Social safety net

Obama Vows To Spend Remainder Of Term Fighting To End Inequality
In one of the most important presidential speeches he has given to date, President Obama outlined his plan to push for policies that will lift people out of poverty. Read more...
I've spent the better part of my career administering retirement plans, and have seen with my own eyes what Atrios observes in this article for USAToday: Over the past few decades, employees fortunate enough to have employer-based retirement Read more...
US Chamber CEO Donohue: Fracking Is Our Future, Safety Nets Be Damned Read more...
(h/t Video Cafe for the vid) The corporatist elites have been relentless in their attacks on earned benefits for Americans and are trying to seize upon Disaster Capitalism tactics to try and swindle the 98% out of needed entitlements using the Read more...
Tom Brokaw has no excuse for his stupidity on Meet the Press Sunday. None. He's old enough to know better, but evidently he's so full of right wing tropes that he's forgotten the purpose of Social Security and why it is structured the way it is, Read more...

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Paul Ryan gave a speech yesterday. About poverty. That's right, the guy who blasted his way into a soup kitchen so he could wash clean pans and give the illusion that he cares about hungry people stood up on a stage and gave a speech so he could Read more...
Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus on Sunday said that presumptive GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan's plan would "preserve Medicare," and insisted that President Barack Obama was the one with "blood on his hands" for Read more...
40 years after Archie Bunker, the Reagan Revolution, the Gingrich Revolution, welfare reform and the Bush/Cheney years, conservatives are still convinced that the real problem with this country is that the poor have it too damn easy. And as Ronald Read more...
With the news that Congress has cut $16 billion dollars from the SNAP (aka Food Stamps program) and House Republicans warning they want even deeper cuts, the question of what kind of country we want to be comes roaring to the forefront. Read more...
Extended federal unemployment benefits will soon begin to start running out, despite a decision by Congress to renew the program. The federal benefit extensions supported unemployment payments for up to 99 weeks to help the unemployed until Read more...