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Jeb's tax plan would still let hedge fund managers pig out

The American people are fed up with Wall Street and the right wing can't ignore it. 


EPI plan: Tax the rich, strengthen social security, rebuild infrastructure

By 2040, federal debt would be 54 percent of gross domestic product, not the present 74 percent - and less than debt proposed by right wingers.


Connecticut legislators - Whose side are they on?

Will thousands of kids be denied medical care, youth programs and adequate schools, or will corporate tax-dodgers be forced to pay their taxes?


Spoiler Alert- The man behind the curtain is Bruce Rauner!

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.


Environmental leader David Beach issues urgent call to action

"Overcome the temptation of the present generation to pass the problem onto future generations."


November elections a chance to reverse backsliding in Ohio

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.


“Another gift to the 1 percent:” Testimony Tuesday slams Ohio tax shift

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."


Scores arrested in Albany budget protest

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 hearing spotlights government subsidies of fast food giants

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.


Congress pressed to pass Wall Street “Robin Hood tax”

 "With the financial transaction tax we can raise the revenue we need and discourage excessive speculation on Wall Street."

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