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Warren Buffett calls for shared sacrifice from the rich; Obama agrees, but will the Super Committee of 12

It’s not exactly breaking news, as billionaire Warren Buffett has been saying for years that the wealthy need to pay more in taxes, but it seems as though this time a few important people, including the President, are paying attention. The following clip comes from Buffett’s op-ed in today’s New York Times: Our leaders have […]

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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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Going after corporate tax cheats like Bank of America and G.E.

Today was designated a national day of protest by US Uncut – a grassroots organization engaged in direct action against corporate tax cheats. Today’s protests, which took place across 40 states, focused primarily on Bank of America. Here, with more on why Bank of America was chosen as a target, is a clip from The […]

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Protests planned for Wednesday in Michigan

As I mentioned yesterday, several hundred people are planning to gather on the Diag tomorrow at 1:00 to voice their disapproval over Governor Rick Snyder being named U-M’s Spring commencement speaker. While it promises to be an exciting event, it now looks as though the real action tomorrow is going to be in Lansing, where […]

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Rick Snyder’s budget and the impact on cities like Ypsilanti

A couple nights ago, I posted something here about our Governor’s proposed 2012 budget. My impression, as I shared with you, was that, while he was doing some things that were both good and necessary, he was, for the most part, just shifting the economic burden to the local communities, who would be forced to […]

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