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The Faces of Food Stamps

The bipartisan Farm Bill that President Obama signed into law on Feb. 7 will cut $8 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) over the next 10 years. 880 more words

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Disabled get it worse than gay people - The Independent 30 March 2014


Sunday 30 March 2014

As gay people celebrate, the treatment of the disabled just gets worse.
With more spending cuts looming, are we content to leave one minority locked out of society as second-class citizens?

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Fiscal Panic in Argentina

Of all the countries around the world that have tried to embrace the European welfare state, Argentina is perhaps the most tragic example. From the 1920s through the 1950s the Argentine economy was one of the strongest in the world, and there were years when Argentina attracted more immigrants from Europe than the United States did. 1,244 more words

Focus group for women who have had their benefits sanctioned – Monday 7 April 11.30-1.00, Coventry Citizen’s Advice Bureau

Coventry Women’s Voices are helping Fawcett Society organise a focus group for women who have had their benefits sanctioned in Coventry, which will feed into Fawcett’s Independent Inquiry into the impact of benefit reform on women. 119 more words

Gender Equality

America's poor spending habits

Since the government shutdown, the federal government has increased the debt by an astounding $811 billion.

“So in six months,” Herman Cain observed “that will probably be one trillion.” 34 more words

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Forget the talking heads - the OBR confirms the REAL truth about the 'recovery'

There will be hour upon hour of coverage on TV and in the press today and tomorrow about George Osborne’s budget, with Labour picking holes and the Tories and LibDems fighting for the ‘credit’ for the supposed recovery. 292 more words

Tax Cuts Should Take Backseat to Spending Cuts, Reforms

By Greg Smith

This is boring. This is dull. This is important.

For many years the standard Republican template for economic growth has been cutting taxes, but with an enormous national debt it is time to recognize tax cuts without spending cuts, tax and regulatory reform are almost meaningless. 653 more words