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House GOP’s ‘Job Creating’ Spending Cuts Destroyed 370,000 Jobs

via Travis Waldron, ThinkProgress House Republicans took the government to the brink of shutdown last spring by demanding across-the-board budget cuts to many vital programs. Instead of focusing on job creation, as Americans wanted them to, the GOP turned its attention to slashing funds for programs that funded assistance for women and children, local law … Continue reading

Quinn to Announce Budget Cuts Thursday

Workers across Illinois will find out Thursday whether they’ll lose their jobs. Gov. Quinn said earlier this week thousands of state workers will be out of work because of a budget shortfall that doesn’t leave enough money to pay them. He also plans to make cuts to services, which could include closing a prison, a … Continue reading

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