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GOP’s Tax Plan Enriching the Rich is the Return of ‘Voodoo Economics’

November 9, 2017

Christian Weller, University of Massachusetts Boston Republicans in Congress recently released more details of their tax plan, which they say would boost economic growth and lower the burden on middle-income households. They hope to pass a bill into law by…

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Read Former President Obama’s Statement on Trump’s ‘Self-Defeating’, ‘Cruel’ DACA Decision

September 5, 2017

Former President Obama has, as expected, released a statement on President Trump’s decision on DACA. Here is the full statement. Immigration can be a controversial topic. We all want safe, secure borders and a dynamic economy, and people of goodwill…

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Fact Check: Top Economist DESTROYS GOP Debaters’ Arguments Against Raising Wages

November 12, 2015

Robert Reich dismisses top 3 GOP Candidates’ inaccurate claims that higher wages would hurt the economy Popular economist Robert Reich, who served as Secretary of Labor under President Bill Clinton, had a few things to say about the fourth GOP…

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Still Think Republicans Are Better For The Economy? New Jobs Report Proves Them Wrong (VIDEO)

November 7, 2015

Republicans claim our economy does better when they’re in the White House while doing everything they can to drag it down. And many of us have long-believed this to be true. But is it? Over the past six decades, the U.S. economy has…

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You Need To Read This Call For A True Living Wage

September 7, 2015

Often times it is forgotten that there is a religious left in this country. The religious right has dominated for so long, with its unholy alliance with the corporate oligarchy, that the message of the dominant religions in this country…

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Privileged Critics Of BLM Protest At NN15 Are All Talk, No Action

July 22, 2015

Thousands of progressives in attendance July 18 at the Netroots Nation 2015 conference in Phoenix, Arizona were treated to what many considered a very rude interruption of the proposed Bernie Sanders love-fest that they were so eagerly anticipating. Not long…

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Poverty Wages Are Costing Us $153 Billion A Year In Taxes

May 6, 2015

Whenever the subject of raising the minimum wage comes up for discussion, the right wing noise machine is always quick and loud in its response. Conservative pundits and politicians pile on the rhetoric about why it’s a bad idea. No…

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Wal-Mart Wage Hike, Pressured by Activists, Could Be Boon for Economy

February 19, 2015

Following a major bribery scandal in Mexico, Wal-Mart replaced its CEO with Doug McMillon, last year. McMillon started as a Wal-Mart associate in 1984, so maybe he knew firsthand how shockingly low the pay is at America’s largest employer, how…

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President Obama Prepared To Save Americans From GOP Congress

January 20, 2015

Wonks, policy nerds, and other political junkies are foaming at the mouth as they await President Barack H. Obama’s seventh State of the Union Address, his first since the Republican takeover of the House and Senate. The badly outnumbered Democrats…

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