The cuts started kicking in automatically on March 1 after feuding Democrats and Republicans failed to agree on a better plan for addressing the national deficit. They are hitting at a time of spiking poverty as the U.S. slowly climbs out of the deepest economic downturn since the Great Depression of the 1930s.
Mitt Romney, if you want to talk about mooches and freeloaders that take advantage of the system then grow a spine and show America your tax returns. Let’s see what you really pay as a percentage. Let’s see what deductions you take. Let’s see how addicted to federal benefits you are.
New census figures show one in four Baltimore residents living in poverty.
A former Charles County school official who stole from federal funds for low-income students has been sentenced to 27 months in prison.
New U.S. Census figures show the number of school-age children living in poverty jumped significantly in Washington and in Montgomery County during the recession.
A new survey says there are nearly 12,000 homeless people in the Washington area, a 2 percent increase from the previous year.