Daily Archives: December 3, 2013

CEOs Against Grandmas

The loudest calls for Social Security cuts are coming from CEOs who will never have to worry about their own retirement security. by  Sarah Anderson http://www.commondreams.org/sarah-anderson David Cote, the CEO of Honeywell, has more than $134 million in his personal retirement fund. If I were sitting on a nest egg that big, I might feel a…

Health Economists Ignore Working Class Realities

by  Donna Smith  http://www.commondreams.org/donna-smith Ah, the Affordable Care Act.  We’ve all been inundated with the stories about the rocky launch of Obamacare’s Healthcare.gov website, the policy cancellations that drop people from coverage rather than meet minimum standards required by the ACA, and other issues like the one I have faced with a deeply flawed subsidy/tax…

Witnesses to Hunger (and Poverty) on the Hill

by  Greg Kaufmann http://www.commondreams.org/greg-kaufmann Nia Timmons was stressed. (Center for Hunger-Free Communities) A mother of three, she works full-time as an assistant teacher at a pre-K program in Camden, New Jersey where she earns $12 per hour.  By the second week of November, she still hadn’t received her family’s food stamp (SNAP) benefits and she didn’t…

Some Personal Musing

By John Johnson The last few weeks and especially this week there has been a lot of media coverage about Veterans. About supporting veterans, with medical care, jobs and support.   Of course not much coverage of why we have so many.  Why we have we got them killed and injured with our invasions in the…

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