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The original TV? 
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Portrait of Mrs. Walter A. Strong and family gathered in front of a fireplace, 1931, Chicago, Illinois. Photograph by Chicago Daily News, Inc.

The original TV? 

chicagohistorymuseum:

Portrait of Mrs. Walter A. Strong and family gathered in front of a fireplace, 1931, Chicago, Illinois. Photograph by Chicago Daily News, Inc.

Despite not raising income taxes for middle class and working class Americans, most can still expect to pay more taxes in 2013

Despite not raising income taxes for middle class and working class Americans, most can still expect to pay more taxes in 2013

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We are here to send a message to Durbin that he needs to stop playing these games and respond to his constituency which is us,” he said.
But that’s exactly what Durbin says he doing.
He said that food stamps, unemployment and medicaid protect America’s most vulnerable populations and contribute to economic recovery. He also said Social Security does not contribute to the debt.
The only program that activists spoke directly about — that Durbin said needs changes — was Medicare.
“If we know that Medicare is running out of money in 12 years and ignore it, well that’s not responsible,”he said. “We are going to be in the same situation where we are with many of our state pensions.”

We are here to send a message to Durbin that he needs to stop playing these games and respond to his constituency which is us,” he said.

But that’s exactly what Durbin says he doing.

He said that food stamps, unemployment and medicaid protect America’s most vulnerable populations and contribute to economic recovery. He also said Social Security does not contribute to the debt.

The only program that activists spoke directly about — that Durbin said needs changes — was Medicare.

“If we know that Medicare is running out of money in 12 years and ignore it, well that’s not responsible,”he said. “We are going to be in the same situation where we are with many of our state pensions.”