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The GOP Tax Scam Two-Step: Explode the Deficit With Cuts for Rich, Then Screw the Poor
"Mark my words: As soon as the Republican tax bill passes, Republicans are going to insist on cutting Medicare and Social Security to cut the deficit," said Sen. Bernie Sanders
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Sanders Demands Ryan, McConnell Come Clean on GOP Plan to Gut Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security
"The bottom line is that the American people have a right to know exactly how you plan to pay for a $1.4 trillion increase in the deficit before, not after, tax legislation is signed into law," Sanders wrote in a letter to GOP leaders
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In 2015, Social Security lifted an estimated 12.6 million women out of poverty, including 9 million women aged 65 and over. Views
Americans — Especially Women — Benefit Hugely from Social Security
Today is Social Security’s 82nd birthday. We’ve updated our backgrounder on Social Security’s significant impact and a related analysis of its benefits. In June 2017, over 60 million people collected modest benefits through Social Security. Americans strongly support Social Security because it...
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The Koch brothers are "still trying to supplant American democracy with their little laissez-fairyland plutocracy." (Image: DonkeyHotey/flickr/cc) Views
Billionaire Donors Plot a ‘Renaissance of Freedom’ — for the Privileged
Who needs roads when you've got a private jet?
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Remembering 'The Americans with Disabilities Act' and the Movement that Generated It
Many Americans were surprised that some of the most militant responses to the proposed Republican health care plan came from disability activists – who staged a “die-in” outside the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in late June that resulted in at least one person being removed from...
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GOP's Deja Vu Budget Slashes Social Programs to Fund Tax Cuts for Rich
House GOP budget blueprint would boost military spending and give tax cuts to the wealthy while slashing nation's safety net
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Stunning Truths about the Bloated Safety Net for the Wealthy
The entire 2017 safety net is about $850 billion, compared to over $1.5 trillion for tax expenditures , most of which are for rich Americans . The Unrelenting Wealth Grab by the 1% The average 1% household increased its wealth by $3 million in 2016. Since much of that was in the form of stock gains...
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Trump’s Budget Is What Class Warfare Looks Like
Earlier this week, the Trump administration launched a massive salvo against the working and middle class with a budget that was every bit as absurd as its title: “ A New Foundation for American Greatness .” Trump’s spin was characteristically grandiose and empty of truth. In a message to Congress...
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How Trump Budget Would Hurt Older Americans
President Trump’s 2018 budget wouldn’t just hurt people with disabilities, as we’ve explained , but older Americans as well. During the campaign, Trump repeatedly promised not to cut Social Security, Medicare, or Medicaid, which serve tens of millions of seniors. But the President has broken his...
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Donald Trump to Hungry Seniors: Drop Dead
Some 10 million elders are threatened by hunger—but the president’s budget would slash desperately needed funding for food programs.
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