Tagged: social safety net
The need for our safety net is palpable, but the GOP's hurricane budget is shredding it.
Congress is gutting vital programs for the poor while heaping billions of dollars of relief on a few wealthy families.
A federal program lets promising and indebted college grads pursue careers in the public interest.
The rules are stacked against most of us.
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.