Monday, December 10, 2012

Advocates Rally Against "Fiscal Cliff" Cuts to Poor, Workers Some Democratic lawmakers are saying they’ll oppose any moves to cut safety net programs in the current fiscal negotiations. They joined unions, working and poor families, and other activists at more than 100 events around the country during Monday’s “International Human Rights Day.” They’re calling for an end to tax cuts for the richest 2 per cent, and opposing any cuts to MedicaidM medicare and Social Security. Democratic Representative Barbara Lee of Oakland spoke at a rally at the Social Security Administration office in Oakland as part of the Human Rights Day actions. Christopher Martinez reports.