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You Will Not Believe What Wal-Mart is Doing

You have got to be kidding me.   Wal-Mart is rewarding associates who donate money to the Wal-Mart PAC, which works to elect candidates like Speaker John Boehner and Senator Ted Cruz who vehemently oppose raising the minimum wage. In this excellent article (Wal-Mart’s Unusual Rewards for Employees Who Give to Its PAC) by Josh Eidelson, […]

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The TPP: What Could Be The Worst Trade Deal In History And You Have Not Heard Anything About It

Right now the President and Congress are talking about a new trade proposal that you have probably heard nothing about but will have monumental effects on our economy. “The Trans-Pacific Partnership would be the largest trade in history,” said former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich. One problem is that the details of the TPP are […]

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What Mitt Romney Taught Us About America’s Economy

With Mitt Romney edging ever-closer to another run at the Presidency, I figured it was time to re-hash what his 2012 campaign taught us. First, we learned that some folks are willing to to spend a whole lot of money to get “the right person” elected.  Sheldon Adelson, for instance, reportedly spent almost $150 million […]

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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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ANOTHER Taxpayer handout for the Big Banks?

What’s going on in Washington, DC this afternoon?  According to media reports, the House of Representatives is about to use the latest Congress-created crisis to give Big Banks a free insurance policy. One Federal Reserve economist estimated that these types of guarantees are worth between $450 and $900 billion (yes, “billion” with a B) a […]

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AFL-CIO and AFT Oppose The Wall Street Giveaways In House Spending Bill

The Wall Street gamblers are up to their underhanded tricks once again, and they are using their Congressional puppets to do their bidding.  Tonight Republican lawmakers tried to roll back provisions in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act regarding derivative trading. “The provision that’s about to be repealed requires banks to keep separate a key […]

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Granite State Rumblings: New Rankings on Child Homelessness

The following is a compilation of information and direct quotes from the National Center on Family Homelessness, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network, and an article in the Huffington Post by David Crary and Lisa Leff of the Associated Press. America’s Youngest Outcasts, a new report prepared by The National Center on Family Homelessness, ranks […]

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