Ah Lun, a refugee from Myanmar, accepts a key to the front gate of Drew Gardens from Lisa Brochet, a New Roots program manager in New York. Ah Lun grows chili peppers, garlic and onions on his garden plot. Photo: Donna Alberico/IRC
With the presidential election behind us, attention has turned to the impending “fiscal cliff”. By New Year’s Day, the Obama Administration and Congress must identify $1.2 trillion in savings between spending cuts, revenue increases and entitlement reform. Otherwise, most federal programs will be cut by a staggering 8.2 percent.