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Melissa Boteach Archives

New Ryan Plan Would Harm Our Most Vulnerable Citizens

Melissa Boteach and Katie Wright demonstrate how the House Budget Committee chairman’s new proposal would increase hunger, cut jobs, and jeopardize economic security for millions of families, including our veterans.

By Melissa Boteach and Katie Wright | Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Infographic: Keeping Wasteful Defense Spending vs. Helping Vets

Melissa Boteach, Lawrence J. Korb, and Alex Rothman ask whether we really need another nuclear missile in our well-stocked arsenal when that funding could help a returning veteran find a job.

By Melissa Boteach, Lawrence J. Korb, and Alex Rothman | Friday, March 2, 2012

House Strip Club Vote Misses the Point

Melissa Boteach examines an unfortunate and cynical upcoming vote on banning aid from the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program from being spent at strip clubs.

By Melissa Boteach | Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Infographic: House Appropriations Bill Ignores the Other 99 Percent

New appropriations bill eliminates funding for programs that struggling families need, write Donna Cooper and Melissa Boteach.

By Donna Cooper and Melissa Boteach | Thursday, October 13, 2011

Census Data Underscore the Urgency of Enacting Job-Creation Measures

book_alt2 icon Report Neera Tanden, Heather Boushey, and Melissa Boteach make recommendations for improving the jobs picture and Americans’ economic security based on the latest income, poverty, and health insurance numbers.

By Neera Tanden, Heather Boushey, and Melissa Boteach | Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The American Dream Takes a Tough Hit

The debt limit deal will make it harder for low-income families and communities of color to prosper, write Melissa Boteach and Desmond Brown.

By Melissa Boteach and Desmond Brown | Monday, August 8, 2011

El Sueño Americano recibe un duro golpe

El acuerdo del límite de la deuda hará más difícil que familias de bajos ingresos y comunidades de color prosperen, escribe Melissa Boteach y Desmond Brown.

By Melissa Boteach and Desmond Brown | Monday, August 8, 2011

What You Need When You’re Poor

Melissa Boteach and Donna Cooper skewer the conservative think tank’s ridiculous ideas about what low-income Americans spend the bulk of their money on.

By Melissa Boteach and Donna Cooper | Friday, August 5, 2011

Video: Saving WIC

play_alt icon Video Alex Trice and Melissa Boteach explain why it’s absurd to cut critical services such as the Women, Infants, and Children nutrition program while leaving millionaire tax cuts untouched.

By Alex Trice and Melissa Boteach | Thursday, July 28, 2011

10 Reasons Why Everyday Americans Need Medicaid

Scott Lilly, Melissa Boteach, and Katie Wright explore the ugly ramifications of the House Republican plan to make the states and the middle class pay for Medicaid cuts.

By Scott Lilly, Melissa Boteach, and Katie Wright | Monday, July 11, 2011

Infographic: One Day’s Worth of Millionaire Tax Cuts Would Feed Needy Families for a Year

An infographic from Melissa Boteach shows that one day’s worth of millionaire tax cuts could spare low-income seniors and local food banks from drastic cuts.

By Melissa Boteach | Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Infographic: Tax Cuts for Millionaires vs. Nutrition Assistance

An infographic from Melissa Boteach shows that conservatives are choosing one week’s worth of tax cuts for millionaires over nutrition assistance for families that need it.

By Melissa Boteach | Thursday, June 9, 2011

Bait and Switch

Melissa Boteach and Seth Hanlon detail the links between extending the Bush tax cuts for millionaires last year and House Republicans’ vote to slash nutrition and food assistance to the neediest among us.

By Melissa Boteach and Seth Hanlon | Thursday, June 2, 2011

Un Déficit de Liderazgo

Los irresponsables recortes al presupuesto propuestos por los Conservadores en la Cámara perjudicarían la recuperación económica y empeorarían la pobreza e inequidad, escribe Melissa Boteach.

By Melissa Boteach | Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Challenge to Our Nation

Leticia Miranda, Melissa Boteach, and Katie Wright outline how to fight rising Latino child poverty.

By Leticia Miranda, Melissa Boteach, and Katie Wright | Tuesday, October 12, 2010