Roger Hickey

Roger Hickey is Co-Director of the Campaign for America’s Future. He was a leader of the campaign to stop the privatization of Social Security, and he is a founder and member of the steering committee of Health Care for America Now. In the late 1980s he and Jeff Faux created the Economic Policy Institute.

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Friday, February 7, 2014 - 11:30am
Jobs Report: Conservative Budget Austerity Continues To Cripple The Economy
Today’s unemployment report from the Labor Department is disappointing to millions of Americans who are looking for jobs. It shows that the U.S. economy created only 113,000 jobs – well below most economists’ expectations.
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Sunday, September 29, 2013 - 8:30am
Dear Congress – Stop This Manufactured Crisis
Forty-one organizations, representing millions of Americans, have signed this letter to Congress, asking them to stand against those who would “hold our economy hostage in order to dictate the terms of the debate.” See the list of signers below.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - 6:23am
Yes to Obama’s New Jobs Focus. But No To Benefit Cuts in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.
With last night’s State of the Union address, President Obama attempted to refocus his new second term with a focus on jobs and supporting the middle class. He clearly wants to stop talking about deficits and debt and start talking about reviving the economy for people. His best line was a clear attempt to pivot in the right direction:
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Monday, January 7, 2013 - 8:56am
GOP Threat: Cut Social Security and Medicare or We’ll Kill the Economy
Here we go again.
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Friday, June 17, 2011 - 4:33pm
AARP Tells Members They Won't Fight Social Security Benefit Cuts
The front page of today's Wall Street Journal features an article [ Key Seniors Association Pivots on Benefit Cut ] reporting that AARP "is dropping its longstanding opposition to cutting Social Security benefits." The piece is based on a conversation with AARP policy director John Rother.
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