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What Do Trump's Work Requirements For Medicaid Mean?: 01/17/2018

Rising Up With Sonali - Rising Up With Sonali

The work requirements fulfill a long-term Republican ideal of making poor Americans jump through many hoops, suffer undignified scrutiny, and be forced to work in a stagnant economy in order to be part of a tax-payer funded social safety net. 

Trump Just Made It Easier To Deny Medicaid To Those Who Need It: 01/17/2018

Lindsay Koshgarian - Fortune

The Trump administration moved recently to allow states to require “proof of work” for Medicaid recipients. The idea is punitive and counter-productive—not to mention hypocritical.

Repeal And Replace The Trump Tax Plan: A Call To Action For 2018: 12/28/2017

Lindsay Koshgarian - Truthout

The passage of the most sweeping and disastrous tax plan in a generation is not just a defeat, it is a call to action for 2018.

Tax Plans Pave Way For Massive Cuts To Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security: 12/05/2017

Lindsay Koshgarian - Truthout

While the Senate and House versions of the highly unpopular GOP tax bill are being reconciled, it's important to remember that the two have one thing in common: adding significantly to the national debt. This may seem counterintuitive for fiscal conservatives, but it's the perfect cover for the GOP's real ...

What's Another $1 Trillion?: 12/05/2017

Kai Ryssdal - NPR's Marketplace

We get down to the differences between the Senate and House versions of the tax bill, and debt created is one of those differences. Also included is the number of tax brackets, the alternative minimum tax and the amount of the child tax credit. Plus, Marketplace’s Dan Gorenstein is in ...

10 Reasons To Revive The 1968 Poor People’S Campaign: 12/04/2017

Sarah Anderson - The Nation

Inspired by an initiative cut short by the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., moral leaders are planning a wave of civil disobedience.

Trump Tax Plan Would Deal Long-Term Blow To Working- And Middle-Class Americans: 11/03/2017

Lindsay Koshgarian - Truthout

The tax plan now under consideration by Congress is remarkable for its consistency: a raft of provisions that disproportionately benefit corporations and wealthy Americans and do little for poor, working- and middle-class people.

Here Are The Hard Numbers On The War In Afghanistan Trump Left Out Of His Speech: 08/22/2017

Mike Ludwig - truthout

Last night, President Trump was expected to announce that he would be sending several thousand more troops to Afghanistan, where the United States has been at war for 16 years and violence and corruption have become a way of life.

Budget Time!: 07/19/2017

Stacey Vanek Smith, Jacob Goldstein - NPR Planet Money

On today's show, we are going to explain every dollar the federal government spent last year — nearly $4 trillion — in 10 minutes.

How Much Has War Cost American Taxpayers Since 9/11? Estimates Are In The Trillions: 04/19/2017

Cameron Norsworthy - Romper

Volatile international relations between the United States and other nations have brought the possibility of war to the forefront of public discussion.