Jonathan Chait: "Robert Christian points out that one clue to the GOP's failure in the New York special election can be found in the Pew political typology. The key group Corwin lost ground with seems to corresponds to what Pew calls "Disaffecteds." Who are "Disaffecteds"? Pew explains: The most financially stressed of the eight typology groups, … Continue reading GOP Budget, NY-26, and the Demographic Group That Should Terrify Republicans
Jonathan Cohn: The results from Tuesday’s special election in New York demonstrated the popularity of Medicare and unpopularity of Republican plans to dismantle it. But neither fact should be surprising. Medicare is a universal program for retirees: Everybody has an obvious, direct stake in its future. And the Republican plans for Medicare amount to privatization. … Continue reading A Good Day for Medicare–and Medicaid Too?
Robert Parham of EthicsDaily.com: "The idea that churches can tackle national poverty, take care of those who are ill, and rebuild communities after natural disasters requires a spoonful of bad moral theology and a cup of dishonesty...Take one example of a program to care for low-income Americans: WIC. WIC is a supplemental nutrition program for … Continue reading "Let the Churches Do It" Is a Deceptive Myth
Huffington Post: "In a bill released Monday, Republicans proposed cutting $832 million – or 12 percent – from this year's budget for the federal nutrition program that provides food for low-income mothers and children. The 2012 budget proposal for food and farm programs also includes a decrease of almost $457 million, or 31 percent, from … Continue reading House GOP Proposes Budget Cuts To Domestic, Foreign Food Aid