Gwendolyn Mink is an author and educator. She blogs at Social Justice: A Feminist Policy Blog. Her books include: Welfare's End (1998; rev. ed. 2002), a Choice magazine “Outstanding Academic Book”; Hostile Environment (2000); The Wages of Motherhood (1995), which won the 1996 Victoria Schuck Book Award of the American Political Science Association; and Old Labor and New Immigrants in American Political Development (1986). She is editor of Whose Welfare? (1999); co-editor (with Wilma Mankiller, Marysa Navarro, Barbara Smith and Gloria Steinem) of The Reader’s Companion to U.S. Women's History (1998); co-editor (with Rickie Solinger) of Welfare: A Documentary History of Policy and Politics (2003); and co-editor (with Alice O’Connor) of Poverty: An Encyclopedia of History, Politics, and Policy (2 volumes, 2004).
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Friday, September 09, 2011
The Payroll Tax Holiday: Talk about a Ponzi Scheme!
Is President Obama trying to kill Social Security without explicitly saying so? He put Social Security "on the table" for consideration by his Deficit Commission -- even though Social Security has not contributed to creating or sustaining the deficit/debt in the first place. He kept Social Security on the table when he made a deal to delegate deficit reduction authority over entitlements to an undemocratic Super Committee. Now, in a speech reportedly about jobs, he proposed to extend and increase the ill-considered FICA tax cut he embraced last December -- a tax