Tagged: social safety net
No statistical contortion can hide the growing divide between the 1 percent and everyone else.
How benefit cuts would impact health industry CEOs versus home health aides.
While the White House and much of the media spun the hurried late-night move as a victory for the middle class, it was a win paid for with new tax cuts worth hundreds of billions of dollars for America's wealthiest families.
It's a basic part of what makes America run, like our national highway system.
We'll have more economic and climate disasters on Sandy's scale unless our political systems intervene.
Sadly, those who "occupied" Wall Street and city squares across the country in 2011, were right: All of the income gains have concentrated at the top, while the rest of us saw a deterioration or stagnation in our wages and income.
Poverty and inequality are threatening our democracy.
School segregation by class is the norm in the United States.
Paul Ryan's 2013 budget shows not only that the GOP is wildly out of touch with average Americans, but that they lack the ability to lead us anywhere but off a cliff.
It may be difficult to face facts in an election year, but the fact is that Social Security retirement benefits are just too low.