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Vote can save jobs, benefits, services

Connecticut state workers are now voting for the second time on a tentative agreement reached by their unions and Gov. Malloy  to "save jobs, protect benefits and preserve services." 


Chicago activists rally for jobs not cuts

Dozens of unemployed activists and supporters rallied here at Federal Plaza August 5 urging Congress to enact a massive federal jobs program and not to cut badly needed social entitlement programs.

Rally: Hands off big 3 - Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid (video)

It was billed as a vigil, but it was clearly a thumpin' rally of 300 people saying "Hands off Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid."

Chicago rally: Hands off Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid

It was 101 degrees in the shade, but that didn't stop 200 white-haired retirees and others from rallying against any cuts to these programs.

Pick up the phone today

It's toll-free: today and tomorrow, July 14 and 15, call 1-866-251-4044 and voice your opposition to any plans to cut Social Security.


Hands off Social Security movement ignites

Lawmakers and groups representing 50 million Americans held a press conference here today demanding that Social Security cuts be taken off the deficit reduction table.


There is no Social Security crisis (with video)

Nancy Altman, co-director of Social Security Works, explains why the highly-successful program is stronger than you might think.

Economists: “People’s Budget” is best for the people

The Economic Policy Institute says the Progressive Caucus budget plan will cut the deficit better than either the Republicans' help-the-rich plan or Obama's framework.


Congressional Democrats call for raising taxes on millionaires

"It goes to the heart of whether we are serious about reducing the deficit, as opposed to just shrinking government."


Showdown in nation’s capital between “two budgets, two visions”

The Republican plan sets a dangerous precedent by rejecting revenue increases while proposing the largest single-year cuts in history.

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