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5 Ways Paul Ryan’s Budget Screws Seniors

Republicans marched to their biggest landslide victory since before the Great Depression in 2010, buoyed by a terrible economy and the withering attack that Democrats had cut Medicare to fund Obamacare. Democrats saw their 4-point advantage with voters over 65 in 2008 turned into a 6 percent disadvantage in 2010. In 2012 Democrats won 2 […]

April 9, 2014
affordable health care and Medicare for all

Medicare Advantage Payments Won’t Be Cut Next Year

By Tony Pugh, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Obama administration reversed itself on Monday, announcing that private health plans that provide Medicare benefits will receive a slight increase in government payments next year, rather than the reduction that was proposed earlier. Congressional Democrats, many facing tough re-election campaigns, recently joined Republicans in asking that the […]

April 8, 2014

Another Round Of Food Stamp Cuts Hits States

By Jake Grovum, Stateline.org WASHINGTON — A fresh round of food stamp cuts at the state level are underway, on top of federal food stamp reductions that hit millions of Americans twice since November. In some states, policymakers have imposed additional cuts that jeopardize benefits for hundreds of thousands. The impact of the reductions is […]

March 30, 2014

Why Is The White House Considering “Significant” Cuts To Social Security?

Republican leaders in Congress, who were staring down the Democrats over a potentially disastrous debt default only days ago, are suddenly blinking so fast that they might be signaling in Morse code. Although their message is muddled and illogical – with House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) saying he can accept closing tax loopholes only if […]

July 7, 2011