Tag Archive for ‘social security’
If you’ve been thinking that Obama is a Democratic President fighting for a historic compromise called the Grand Bargain for whatever reason, you do not understand what is actually happening, argues Don Washington.
You are probably tired, angry or resigned to the evil that plutocrats do when you think about the Fiscal Cliff, the Grand Betrayal or, as I like to call it, the Unholy Grail.
We’re proud to introduce our newest monthly column, from Don Washington, progressive rabble-rouser, writer and frontman of Mayoral Tutorial.
Originally published at In These Times. With hundreds of billions of dollars in cuts to desperately needed federal safety-net programs looming and the future of Bush-era tax cuts to the rich up in the air, Chicago activists brought their case to U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) last week.
More than 400 senior citizens protesting cuts to social safety net programs rallied November 7 at Federal Plaza. Some then blocked traffic at the intersection of Jackson and Clark Streets in an act of civil disobedience, and 47 demonstrators, four of whom reached the destination in motorized wheelchairs, were arrested and cited by police. Two ...