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Monthly Archives: July 2011

In the Deficit Battle We Are the Voice of the Poor

The news this week has been filled with reports on the federal deficit and the failure, as of this writing, for officials in Washington to agree on a course of action.  Raise the debt ceiling? Or default on payments if the budget isn’t cut?  From Wall Street to your local supermarket Americans are worried about […]

I Didn't Have Dinner Last Night

No child should go hungry in America. That’s why the school lunch program was developed—to make sure children have access to affordable meals and the nutrition they need to be able to grow into healthy adults. But what happens when those children go home at the end of the day, or for the weekend? Teachers […]

Thinking Anew: An Argument for Raising Social Security Benefits

The New York Times published an op-ed that has a compelling argument for raising, not just saving, Social Security benefits. In Get Radical: Raise Social Security. Thomas Geoghegan, a labor lawyer and author of the article observes that many of America’s senior citizens are living on $10,000 a year. He asserts that “the biggest crisis we face is […]