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Are Older Americans Helped Or Hurt By Changing Inflation?
December 27, 1995 at 12:00 AM EDT
4906633903Are Older Americans Helped Or Hurt By Changing Inflation?From the December 27, 1995 edition of "The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer"1995-12-27 18:00:00disabled2325940277tpwfUgK08Agtrue141951How Barney Frank used government to fight inequalityFor more than half a century, Barney Frank was one of America's loudest voices for progressive policies, both financial and social. Economics correspondent Paul Solman spends a day in Boston with the famous former lawmaker and financial reformer to discuss his new memoir, “Frank: A Life in Politics from the Great Society to Same-Sex Marriage.”2015-04-23 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/FRANK-TALK-monitor-Barney-Frank-320x196.jpg2365473995peYFp7pXqB0141340Why it's so hard to get off welfareSince 1996, in order to get welfare in the U.S., you have to work. The Clinton Welfare-to-Work program successfully got millions of families off the social safety net program. But today's recipients face stagnant low wages and limited resources for job training, making it nearly impossible for many to gain economic mobility. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports.2015-04-16 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/WELFARE-TO-WORK_Monitor-320x196.jpg2365467627BDmN3eWeCcA141247Your Tax Day guide to the new health care penaltiesThis is the first year that Americans are facing tax penalties under the Affordable Care Act and millions have found the rules to be more complicated than they expected. To help clarify the new rules, Judy Woodruff talks to Julie Rovner of Kaiser Health News and Poonam Bansal of Accounting Solutions.2015-04-15 18:00:00http://www.pbs.org/newshour/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/CA21828-320x196.jpg2365466352rLA6uLaIeKI
When high-level talks between the White House and Congress resume on Friday, one idea that's expecting to get close attention is adjusting the Consumer Price Index. Paul Solman reports on the proposal and its potential impact.
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