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Economic Stimulus Bill’s Impact on Women and Their Families

Written Guest Blogger and Mothers Center member Linda ManeyPresident Obama has signed the stimulus bill into law. The economic rescue package, known as The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the “Act”), is designed to ‘jump-start’ the economy. The Act addresses many issues of concern for women and children. Such issues include early education, [...]

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Government: the problem, or the solution to the problem?

Last week I went to the “Thinking Forward, Thinking Big” progressive wonkfest hosted by the Economic Policy Institute, Demos, The American Prospect, and the Institute for America’s Future. The predominant message of the day was that an effective, activist government must function to enhance the common good. Having seen the self-destruction of free market theory, [...]

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One Woman

Written by MOTHERS volunteer Kelly Coyle DiNorcia Many of us who read this blog are aware of the statistics. Women make less money than men for equal work. Their lifetime earnings are significantly lower than that of men, on average. They are at significantly higher risk for falling into poverty than men.Blah, blah, blah. These [...]

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Shovel-Ready Isn’t Enough

I spent most of the weekend watching debate in the Senate on the stimulus bill, or listening to people talk about the debate on the stimulus bill. I know I am suffering from stimulus bill overload, but before I go stick my head in an ice bucket, I want to make the following points. First, [...]

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