The net incomes of four of the largest low-wage employers, Wal-Mart, McDonald’s, Yum! Brands, and Target, represent five times the amount of cost savings in SNAP resulting from a minimum wage hike to $10.10.
A new Half in Ten report examines the annual indicators of economic security and opportunity at the state-by-state level. The bottom line: Low-income families in states across the country are suffering from too many years of reckless efforts to reduce the federal deficit.
House Republicans have repeatedly proposed legislation that attacks and diminishes supplemental nutrition assistance.
Curbing access to supports such as supplemental nutrition assistance and the earned income and child tax credits not only undermines economic security for millions of undocumented immigrants, but also denies potential economic gains to millions of Americans.
Misconceptions about Medicaid expansion under the Affordable Care Act obscure the fact that the Medicaid program boasts a long track record of proven effectiveness in providing care and assistance to those most in need.
We can either maintain tax breaks for some of the wealthiest Americans for things like yachts, or preserve programs for individuals with disabilities and their families.
Sarah is the State Advocacy Coordinator for American Progress. Prior to this, she was the field associate for the Half in Ten campaign and Poverty to Prosperity Program at American Progress, where she worked to reduce poverty by engaging grassroots partners and advocates across the country. She also managed Our American Story, the campaign’s storyteller […]