safety net

Food stamp cuts affect people already struggling to pay rent, medical bills and transportation costs. Read more...
The House vote will have happened by the time you read this, but no matter what happens, the Plum Line's Greg Sargent really gets to the heart of the fight: What's the future of the safety net? One way to understand the fiscal cliff Read more...
I've been arguing for some time now that the current crop of radicalized Republicans don't just want to "reform" social safety net programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security -- they want to get rid of them entirely. Well, a new Read more...
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When compared to other similar countries, retirement benefits in the United States are relatively modest. A report from CNBC took a closer look at retirement systems in numerous countries and found the U.S. to be performing lower than the Read more...

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About one in five people (800,000 people) face hunger or a lack of food daily in metro Detroit. One in four children face hunger or a lack of food in the tri-county area, and half of all children in the City of Detroit are hungry or have no Read more...
The American social safety net is back in the news, and not just because Mitt Romney acknowledged, "I'm not concerned about the very poor." This week, the libertarian Mercatus Center at George Mason University revealed that a third of Americans Read more...
"Turn The World Around" sung by Harry Belafonte, Jim Henson's Memorial, May 21, 1990 When Jim Henson died, much too young, he left specific instructions that no one was to wear black at his funeral. Each person was given a brightly colored Read more...
In Paul Ryan's response to President Obama's State of the Union address last week, he fretted over our social safety nets becoming hammocks. Here's what he said: We are at a moment, where if government's growth is left unchecked and Read more...