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Granite State Rumblings: The Federal Budget Process And A Few Of The Proposed Cuts

I spent last week in Washington, DC. Two of those days I attended the National Association for the Education Young Children’s (NAEYC) public policy conference. We met with Congressional staff and advocated for programs that support young children and their families. It was a very full couple of days, but time well spent. And I […]

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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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Ben Cohen Speaks About Corporations Buying Our Politicians At #WeRise Event In Concord

Stamp Stampede’s Ben Cohen speaks at “We Rise” Action at State House National Day of Action to Put People and Planet First The StampStampede.org joined with NH Citizens Action, the NH Rebellion, American Friends Service Committee, Open Democracy, Granite State Progress, People For the American Way, Every Child Matters and other New Hampshire organizations to protest […]

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We Need A New Hampshire Senate That Puts People Above Big Business

This week the Republican controlled State Senate chose to put business profits ahead of working families, by voting to cut taxes for big business. The New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute reported, “SB 1, which would lower the business profits tax (BPT) rate, and SB 2, which would lower the business enterprise tax (BET) rate, together […]

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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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