Food Stamp Cuts Hurt Us All

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*+-Victoria Defrancesco Soto: The assault on food stamps is misdirected.  Aside from the fact that the overwhelming majority of recipients are families with children, the elderly, or disabled, the cuts won’t fix our economy. 

Fast-Food Strikers Fighting for Us All

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*+-RJ Eskow: In fact, if the minimum wage had kept pace with inflation, it would be more than $16 today. These fast-food workers have pitched their wage request exactly right.

How Dare D.C Demand Fair Wages from Walmart!

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*+-Jim Hightower: This Mother Teresa of Global Retailing is now wailing that its generosity has been spurned by an impudent city council that says it’s not interested in corporate pretensions of “charity,” but in tangible fairness.

Cutting Food Stamps

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*+-Steve Hochstadt: Congressional Republicans say that reducing the national debt will save future generations from financial disaster. To do that, they are taking food off the table for today’s children. What kind of morality is that?

Just Try Living on Food Stamps

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*+-Julie Driscoll: If it were up to Republicans, poor children would be eating thin gruel three times a day in the “please sir, may I have some more” tradition.

Who Will Be the GOP’s New Gays?

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*+-Tina Dupuy: But as long as Republicans don’t stand for anything other than freedom for corporations, they will need to find a group of people to be their boogeyman.

An Exploitation Tax Is Past Due

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*+-Charles D. Hayes: Many full-time employees of some of America’s largest employers need government assistance, including food stamps. Guess who picks up the tab?

Now the Battle Over the Debt Ceiling

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*+-Robert Reich: The White House’s and Democrats’ single biggest failure in the cliff negotiations was not getting Republicans’ agreement to raise the debt ceiling.

As New Jobs Return, Employers Slash Wages

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*+-Seymur Slavin: The startling fact is that low wage jobs now constitute 58% of all job growth. The jobs with the fastest growth were retail sales at a median wage of $10.97 per hour. At this salary, workers would be eligible for food stamps.

Taxpayers Should Stop Subsidizing Walmart

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*+-Tina Dupuy: Since Walmart, the largest private employer in the country, generally doesn’t pay its “associates” or “Walmart family members” enough to live on – the giant multi-national corporation is relying on the U.S. government to feed its employees.

A Guide to Black Friday Walmart Strikes

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*+-Steven Mikulan: Walmart is ordering in armies of its underpaid employees to work on a night they have traditionally enjoyed as a holiday. But the only tradition this company respects is that of making money on the backs of its mistreated “associates.”