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Rachel West

Rachel West

Rachel West is a Senior Policy Analyst in the Center for American Progress’s Poverty to Prosperity Program. Follow her on Twitter: @rwest817

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Here’s How Much America’s Rising Income Inequality Is Costing Social Security

Rising inequality has not only threatened working families’ economic security—making Social Security’s modest benefits all the more critical—it has also actively damaged Social Security’s financial outlook

Rachel West ·


Lawmakers’ Personal Tax Cuts Could Provide 10 Million Meals for Families in Need

Instead of listening to American voters, these lawmakers are not only pocketing their six- and seven-figure tax gains, they’re turning around and slashing billions of dollars from families’ nutrition benefits over the next decade.

Melissa Boteach ·


Yes, Replacing Food Stamps With a Blue Apron-Style Delivery System Is As Bad As It Sounds

The president sees his own wealth as the chief validator of his societal worth, and believes it makes him perfectly qualified to make choices about how low-income people live their lives.

Mara Pellittieri ·


For the Cost of Repealing the Estate Tax, Congress Could Buy Everyone in America a Pony

"Alternatively, instead of providing tax cuts for millionaires or ponies for children, lawmakers could also use $1.5 trillion in many other ways to create jobs, reduce child poverty, end homelessness, make college free, or provide paid family leave."

Rachel West ·



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