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  • Paul Ryan rehashes an old Social Security lie--at your expense

    Paul Ryan rehashes an old Social Security lie--at your expense
    There should be a rule--or even a law--that politicians who propose "fixes" to Social Security should at least show they know something about the program. By that standard, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., would flunk.
  • Private charity can't replace government social programs

    Private charity can't replace government social programs
    As often happens when the financial demands on government social programs rise, there's been a lot of talk lately about the need to return to the traditional American system of community and faith-based help for the needy: charity, not government...

    Paul Ryan budget cuts deeply -- but will it balance as promised?

    Paul Ryan budget cuts deeply -- but will it balance as promised?
    WASHINGTON -- The austere Republican budget proposal from Rep. Paul D. Ryan would slash federal spending to pre-Eisenhower levels, but the "turbo cuts" on every aspect of government -- except the military -- are still not enough to reach his promise of...

    Wal-Mart's dependence on food stamps, revealed

    Wal-Mart's dependence on food stamps, revealed
    Talk about a "poverty trap"! The phrase was recently used by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan, R-Wisc., to suggest that the nation's panoply of programs to aid low-income households was keeping them from rising into the middle class. Wal-...

    A helping hand or cold shoulder for the middle class?

    A helping hand or cold shoulder for the middle class?
    How's the U.S. economy doing? If you're rich, the answer is "fabulously." Here are some data points from Diane Swonk, chief economist for Mesirow Financial in Chicago. "Spending at luxury retailers has come back," she told the Senate Finance Committee...