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December 13, 2019

On This Day in 1924
Samuel Gompers died at the age of 74. Gompers served as president of the American Federation of Labor from 1886 to 1894 and from 1895 to his death. What does labor want? Gompers said, We want more schoolhouses and less jails; more books and less arsenals; more learning and less vice; more constant work and less crime; more leisure and less greed; more justice and less revenge; in fact more of the opportunities to cultivate our better natures, to make manhood more noble, womanhood more beautiful and childhood more happy and bright.”
- Voices of Labor

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Study: Romney's Medicaid Scheme Would Throw 10s of Millions Off Rolls
Posted On: Oct 25, 2012

Oct. 26, 2012 | A study released Tuesday by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation finds that block-granting Medicaid, as Romney proposes, would see tens of millions of poor Americans lose their health insurance, while the remaining Medicaid beneficiaries would get reduced coverage. Romney also wants to repeal the Affordable Care Act, including its expansion of Medicaid. Between block-granting Medicaid and scrapping ACA, Romney would take health insurance away from between 31 and 37.5 million Americans. Read more here.


 
 
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