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Monthly Archives: August 2010

In 2008, credit card issuers imposed $19 billion in penalty fees on families with credit cards–exploiting loopholes in the law to make profits at the expense of responsible credit cardholders with minimal oversight. Last year, credit card companies broke all … Continue reading

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Small businesses are the engine of our economy, creating two-thirds of the new jobs over the last 15 years. Small businesses continue to face a lack of credit and tight lending standards, with 45% of small businesses seeking loans unable … Continue reading

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For more than seven years, America's brave men and women in uniform have done everything asked of them in the war in Iraq. Many have been lost on the battlefield, and Americans mourn their loss; all have performed with courage … Continue reading

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The Affordable Care Act signed into law this year includes landmark health insurance reforms to protect young adults, the middle class, women, and seniors. Despite the clear benefits of health insurance reform, Republican leaders are standing with insurance companies and … Continue reading

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Twenty years ago, the Ryan White CARE Act brought a lifeline of hope and care to Americans living with HIV/AIDS. The legislation marked a long overdue step forward for the well-being of thousands of people too often left behind by … Continue reading

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MYTH: Democrats plan a $3.8 trillion tax increase on January 1st. FACT: NOT TRUE! President Obama’s FY 2011 budget proposes $1.7 trillion in tax relief–extending the 2001, 2003 tax cuts for middle-class families, including the child tax credit, reductions in … Continue reading

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The Affordable Care Act is designed to put you, not the health insurance companies, back in charge of your health care. The Patient's Bill of Rights in the Affordable Care Act will stop insurance companies from limiting the care you … Continue reading

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Tomorrow, Social Security–a bedrock promise Americans have earned with a lifetime of hard work–turns 75. In 2005, President George W. Bush and Congressional Republicans pushed cuts and a risky Social Security privatization scheme. Democrats and the American people said ‘no.’ … Continue reading

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Underscoring the hypocrisy of the GOP's recent concern for our nation's fiscal outlook, Congressional Republicans continue to call for an extension of the deficit-busting Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest few–saddling Americans with nearly $700 billion in debt. According to … Continue reading

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The holy month of Ramadan is a period of spirituality, reflection and rejoicing for Muslims here and around the world. It is a time to honor the traditions of the Muslim faith, and an opportunity for all Americans to celebrate … Continue reading

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