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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.
Report Fifty years after the launch of the War on Poverty, it’s time to apply our lessons learned to today’s economic and social challenges to usher in a new era of shared prosperity.
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 Baron is the Campaign Manager for Early Childhood Policy at American Progress. Previously, she was the State Advocacy Coordinator for the Center for American Progress Action Fund, where she worked with state partners and created actionable content to advance progressive policies through organizing, communications, and policy advocacy. Prior to that, Sarah was the Field Associate for the […]