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Proposed Social Security cuts: seniors hit, millionaires glide

Proposals for major cuts in Social Security floated by the deficit commission co-chairs are an attempt to "bully" seniors "while Wall Street millionaires just skate on through scot-free."

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GOP push millionaire tax break, cut off of unemployment

Republicans want to extend Bush-era tax cuts for the rich, but they won't commit to extending unemployment compensation for millions of workers at risk of losing their benefits at the height of the holiday season.

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Berkeley campus heats up

Over 1,000 students, campus workers and faculty packed Sproul Plaza, historic protest site on the University of California campus, Oct. 7, chanting "Whose university? Our university!"

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Obama says he won’t budge on ending Bush tax cuts for the rich

"What I ask the Tea Party is, ‘Would you cut veterans' benefits, end Medicare, end Social Security?'”

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One hot August...city cuts protested

DALLAS - Local politics and thermometers are breaking over the top in this part of the Sun Belt.

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Bush tax cuts for the rich puts GOP in hot seat

As the November elections get closer Republicans have another reason to worry.

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Disabled protest Calif. budget cuts

For the second time in five weeks, dozens of men and women with disabilities and their caregivers camped out for days on a grassy traffic island here last week, protesting Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's plan to slash funding.

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Texas poor say “No more!”

DALLAS -- Local activists with the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, the Dallas Peace Center and others called a "Poor People's Rally" outside City Hall here, June 23.

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Marchers demand common sense taxes, not cuts

SAN FRANCISCO - Their chants - "Arnold, Arnold get a clue, better raise some revenue!" and "Tax the oil, tax the booze, save the services we all use!"- reverberated off buildings along Market St as hundreds of seniors, low-income parents, people with disabilities and their supporters marched through downtown June 3 on their way to a spirited Union Square rally.

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Bus riders protest 20 percent fare hikes

Video: Bus Riders Union protests the proposed 20% fare increase for Los Angeles County passengers.

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