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Republicans Redouble Efforts to Kill FDR's New Deal

Republicans Redouble Efforts to Kill FDR's New Deal
Franklin Delano Roosevelt understood that when times were tough a safety net was desperately needed to soften the fall. The New Deal allowed families a reprieve from the very worst of the Great Depression, but Republicans have been trying - and, unfortunately, succeeding - in undoing much of what FDR accomplished.
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Sweet Jesus: Trading Food Stamp Support for Massive Sugar Subsidies

Sweet Jesus: Trading Food Stamp Support for Massive Sugar Subsidies
Last week's vote in the House of Representatives, one that significantly gutted America's food stamps safety net, further eroded the long-standing partnership between domestic agriculture interests and the social justice advocacy groups. It also showed who Congress is truly trying to protect in this debate: corporate farms swimming in tax-payer subsidies.
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