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Will Working Families Survive Obama's Brave New World?

WASHINGTON – Tusday, Senator Mike Lee filed three amendments to a Senate bill being considered this week that would extend the time people have to collect unemployment insurance beyond six months.  416 more words


Give 2 Minutes to Understand How the Wealthy Keep the Poor Folks Poor

Humans have a tendency to over-complicate things; that’s where Robert Reich comes in.

In the eyes of this economist and author who once served in the governments of Presidents Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter, much of economic policy is just an ideological war on those without money, by those with money, who have dressed up the issue in a toxic garb of mythology and pseudoscience. 34 more words


The welfare state: is it fair?

I WANT to set the record straight about welfare reform this week – and attempt to bust a few commonly-held myths that often go unchallenged. 1,008 more words

The Senator from Vermont Speaks the Truth

Bernie Sanders is on point with this grave warning to the republic. The electorate must be ever-vigilant when it comes to the shenanigans of the slippery Koch brothers. 121 more words

Leeds NWLabour IWD2014: Leonie Sharp, a trade unionist from Otley, looks at the effects of austerity on women

As a Regional Organiser for UNISON I am well placed to comment on the current economic crisis and its disproportionate effects on women. I’m very interested in why women are hit so hard – and passionately committed to campaigning against the austerity, and against its effects on women. 1,174 more words

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TAX BREAKS: Obama Wants Better Deal For Working Families

(CNNMoney) — President Obama will include several tax proposals to help low- and middle-income families when he introduces his 2015 budget on Tuesday.

The White House on Monday chose to preview a few that are designed to help the working poor, to make child care and college more affordable, and to make it easier to save for retirement. 520 more words


Leeds NW Labour celebrates International Women's Day: Yvette Cooper launches our series. Achievements, challenges and plans.

Next Saturday, 8 March, is International Women’s Day.
As part of the celebration of that, we will be publishing a series of posts over the next days by women – about women. 1,000 more words

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