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The Rich Really Do Pay Lower Taxes Than You

David Leonhardt, who won the a Pulitzer Prize run 2011 for his columns on the financial crisis, has a new piece in today’s New York Times titled, “The Rich Really Do Pay Lower Taxes Than You.” If, like me, you’re concerned about issues like wealth inequality and our inability as a nation to appropriately fund […]

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Thinking about the #CorkerKickback as I watch “All The President’s Men”

I know I should be studying up on the so-called “Corker kickback“, and what appears to have been a successful attempt on the part of Republicans to actually purchase a vote for their unpopular tax plan, but, with all last night’s talk about Nixon and the Saturday Night Massacre, I’ve decided to just lay in […]

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Use of food stamps, sale of luxury goods – on the rise

I read some terrible news today. According to new data released by the IRS, it looks like the incomes of non-wealthy Americans fell dramatically in 2009, “with total income down 15.2 percent in real terms since 2007.” It wasn’t all bad news today, though. It was also reported that the sale of high-end luxury goods […]

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Bernie Sanders demands that Obama ‘Stand with the American people’‎

I don’t donate a lot of money to political candidates. While I put in quite a few hours working for the Kerry and Obama campaigns, I didn’t give either of them very much in the way of cash. The only people that I can think of that I gave more than ten or twenty dollars […]

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Stabenow on Maddow

I guess this was on TV last night. I hadn’t seen it until just now, though, when I followed a link left by someone in the comments section. I don’t consider myself to be a huge fan of Stabenow’s but I really like what she has to say here about the Republican opposition to extending […]

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