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Pat Quinn's Pension Problem
Republicans created the problem and left Democrats to clean it up, but listen to the assumptions built up by our media about them. Read more...
Elizabeth Warren Nails It: We Shouldn’t Be Fighting Each Other For A Handful Of Crumbs
Those of who have worked with lower and even middle income seniors know how much every dollar matters to them. These retirees are not greedy, and they are not living in luxury. In the years to come, most will not have pensions, many will have little to nothing in savings, and if they have homes they may not be worth nearly as much as they once were. What the facts, common sense, and compassion all call for is expanding Social Security benefits, not cutting them. This should be a core issue for all Democrats, not just the progressives like Elizabeth Warren. This is a fundamental values issue, not something to be traded away. Read more...
Public Pensions Under Fire
Now that they've destroyed the housing market, Wall Street is taking aim at public pensions. Read more...
Obamacare Is Right-Wing Proxy For Social Security And Medicare
All of the right wing noise about Obamacare is really intended as cover for their true targets: Social Security and Medicare. Read more...
International People's Assembly: Detroit, Michigan
On the 5th anniversary of the $700 Billion Bank Bailout... Read more...

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We Need A Federal Bailout For Detroit's Pensions
If Detroit pensions are cut, Social Security is next. Read more...
Watch Joe Stringer,in Los Angeles talk about how the foreclosure crisis has decimated his neighborhood in Watts. Read more...
Hedge fund manager Dan Loeb is wooing teachers' pension funds to invest their funds with him, while simultaneously working to eliminate their jobs. Read more...
Stuart Varney hopes the bankruptcy of Stockton, CA will lead to pensioners there and elsewhere losing out on their promised benefits. Read more...
Should Patriot Coal be allowed to shift healthcare costs to taxpayers? Read more...