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“Dems Decry Social Security Sneak Attack”

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this January 7, 2015 Huff Post article talks about a rules that need to be followed by the federal government that include information that prevents congress from shifting money from Social Security Retirement Insurance fund to the Social Security Disability Insurance fund which could result in a cut in benefits to those currently receiving Social Security Disability. one estimate is a 20% cut, but it isn’t clear exactly what percentage will be cut.

Seal of the United States Social Security Admi...

Seal of the United States Social Security Administration. It appears on Social Security cards. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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This January 5, 2015 Daily KOS article talks about cuts to the food stamp program as a result of temporary increases in funding to the program coming to an end this year.  An estimated 1 million adults will be effected by the cut.

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English: Logo of the . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“Why does Pennsylvania make it so hard to vote? PennLive editorial”

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This January 2, 2015 PennLive article talks about the ways that Pennsylvania makes it more challenging for citizens to vote as compared to other states who not only simplify the process, but manage to secure the integrity of the vote at the same time without creating unneeded hardship on voters.

Map of the 67 counties of the Commonwealth of ...

Map of the 67 counties of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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