Emergency Labor Network--Demise of the Super Committee--Major Struggles Lie Ahead

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The failure of the congressional 'Super Committee' to reach agreement on reducing the national debt doesn't mean that the threat of devastating cuts to critical safety net programs protecting millions of people is over. Far from it! Massive cuts to Medicare are scheduled for January 1, 2012 and more cuts to that and other human needs programs to the tune of $600 billion are slated under 'sequestration' on January 1, 2013. There is also discussion in Washington about other means to slash hundreds of billions, if not trillions, of dollars from these programs. And let us not forget that $500 billion-plus in spending cuts to social services were agreed to last August 2 under the last-minute deficit reduction deal.

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