Tag: child nutrition

The State of the Union in Perspective: Trump’s America and Roosevelt’s Four Freedoms

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January 30, 2018

In 1941, Franklin Roosevelt addressed the nation to bring us together in support of a strong American presence in the world.  Defeating the Axis forces in concert with our allies was essential to ensure that people all over the world could enjoy four freedoms:  freedom of speech and of religion, and freedom from want and Read More »

Cuts by any other name

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January 5, 2018

Over the holidays, Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, had an interesting op-ed published in the Washington Post. His New Year’s resolution to journalists and others: When talking about changes to the programs that make up our country’s safety net, do not say “reform” when what many in Congress Read More »

Tax Bill Grinch steals Christmas — and threatens America’s lower- and middle-income families

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December 19, 2017

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Tuesday, Dec. 19 in response to the tax bill passed today by the House and up for a vote in the Senate: “Today the tax bill Grinch stole Christmas and handed it over to corporations and the wealthiest Americans.  Read More »

“Monday is my 34th birthday. I probably won’t have many more.”

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December 18, 2017

Health care advocates rallied at the U.S. Capitol Monday, part of a last-minute effort to defeat massive tax cuts – tax cuts that pose a potentially devastating threat to Medicaid, Medicare and other key programs. In an event that was part protest and part news conference, medical practitioners and patients told story after story of Read More »

‘We will pay, and our children and grandchildren’

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December 4, 2017

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Monday, Dec. 4 in response to the tax bills passed by the Senate and House: “The Senate and House members who voted to hand trillions of dollars in tax cuts to corporations and wealthy individuals have made a clear Read More »

A Vote Against Our Future: The House Just Voted to Transfer Trillions from Middle- and Low-Income People to Corporations and Millionaires

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November 16, 2017

Editor’s note: Deborah Weinstein, Executive Director of the Coalition on Human Needs, issued the following statement Thursday, Nov. 16 in response to the House vote in favor of H.R. 1, the massive tax-giveaway for corporations and the wealthiest Americans: “The House vote to pass a giant tax cut overwhelmingly for corporations and the wealthy is Read More »

The House Tax Cuts:  Trillions for Corporations and the Rich; Losses for Low- and Middle-Income People Now and Later

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November 3, 2017

Editor’s note: The following is a statement released by CHN Executive Director Deborah Weinstein in response to the House GOP tax proposal, unveiled Thursday, Nov. 2. To learn more about the proposal, please see CHN’s latest Human Needs Report. “The full analysis is not yet in, but the outlines are clear.  The corporate tax rate Read More »

51 Senators Vote to Slash Medicaid in order to Pay for Tax Cuts for the Rich

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October 20, 2017

They also voted to cut Medicare, education, housing assistance, job training, home heating/cooling assistance, SNAP, Meals on Wheels, Head Start, environmental and public health protections, child care, help for people with disabilities… This isn’t as much a budget as it is a gaping self-inflicted wound.  Or, instead of following the dictum “When you’re in a Read More »

CHN Report: Poverty rate flat in West Virginia, threats on the horizon

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October 16, 2017

Editor’s note: Today the Coalition on Human Needs began releasing a series of state reports on poverty. Today’s report examines the status of poverty in West Virginia, and the threats facing the state due to budget proposals in Congress. Here is a summary of the report filed by Dan Heyman of the West Virginia News Read More »

2.5 Million Fewer Poor People in 2016; Now-threatened programs made the difference

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September 12, 2017

The poverty rate declined to 12.7 percent in 2016, down from 13.5 percent in 2015 and from 14.8 percent in 2014, according to new U.S. Census data released Tuesday.  That 2.1 percentage point drop is the largest two-year decline since 1969. Since 2014, the number of people in poverty has dropped by more than 6 Read More »