Deficit Reduction: Women Will Suffer More

Christmas trees are popping up around the Capitol, in front of the White House, and in the foyer of every K Street lobby shop.  While snowmen and Santa are everywhere, the talk is anything but festive and joyful - for the moment, the term on everyone's lips is "shared sacrifice".  As in, budget cuts will touch one and all.  Taxes may go up from one end of the income scale to another.  It's time to pull together and put the common good before personal interest.  The problem is, the measures being discussed to close the budget gap won't affect men and women ...more
and children?more