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At Least 5 Dead In Violent Clashes In Nicaragua Over Social Security Changes
Thousands take to the streets as discontent with government crackdowns builds amid roiling protests.
The Cost of Diapers Can Break The Bank For American Working Class
American families who can't afford simple needs like diapers seek solace in charity run diaper banks.
This Is Your Safety Net on Block Grants
Fmr. Obama administration economist; CNBC and MSNBC contributor
We're talking about block grants because the Republican budget resolutions are coming out this week and such budgets have used this mechanism to propose deep cuts in Medicaid and SNAP (food stamps).
Glenn C. Altschuler
Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies and De...
For many issues, however, self-interest is difficult to calculate - or seems to be less relevant. Weeden and Kurzban admit
How Government Can (Finally) Start Paying for Success
John Roman, Ph.D.
Government doesn't always work as well as it should, but there are solutions. Today, government pays for programs regardless of whether they work, and bears all of the risk of that investment.
Why Do People Vote Against Their Own Best Interests?
CEO, president and co-founder of Advisory Link
Both women and men should vote for elected officials whose actions show that they have the best interests of the citizens and country in mind, but for some reason, they don't.
Stress, Fear, and the Changing Face of Poverty
K. Ford K.
Author of The Wife of John the Baptist
The worst thing about being poor is the fear. It's the fear of not being able to afford a place to live. It's the fear of not being able to go to the doctor, buy medicine, or put gas in the car. It's the fear of never being able to hold our heads up high again.
Why Are Most Latinos Not Prepared for Retirement?
The Hispanic Fanatic
Yes, we sure like to work. It's unfortunate, then, that so many Hispanics who reach old age have nothing to show for it.
65 and Medicare Ready!
Nationally syndicated financial columnist, author
If you don't start out at the right time with the right policies, the increased costs are dramatic.
To the 47%: For All You Do, This Snub's for You
Composer, actor, musician, producer, and performer.
I don't depend on my government for very many things, if you don't count the nation's infrastructure, copyright and patent protection, justice, defense, and even the occasional laugh, all of which enjoy the dependence of all Americans.
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The Bottom Line
Cross-platform digital writer
Yes, individual resourcefulness, ingenuity and hard work are necessary for success. But they are not a substitute for government funding of necessary programs related to health care, child welfare, temporary unemployment, or infrastructural repairs, among other programs.
The River Runoff Phenomenon
Frank A. Weil
The best example is Social Security, which President Franklin Roosevelt proposed in the 1930s. At the time many people became
The Real Reason for Big Government
Douglas J. Amy
Professor of Politics, Mount Holyoke College
Big government is not something that has been forced on Americans by liberal elitists and power-hungry bureaucrats. We have it because we ourselves have demanded big government to deal with the many big problems we have faced.
Americans Prefer Budget Cuts To Tax Increases To Reduce Deficit: Survey
By Reuters, Reuters
The Reuters/Ipsos poll was conducted April 12-15 by telephone and involved 1,044 adults. The results are considered accurate
Obama To Meet With Boehner, Reid On Budget
Although Obama has spoken to congressional leadership by phone, Tuesday's meeting will be his first with Congress over the
Aqua Buddha, the Number 21 and the Deficit Commission
, Guest Writer
On Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles' to-do list was a cap of government spending at 21 percent of GDP. One can only assume 21 bears some religious significance for them because it makes no sense to have this rule on policy grounds.
Obama's Big Government SWAT Team
The Obama Administration's huge ramp-up in spending has given rise to a national debate over the size and role of government
I Want MY America Back: The Good Old Days
Judge H. Lee Sarokin
Retired from the federal court after 17 years of service
Why can't we go back to the time when we just let banks fail and people lost money without FDIC insurance? What about those happy days when we could employ 11-year-olds, before child labor laws?
USA Today Reporter Responds to Blog Post
Author, 'Singled Out'
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