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  • Brazil's Silva hits back at rumors, recalls hungry youth

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - In an emotional new television ad, Brazilian presidential candidate Marina Silva hit back at rumors that she would do away with popular social welfare programs if elected, citing her own youth growing up poor and hungry in the Amazon...
  • French welfare fraud costs 20-25 billion euros per year - report

    PARIS (Reuters) - Fraud in France's indebted welfare system costs the country between 20-25 billion euros ($26-32 billion) per year and only a tiny fraction of that amount is ever recovered, an estimate by the French national auditor showed on Wednesday....
  • Lower the debt, clear the way for the American dream

    Lower the debt, clear the way for the American dream
    There is nothing progressive about red ink. This year, progressives will run on strengthening the economic recovery, reducing inequality, improving college affordability, promoting broad-based wage growth and making sure the most vulnerable among us are...
  • All employees benefit from unions

    Once again, the issue is "working in a right-to-work state." Article 1, Section 6 was partially quoted by a Coconut Creek writer. The complete quote reads, "the right of persons to work shall not be denied or abridged on account of the membership or non-...
  • Swedish business fear return to high-tax past as elections near

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - For many Swedish businesses and prosperous households, years of falling taxes and reforms that put maids in middle class homes and fed a consumer boom in luxury cars and holidays in Asia may be drawing to a close. Elections on Sept....
  • Pat Quinn's minimum wage gimmick

    Pat Quinn's minimum wage gimmick
    To commemorate the state of affairs in the Illinois governor's race, tonight's dinner will be saltine crackers dunked in tap water. Sad trombone, please. Don't feel sorry for me. I have cabernet on standby. If you must pull a violin bow, do it for...
  • 'Bank of Boeing' exists for Big Biz; small fries get short shift

    ARLINGTON, Virginia When powerful special interests get their way, the government grows to flex its power on behalf of its favorite cronies. Business lobbyists try to mislead Americans into supporting corporate welfare by presenting plum programs as...
  • Employment becomes Job 1 for Central Florida nonprofits

    Employment becomes Job 1 for Central Florida nonprofits
    When Mark Wermuth first went to the nonprofit Community Food & Outreach Center in Orlando, he was homeless, on food stamps and just starting a 12-step program for alcoholism. A little more than a year later, the 55-year-old is sober, renting an...
  • Rep. Paul Ryan's conversation starter on poverty

    The following editorial appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Wednesday, Sept. 3: Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan is looking to spark a much-needed conversation about how the federal government fights poverty. Give the man credit for trying....
  • Labor looks for realignment of power that could strengthen its hand

    Labor looks for realignment of power that could strengthen its hand
    As the final push begins to fill a key seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, union leaders, elected officials and political analysts are anticipating a realignment of power that could strengthen the hand of organized labor in decisions...
  • Asylum seekers or welfare? Swedish election breaks immigration taboo

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - A Swedish anti-immigration party is likely to score its best ever general election result this month, as a growing number of voters question the cost of the country's open door asylum policy. Opinion polls show that a majority in...
  • Dreams on hold, Brazil's 'new middle class' turns on Rousseff

    SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The streets of Jardim São Luis, a poor and violent neighborhood near the edge of São Paulo, have not been this quiet in years. And that is exactly why Valeria Rocha is so worried. Arms folded, she scans the racks of baby clothes...