business groups are the American Sustainable Business Council, the Business for Shared Prosperity and the Main Street Alliance, which together include networks of more than 150,000 small businesses and 300,000 executives, owners and investors.
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