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Video: The Windy City protests federal housing cuts

On Friday close to  one thousand Chicagoans turned out at the Illinois State Office Building hopping mad about planned federal budget cuts proposed for HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development).

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GOP budget would close Social Security offices

If Republicans have their way with the federal budget it would close Social Security offices across the country.

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Homelessness, poverty up across the country

The Great Recession resulted in a significant increase in homelessness according to the National Alliance to End Homelessness.

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Cuomo-friendly business group launches ad campaign

The new television commercial about New York state sounds good - so why are labor and community groups worried?

Maryland faces $1.2 billion in new cuts

While taxes on the rich are set to expire, increased taxes on gas and alcohol, which would disproportionately affect working people, are under consideration.

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Tax cut deal: “A tremendous sacrifice” says Solis

"Right now we've made a tremendous sacrifice," Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis said. "There's no pleasure in us giving the high income tax bracket these cuts."

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MoveOn.org speakout: No tax cuts for billionaires

“No Tax Bailouts for Billionaires” was the message of thousands of MoveOn.org members who joined street corner “speakouts” outside congressional district offices across the nation Dec. 2.

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Citizens’ Commission plan can change deficit debate - thank goodness!

Joseph Stiglitz, Nobel prize-winning economist, and the Citizens' Commission on Jobs, Deficits And America's Future, presented a plan that focuses on what's needed: jobs.

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Schakowsky issues progressive deficit plan

A leading congressional progressive issued a counter-plan to the one advocated by the deficit commission's co-chairs. The plan would reduce deficits - but not on the backs of working people.

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Proposed Social Security cuts: seniors hit, millionaires glide

Proposals for major cuts in Social Security floated by the deficit commission co-chairs are an attempt to "bully" seniors "while Wall Street millionaires just skate on through scot-free."

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