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Paul Ryan’s Push for Workforce Development Is a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
If Speaker Ryan and congressional Republicans truly cared about helping people transition into the labor market, they would support policies like raising the federal minimum wage, strengthening collective bargaining rights, and advancing policies like paid leave and universal child care, which...
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 "According to an analysis of census data, Social Security payments keep an estimated 22 million Americans from slipping into poverty." (Photo: Screenshot) Views
The Next Big Fight: Saving Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security from Massive Cuts
Expand and improve these programs: don’t cut them.
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Celebrations as Oregon Voters Approve Tax Hike to Cover Medicaid Expansion
"Voters have spoken and lawmakers now have a clear mandate, Oregonians believe everyone deserves access to affordable healthcare."
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"The relationship between health and employment is much more complicated than the administration suggests." (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images) Views
No, Forced Labor Is Not Good for Your Health
If the administration is serious about improving the health of working-class people, then it should stop rolling back important labor standards and worker protections.
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"Most working-age adults who use Medicaid already work, and many of them have jobs thanks to Medicaid — not despite it." (Photo: David McSpadden / Flickr) Views
Trump’s Gift for the Unemployed: Kicking Them Off Health Care
Imagine telling a laid off employee they won't have Medicaid to fall back on.
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Trump Launches 'Truly Savage' Attack on Medicaid By Pushing Work Requirements
"This is just the latest in Trump and Republicans' relentless assault on Medicaid and the broader set of federal programs people rely on. And it's a sign that there is likely more to come."
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A New Year’s Resolution for the Media: Do Not Let Republicans Get Away With Saying ‘Reforms’ When They Mean ‘Cuts’
There’s no reason to expect general readers to intuitively understand that when House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) says he plans to “reform” entitlements, he means to cut them.
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Sanders: Passage of GOP Tax Bill Great Victory for Koch Brothers as 'Looting of Federal Treasury' Begins
"Congratulations to the Koch brothers, massive corporations and billionaire campaign contributors on looting the Treasury and working families."
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The Republican Long Game
Republicans have long dreamed of destroying the social safety net once and for all; this bill finally threatens to accomplish that
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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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