Monthly Archives: December 2013

The Budget Deal: Bad for Workers, Bonanza for the 1% and the Military Complex

The Budget Deal of December 2013: The 1%, Pentagon & Military Complex Win; Workers, Unemployed, Retirees, Veterans, and Consumers Lose On December 10, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 332–94 in favor of changes to the federal budget for 2014. … Continue reading

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The Labor Movement and the Food Stamp Crisis

There is Still Time to Defeat the Bipartisan Drive to Cut Food Stamps, and It Is the Responsibility of the Labor Movement to Lead the Fight! The facts are not complicated: The Senate agreed on June 10, 2013 to cut … Continue reading

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How Can Labor Support a Political Party Whose Leaders Vote to Cut Food Stamps?

On June 10, 2013 the U.S. Senate, with its Democratic majority, approved a farm bill that included a $4.1 billion cut in food stamp funding over a 10-year period. According to the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO), under this proposal 500,000 … Continue reading

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