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“Shared Sacrifice” = GOP Con job

March 31, 2011 by

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Senator Bernie Sanders on The Ed Show was outraged at politicians turning a blind eye to corporations in this country who aren’t and don’t want to pay taxes and do not play a role in deficit reduction,  yet demanding that those who can least afford it make all the sacrifices in America’s “shared sacrifice.” The average […]

H.R.589 Gained Another 4 Cosponsors

March 30, 2011 by

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H.R.589, the new legislation introduced on 2/9/2011 by Rep. Barbara Lee(CA-9) called the Emergency Unemployment Compensation Expansion Act of 2011 would provide 14 more weeks of UI compensation to 99ers as an extension of Tier 1. As of 3/29/11, four more Democrats had joined the ranks of the H.R.589 cosponsers.  The bill now has 78 cosponsors (see complete list below) – […]

Have American Workers Got What They Deserve?

March 29, 2011 by

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If you are an American employee, the recent article from the Dutch columnist Ray Buursma will undoubtedly offend you.  In American workers got what they deserved, Buursma claims that American workers are stupid and lazy in the way they view economics and employment, that they lack initiative to advocate for themselves and for their fellow Americans. Think of […]

Dutch Bankers’ Bonuses Axed with Twitter Threat of Run on Bank

March 28, 2011 by

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According to the Guardian a growing Dutch political storm could end with a blanket ban on bonuses to financiers who work for institutions bailed out by the taxpayer. Compared with the packages awarded to bankers in the US and UK, the Dutch bonuses were small potatoes.  But ING customers mobilised on Twitter and other social networks […]

Japanese Businesses Agree to Cut Tax Increases to Help Recovery

March 28, 2011 by

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Japan’s top business lobby gave the government the green light to scrap a planned cut in the corporate tax rate as the nation grapples with its worst crisis since World War Two.  [Read entire article in Yahoo!News] Japan only has 5% unemployment rate, the lowest income inequality, healthcare for all its people and is one of […]

Video: Prepared to Die For Democracy

March 28, 2011 by

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Matthew Schauenburg is propped against a pillar inside the Capitol building in Madison, Wisconsin with a sign alerting passersby that he is conducting a hunger strike for democracy.  He is on a hunger strike to draw attention to the harmful aspects of Governor Scott Walker’s “budget repair” bill and proposed budget. According to Wisconsin Radio Network: […]

Video: How to Topple a Government

March 28, 2011 by

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The conservative politicians in Canada claimed the government was out of money and tried to fool the people into believing that they cared about the deficit and that they wanted to be fiscally conservative.  Meanwhile they did  exactly the opposite and instituted huge revenue give-aways – including cuts in corporate taxes – and increases in military spending, that would absolutely decimate […]