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At the State House: Trying to get Money Out of Politics

Earlier this week, while the House Finance Committee was proposing cuts to state programs and services, the Senate Rules Committee was discussing a bill to help get Big Money out of politics. The Senate amended SB 136 and then unanimously recommended that the bill Ought To Pass.  A full Senate vote on the bill is […]

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Congress Votes To Block New Rules Mandated By The NLRB

Yesterday, Congressional Republicans continued their all out assault on working families by passing a law that would limit workers rights to organize and block new rules from the National Labor Relations Board that would allow for faster union elections, slated to take effect in April. The NLRB said in a December statement that the new […]

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Federal Union Leader Says Senate Budget Plan Cuts Wages for Working People

Federal employees would see 5.5% pay cut under proposal, AFGE president says WASHINGTON – Federal employees would be on the hook for billions of dollars in cuts to their take-home pay and benefits under a budget plan issued today by Senate Budget Committee Chairman Mike Enzi, American Federation of Government Employees National President J. David Cox […]

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US is STILL Redistributing Wealth to the Rich

Friday’s Motley Fool had an eye-opening article about $35.5 billion of stock buybacks recently announced by Big Banks. That’s $35.5 billion of profits being “returned to stockholders” rather than being used to pay bank employees a living wage. Yes, these days almost one-third of bank tellers receive public assistance (including food stamps, Medicaid, welfare, EITC). […]

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Through Rain, Sleet, and Snow The Mail Must Go Through, So Why Is Congress Trying To Destroy The USPS?

As Letter Carriers put their health and safety at risk each day in this especially brutal winter we can take solace in the fact we have enabled the Postal Service to  continue its financial turnaround. 2015 Fiscal Year Quarter 1 reports released Friday confirmed what all Letter Carriers know our business is booming . All types […]

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Republicans Vote To Block President Obama’s Executive Action On Immigration

Yesterday, the US House voted along party lines to block President Obama’s Executive Action on immigration and deferred deportations of those aspiring Americans currently residing in the US. The House voted to fund the Department of Homeland Security with a couple of major caveat’s.  The Immigration Policy Center reported: “The House of Representatives on Wednesday approved […]

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Are You Tired Of Congress Manufacturing A Budget Crisis To Force Through Terrible Legislation?

Budget details: you couldn’t make this stuff up, if you tried It’s not like Congress didn’t know they had to pass a federal budget. It’s not like they didn’t have lots and lots of time to put an appropriations bill together, either before or after the elections. It’s not like they didn’t know what happens […]

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Congressional House Members Split On Omnibus Bill

  This week has been very busy in Washington as Congress created yet another manufactured crisis with threats to shut down the government over a divisive continuing resolution. The good news is that, for now, the government will remain open as the House passed a omnibus bill to fund the government for another year. The […]

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Another WIN for Wall Street… and a huge LOSS for the middle class

So, late last night… Congress decided that it was just fine to bailout Wall Street bankers again, if they should happen to get into trouble again. Gotta make sure the ol’ FDIC is there in times of trouble. BUT… gosh… that old PBGC? Oh… Congress doesn’t want to risk the possibility that taxpayers might have […]

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