Diane Fleming first encountered Social Security when she was three years old. Now she's 70, and one of hundreds of people descending on Congress.
Federal budget cuts will devastate social programs, "plunge communities into ruin and destruction, and cost lives."
AFL-CIO Pres. Trumka was not surprised by the findings, which back up the federation's emphasis on the drastic impact the recession - known as the Bush Crash - has had on workers and families.
Why would some of America's richest families need lavish public subsidies while schools, parks and other public services are in desperate need of funds?
In a party-line vote of 51-48, the Senate yesterday passed a middle-class tax cut, keeping present tax reductions for individuals.
Who would have guessed the Mercantile Exchange needed help from Illinois taxpayers?
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. announced they would introduce the End Polluter Welfare Act to Congress.
More misery loomed for Californians May 14 as Governor Jerry Brown delivered a revised 2012-13 budget projection doubling the already-deep cuts he called for in January.
Chanting "GE, pay your taxes," several thousand rallied in downtown Detroit this morning, the site of the GE annual shareholders meeting.
The rally assembled across the street from Bank of America in Midtown Manhattan.