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Study: U.S. Poverty Rate Decreased Over Past Half-Century Thanks to Safety-Net Programs

By Zachary A. Goldfarb, Published: December 9 Posted at http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/study-us-poverty-rate-decreased-over-past-half-century-thanks-to-safety-net-programs/2013/12/09/9322c834-60f3-11e3-94ad-004fefa61ee6_story.html?wpmk=MK0000200 Government programs such as food stamps and unemployment insurance have made significant progress in easing the plight of the poor in the half-century since the launch of the war on poverty, according to a … Continue reading

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Connecting the Dots Between Unemployment and Wage Growth

Posted at http://thirdandstate.org/2013/july/connecting-dots-between-unemployment-and-wage-growth Jul 02, 2013 08:21 pm | Mark Price Colin Gordon of the Iowa Policy Project (and the Tell Tale Chart) has a new graphic illustrating the connection between unemployment and wage growth across the states (see Colin’s … Continue reading

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Public Spending Drought is Harming the Economy

Posted at http://www.publicworks.org/enewsletter-may-2013.html#pb1 This piece from The Atlantic does a good job of walking through the specifics of how public spending, or lack thereof, is hindering the economic recovery. The austere approach to public spending is dragging down, rather than … Continue reading

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Town Hall Meeting on Jobs and the Economy—October 13, Harrisburg

Everyone is concerned about unemployment, jobs and the need to move ahead. People are hungry for possibilities for the future.   Join us for a Town Hall Meeting on Jobs and the Economy to hear from AFL-CIO, Organizing for America, … Continue reading

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Urge Congress to Pass the American Jobs Act

From Half in Ten (http://halfinten.org/):   Earlier this month, President Barack Obama laid out his plan to put America back to work—the American Jobs Act. Tell Congress to pass it now at http://www2.americanprogress.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=167!   Earlier this month, two contributors to … Continue reading

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Cutting SNAP/Food Stamp Funding Would Force More Families Below Poverty Line

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org):    (The New York Times, September 14, 2011)   “[G]overnment safety-net programs… are all that is keeping millions from falling into complete despair,” notes this New York Times editorial published in the … Continue reading

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Obama Jobs Plan Prevents 2012 Recession in Survey of Economists

Shared by Faith in Public Life (http://www.faithinpubliclife.org):   By Timothy R. Homan – Sep 28, 2011 12:00 AM ET   President Barack Obama’s $447 billion jobs plan would help avoid a return to recession by maintaining growth and pushing down … Continue reading

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Discouraging News on Child Poverty

From the Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org):   By Marian Wright Edelman   Thirteen-year-old Brittanie Potter and her 12-year-old sister Sydney held a bake sale and garage sale at their Marion, Ohio home this summer with a simple goal in mind: … Continue reading

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For Record Number of Americans, Recession Is Far From Over

From the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center (http://www.pennbpc.org):   National poverty rate hit 15.1% last year, the highest level since 1993   As the recession took its toll last year, more Americans fell into poverty, saw their incomes decline and … Continue reading

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Poverty. Just Say It.

Sunday 21 August 2011 by: Kathy Mulady, Equal Voice Newspaper | News Analysis   Washington – It’s taken a plunging stock market, the deficit debate, foreclosure signs on neighborhood houses and the threat of a double-dip recession to force Americans … Continue reading

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