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Melissa Boteach Archives

7 Ways the House Farm Bill Slams the Middle Class

Melissa Boteach explains how the bill will cut jobs, hurt long-term economic growth, increase poverty, and worsen child hunger—all while protecting the wealthy.

by Melissa Boteach | Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Infographic: The Coverage Chasm

An infographic from Melissa Boteach shows how low-wage workers are left out of the promise of affordable health coverage in states that refuse Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion.

by Melissa Boteach | Monday, July 16, 2012

House Republican Cuts for Kids by the Numbers

Melissa Boteach demonstrates the trade offs House leadership is willing to make to help the best off at the expense of America’s most vulnerable children.

by Melissa Boteach | Thursday, April 26, 2012

Protecting Wasteful Military Spending at All Costs

Chart from Melissa Boteach, Lawrence Korb, and Max Hoffman shows that House conservatives are asking low- and middle-income families to foot the bill to protect weapons systems that don’t enhance our national security.

by Melissa Boteach, Lawrence J. Korb, and Max Hoffman | Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Real Hunger Games

House Republicans stealthily cut nutrition assistance as they reject revenues from the Buffett Rule as paltry, write Melissa Boteach and Seth Hanlon.

by Melissa Boteach and Seth Hanlon | Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Guest Voz: Three Ways the Ryan Budget Hits Latinos

Melissa Boteach outlines the ways the House Republican budget introduced last week will affect the Latino population.

by Melissa Boteach | Tuesday, March 27, 2012

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