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Families & The Federal Budget

ICYMI: Our picks of the week! #Top5 Must-Read Posts

December 16, 2013
There are so many compelling, interesting stories published on the MomsRising blog every week. Below is a selection of posts we especially hope you didn't miss! Check them out; we'd love to hear which were your favorites in the comments below. Thanks! #RADIO this week! – The Real Feminist Nightmare...
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FAQ: The Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013

December 12, 2013
Senate Budget Chair Patty Murray and her House counterpart Rep. Paul Ryan yesterday reached a deal determining the level of federal discretionary spending for the next two years. In particular, the deal reduces the impact of sequestration, the automatic, across-the-board budget cuts that went into...
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Don't Leave the Unemployed Out In the Cold!

December 11, 2013
I hear from moms all the time about the challenges they are facing and the bright lights they find through programs that help keep their family’s head above water during tough times. That’s why when I read Grand Rapids, Michigan mom Lisa’s story I could hear the panic and worry leaping right off...
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What happens to US jobs with lower corporate tax rates?

December 3, 2013
As we move into this season of connecting with family and old friends, I’m guessing most of us know someone who is struggling in the sluggish job market – a nephew who hasn’t been able to get a foothold in the career of his choice, a teacher who was laid off, an older neighbor who has had his hours...
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Have you heard McDonald’s holiday advice!?

December 3, 2013
Disturbed. That’s how I felt after seeing the latest holiday news coming out of some of our country’s biggest businesses. For example, ABC News reports McDonald’s is giving its employees holiday “financial tips” like, “Selling some of your unwanted possessions on eBay or Craigslist could bring in...
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Asunto: ¿Has escuchado el consejo de McDonald’s para las vacaciones?

December 3, 2013
Perturbada. Así es como me sentí después de ver las últimas noticias de vacaciones que estaban saliendo de algunos de los negocios más grandes de nuestro país. Por ejemplo, los reportes de Noticias ABC . McDonald’s le está dando a sus empleados “consejos financieros” como, “Vender algunas de sus...
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Give Americans a reason to be thankful: A Congress that listens

November 28, 2013
This Thanksgiving, Congress should set aside dysfunction and the austerity mindset and give the American people a reason to be thankful: a federal spending and revenue plan that takes our best interests to heart. In calling for the release of top-line budget numbers prior to Thanksgiving recess,...
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Budget Stalemate Closes Head Start’s Doors to 750 Washington Children

November 26, 2013
If you think the federal budget stalemate means things are not changing in your community you are sadly mistaken. The standoff has slammed Head Start’s doors, and eliminated opportunities to prepare for school, in the faces of 750 potential preschoolers around Washington state. How? Last March, the...
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Tell Congress to Protect Kids in the Budget!

November 8, 2013
Recent statistics are alarming: One out of five children live in a family that is food insecure. Over 1.1 million homeless students are currently enrolled in U.S. preschools and K-12 schools, the highest number ever recorded. The top 1% of households own 35.4% of all privately held wealth in the...
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Momentum Is Building to Close Corporate Offshore Tax Loopholes

November 7, 2013
Some folks in Congress are ready to close up offshore corporate tax loopholes. Others still need convincing. A total of 538 organizations – representing tens of millions of people – came together to tell the Senate to close up the loopholes that encourage big corporations to move jobs, profits and...
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