Groups Send ‘Robin Hood’ To DC To Promote New Wall St. Tax

A variety of activist, labor and other groups, banded together under the Robin Hood Tax Campaign umbrella, sent “Robin Hood” to Washington Thursday to promote passage of a new sales tax on financial transactions which is in place in more than 40 other countries. The stunt comes as Americans want … Continue reading

Lawmakers To Housing Official: Help Homeowners — Or Else

A group of progressive lawmakers plan on Wednesday to call on an obscure-but-powerful federal housing official to help struggling homeowners — or resign instead. Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, including CPC co-chair Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.), will join underwater homeowners from California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts and Washington State to … Continue reading

How Much Will $31.50 Buy?: Administration Officials, Lawmakers To Experience Food Stamps

What if you had just $31.50 to spend for a week’s worth of groceries? That’s the average allotment to those who receive federal assistance through Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), the program formerly known as Food Stamps. Top Obama administration officials, including senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, several members … Continue reading