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We Need a Robin Hood Tax for Welfare Relief

September 24, 2013


*Originally Posted at Nursing Clio on September 24, 2013. I wish I found the idea of cutting $39 billion from the federal government’s food stamp program  (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, or SNAP) during a recession unbelievable. But, as usual, House Republicans continue to thwart all belief and reason. Some Republicans like Paul Ryan (R-WI) are concerned […]

Emancipating Intimate Labor in the Home Care Economy

April 27, 2013


On December 15, 2011, the White House announced “administration action” to protect the nation’s 1.7 million home care workers. President Obama called for the establishment of minimum wage and overtime standards that all workers recognized in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) received. These new reforms would virtually eliminate the “elder companion exemption” in the FLSA that […]