January

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Oregon delivers ‘tax the rich’ message

Oregon voters  sent a message to the nation yesterday, raising taxes on corporations and the wealthy to prevent cuts in education and other public services.

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Jobless rate declared dire emergency

WASHINGTON—Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute told a Senate hearing Jan. 21 that unemployment is a "dire emergency" that requires federal action "on a scale that can make a difference."

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‘Tax the rich’ gaining support

Seventy-three percent of Americans, including a majority of Republicans, like the idea of taxing those fat Wall Street bonuses.

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Obama brings 'shot in the arm' to hard-hit Ohio

ELYRIA, Ohio - Lorain County, ravaged by closed plants, budget crises and double-digit unemployment, gave President Obama an enthusiastic welcome Friday.

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Californians fight back vs. budget cuts

Californians in the crosshairs of Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest budget proposals have launched a statewide movement to save and improve their state's safety net.

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Deficit commission slammed as ‘reckless’ attack on Social Security, Medicare

The "deficit commission" would "undemocratically subvert the normal legislative process and recklessly target Social Security and Medicare," a Campaign for America's Future leader warned.

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Obama demands banks give “every dime back” to taxpayers

With Wall Street executives raking in windfall profits while the rest of the country staggered through a banker-caused recession, President Obama pledged to impose a tax on major financial firms to recoup bailout money.

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No need for MTA’s draconian cuts

The MTA's cuts, targeting students and seniors, are even worse than past "doomsday" scenarios, but the truth is, none of these cuts are necessary.

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Even the Washington Post agrees: It was a ‘Decade of Disaster!’

It took the Washington Post until almost a year after he left office to do it, but on its front page Jan. 2 the paper, which normally emphasizes happy economic news, printed a report that described the Bush years as the worst decade for the U.S. economy in modern times.