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“Ageing and raging” seniors demand Calif. budget

There were signs: "So they take from the sick and the poor!" "Seniors count - seniors care!" "Ageing and raging!" and there were songs: "Let's put the home care in and take the tax cuts out!"

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JEERS to greedy financiers, CHEERS to candy

Cheers for workers defending the little candy company that makes those hearts, and jeers for the venture capitalists putting on the squeeze.

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Progressive Caucus tells deficit panel: “Take Social Security off the table”

Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus have told the two co-chairs of President Obama's deficit-cutting commission to "take Social Security off the table."

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“Most successful social insurance” celebrates 75th birthday with a warning

“We are here today to celebrate it, and to demand that our elected officials keep their hands off of it,” said Nan Brasmer of the California Alliance of Retired Americans.

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At Social Security birthday party, Rosa DeLauro cuts the cake

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - "The genius of the Social Security system is that it ties generations together," Rep. Rosa DeLauro said at a kickoff event for Social Security's 75th birthday.

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Social Security’s 75th birthday spurs “Hands off” campaign

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The hot summer is heating up even more as the fight to preserve and extend Social Security becomes a front-burner issue in the 2010 elections.

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Seattle City Council honors Will Parry

SEATTLE-The Seattle City Council honored veteran trade union activist, Will Parry, July 19, for his "lifelong commitment, and work, to achieve social and economic justice for all the residents of Seattle."

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Florida lawmakers put budget woes on backs of retirees

As the Florida state Senate tries to balance the budget by stripping teachers of pay and the incentive to teach in Florida, they are now going after retirees and pension plans.

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