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Rep. Alan Grayson writes in the Huffington Post that The top 0.1 percent is ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 26 comments on Sun May 18, 2014 at 09:14 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
This is a standard rebuttal of any criticism of our capitalist plutocratic system as Russel Brand is finding out in the UK. It is no good goes the argument just pointing out the defects to be valid ...
by LaFeminista
Comment Count 55 comments on Sat Apr 12, 2014 at 12:36 AM PDT with 38 Recommends
This morning the Baltimore Sun reported several developments coming out of the Maryland legislature on Friday March 7th. A front page article was devoted to Friday's vote in the House of Delegates ...
by Navy Vet Terp
Comment Count 20 comments on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 05:19 PM PST with 20 Recommends
Bloomberg News this week offered the ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 33 comments on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 01:02 PM PST with 53 Recommends
While income inequality in the United States has hit record highs, so too has the decibel level from the tragically rich protesting their victimhood in the new class warfare. After walking back ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 9 comments on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 01:32 PM PST with 35 Recommends
Time to inflict the maximum amount of political pain on the Republicans as humanly possible. Here's my proposal. The Republicans claim they want to "pay for" the Unemployment Insurance extension. ...
by Hesiod
Comment Count 16 comments on Tue Jan 07, 2014 at 09:22 AM PST with 13 Recommends
Forbes Magazine, looking at the pile of money in the above illustration, calculated that it's worth $14.7 billion. Consider that there's 62 people who have more money than that. 16 people have ...
by PatriotismOverProfits
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 02:09 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
First, Mars candy is not made by union workers. Second, the billionaire family that owns the Mars candy company has been leading the fight to repeal the Estate Tax, and so is a threat to democracy. ...
by rbaillie
Comment Count 46 comments on Mon Oct 28, 2013 at 11:50 AM PDT with 38 Recommends
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 14 comments on Sun Oct 27, 2013 at 06:30 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
For the first time in years, passage of the farm bill is producing conflict and controversy on Capitol Hill. But even as House Republicans demand $20 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Jul 31, 2013 at 12:44 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
Cross posted at Working Man Radio . If you like this diary, recommend it, like the video and then share it. It's one of those perennial questions raised by rightwing ideologues. "Why should the ...
by Conceptual Guerilla
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Jul 18, 2013 at 08:50 PM PDT with 6 Recommends
I've worked for tips for most of my life --- for over 30 years --- at many places and in many capacities --- in restaurants, bars, hotels and casinos --- in California, New York, Philadelphia and ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 28 comments on Wed Jun 12, 2013 at 06:34 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
Just in time for Tax Day, President Obama ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 108 comments on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 10:44 AM PDT with 81 Recommends
Judging by the stories dominating the domestic news, the past couple of weeks have not been kind to that 47 percent of Americans Mitt Romney mocked as takers, freeloaders and self-proclaimed ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 7 comments on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 05:26 PM PDT with 21 Recommends
If we want to reduce the deficit, without taking a cleaver to needed domestic programs, this may prove the better path...
by myles spicer
Comment Count 7 comments on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 02:04 PM PST with 1 Recommend
Newly-added very short summary: CED rates are capital gains/estate/dividend tax rates. In the "Fiscal Cliff" deal, the CED rates cost us about $660 billion in revenue versus not addressing them at ...
by asdfwasnotavailable
Comment Count 33 comments on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 12:48 AM PST with 32 Recommends
Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz counters those who suggest that we should put off dealing with climate change issues due to our escalating global economic problems by suggesting that climate change ...
by HoundDog
Comment Count 14 comments on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 04:25 PM PST with 43 Recommends
Since the onset of the greed-is-good era , and even more so with the clamor over the " fiscal cliff ," some fat cats have been ...
by hungeski
Comment Count 35 comments on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 09:49 PM PST with 89 Recommends
As we careen over the fiscal cliff, there is plenty of talk about the income tax and capital gains. But there is little interest in the estate tax -- the one that would benefit America if indeed we ...
by myles spicer
Comment Count 6 comments on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 09:08 AM PST with 0 Recommends
It's amazing that House Republicans have yet to budge even a little on taxes in this fiscal cliff standoff, considering the vast amount their base will stand to lose if the Bush tax cuts expire. You'...
by Free Lunch
Comment Count 14 comments on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 11:22 AM PST with 13 Recommends