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Top 5 Solutions to Cut Poverty Proposed by President Obama in State of the Union Address

President Obama State of the Union addressThe president outlines a bold action plan to cut poverty and bring millions of families into the middle class.

by Melissa Boteach | Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Infographic: House Republican Tax Plan Raises Taxes on Working Families to Cut Taxes for the Rich

The House bill allows sensible reforms to the earned income and child tax credits to expire while continuing tax cuts that benefit the wealthiest Americans.

by Melissa Boteach | Wednesday, December 12, 2012

The Right Choices to Cut Poverty and Restore Shared Prosperity

American flagHalf in Ten analyzes the nation's progress toward cutting poverty in half in 10 years, tracking progress along several indicators of success.

by Melissa Boteach, Shawn Fremstad, Joy Moses, Erik Stegman, Katie Wright | Monday, November 19, 2012

New Poverty Data Provide Key Insights into Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

Woman fills out government assistance formNew data released by the U.S. Census Bureau show that we can’t let our safety net programs expire or go unfunded in the end-of-year fiscal negotiations in Congress.

by Melissa Boteach | Wednesday, November 14, 2012

5 Things You Need to Know About the 2011 Poverty Data

Today’s new data on poverty reveal that the share of people living in poverty stabilized and that government programs to alleviate hardship are working.

by Melissa Boteach | Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Timeline: Cutting Poverty and the Federal Deficit Is Possible

cursor icon Interactive Sophie Feldman and Melissa Boteach demonstrate the bipartisan achievements of deficit reduction and poverty reduction between 1985 and 1997 in a telling timeline.

by Sophie Feldman and Melissa Boteach | Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Right Embraces ‘Big Government’

Melissa Boteach explores the crass politics behind opposition to states experimenting with the best ways to fight poverty.

by Melissa Boteach | Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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, 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, Alex Rothman | Friday, March 2, 2012