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Food Stamps are an essential safety net for working families

Dear Editor, In November of 2017, my hard-working husband applied for his VISA, but was denied. Since then, I had to find ways to maintain a household, independently, and I found myself struggling making ends meet. It wasn’t until I applied for food stamps and received help to buy nutritious foods for my children. Food stamps have been a critical resource to me at times when I needed help to get enough food on the table for my family and…

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Opinion: Congress Wants to Cut Food Stamps After Giving 1% a Big Tax Break

Last year, Republicans blew a massive hole in the federal budget with their $1.5 trillion tax giveaway to big corporations. These corporations include the big drug companies that make record profits by gouging us on the cost of prescription drugs. Companies like Wal-Mart and McDonald’s that pay so little that workers can’t make ends meet also got tax breaks. After cutting healthcare to pay this tax scam, Republicans in the House now also want to cut about $20 billion from…

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Trump-GOP Tax Plan Has Tax Cuts for Richest Nevadans, Budget Cuts for Everyone Else

This week, Republican leaders are maneuvering to place Donald Trump’s tax cut proposal on top of Congress’ agenda. In turn, Trump is justifying this by claiming that his tax cuts are designed to help working-class families. But is this really the case? We not only fact-check Trump’s tax spin, but we also speak with the experts about who truly benefits the most from these tax cuts. (more…)