Governor Rauner is at war with working-class families with the full intention of playing the school yard bully, picking on those of us who are the most vulnerable.
In 1894, the Wilson-Gorman tariff imposed the first peacetime income tax of 2 percent on income over $4000, affecting fewer than one in ten households at that time.
"Overcome the temptation of the present generation to pass the problem onto future generations."
Ohio's work-force has an amazing 66.9 percent increase in productivity over the last 25 years. One would expect that wages and benefits would also increase.
Next time you consider chomping into a Burger King Whopper, you might think about the bite this fast food giant is trying to take out of the American taxpayer.
A crowd led by Ohio state Rep. Nina Turner slammed GOP Gov. John Kasich's latest tax cut proposal as "just another gift to who least need it, Ohio's wealthiest top one percent."
The chants of advocates for affordable housing, the Dream Act, anti-fracking and more echoed throughout the Albany Capitol as protesters packed the staircase and halls leading to Governor Cuomo's office.
ST. LOUIS - "We are here to help create a climate where the denial of workers' rights will not be tolerated," Joan Suarez, co-chair of the St. Louis Jobs with Justice Workers' Rights Board, said as she convened a public hearing at City Hall here on Oct. 28.
"With the financial transaction tax we can raise the revenue we need and discourage excessive speculation on Wall Street."
Right-wing Republicans in the Missouri legislature and their main financial supporter, libertarian billionaire Rex Sinquefield, suffered a stinging defeat.