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Without Government Safety Net, Millions of Americans Would Face Deeper Poverty

Today is Poverty Day, and the U.S. Census Bureau has released new data that show 46.2 million people (15 percent) lived in poverty last year. Compared with 2010, the current poverty rate is not statistically different, but what is important … Continue reading

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Deficit Reduction on the Backs of Seniors, Students and Low- and Middle-Income Families

Analysts at the indispensable Center on Budget Policy and Priorities (CBPP) are focusing a spotlight on the negative impact that Congressman Paul Ryan’s (R. WI) recent 10-year budget proposal would have on students, seniors, and lower- and middle-income families. Continue reading

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