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Category Archive for 'Class War'

As you can see with this vote, elections do have consequences! Let’s not let them turn Pennsylvania into Wisconsin, no matter how many Koch-loving hacks we have in the state house: An attempt to pass a controversial amendment to a bill that would restrict union dues collection from state and school employees’ paychecks narrowly failed […]

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Tom Wolf’s tax plan

Yeah, I can’t figure out what Gov. Tom Wolf’s up to, either. Will Bunch: The reports say that Wolf wants to cut corporate tax rates but reduce loopholes, lower the property tax burden but increase both the state income tax and sales taxes. That would be a radical change in the way Pennsylvania does business. […]

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I was working on the mayoral race when I was shocked to find out that city jails were filled with harmless offenders who couldn’t afford to pay even a $100 fine. It’s disgusting, and it’s un-American. I’m glad that Georgia is taking some steps to reduce the financial penalties for poor people caught in the […]

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I never met Questlove, but when I was a little kid, my aunt and cousins lived in Bartram Village, where we could hang out in the stairwell and listen to Lee Andrews (Questlove’s father) and the Hearts practice their harmonies. When I listened to his story about the constant indignity of “stop and frisk,” I […]

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How can this be?

This would mean Keynesian economics work, and we know that can’t be true! When he took office in January of 2011, Minnesota governor Mark Dayton inherited a $6.2 billion budget deficit and a 7 percent unemployment rate from his predecessor, Tim Pawlenty, the soon-forgotten Republican candidate for the presidency who called himself Minnesota’s first true […]

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How about that? In January, the town of Seatac, Washington, put in to effect a new $15 per hour Minimum Wage. No ramp ups, no tiered implementation. One day it was the state standard, the next, the highest minimum wage in the nation. The Koch Brothers sank a fortune to fight this measure, which fell […]

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I’ve seen this so clearly, both in myself and my friends: Long periods of unemployment drain our bank accounts and weaken the economy. New research suggests extended joblessnessĀ could also dampen our personalities. And that can make it harder to find more work. A study published this month in the Journal of Applied Psychologyexamined a sample […]

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Class segregation

Isn’t it ironic? If I have to move again, I will probably end up in the suburbs — because my city, which used to be one of the most affordable on the East Coast — is now too expensive for me to get an apartment: Concentrated poverty is one of the biggest problems facing cities […]

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It’s kind of astounding to me that they got control of the House and Senate with a strategy of saying no to everything. Now they’re trying to back out of shutting down Homeland Security — as if the Democrats are forcing them to do it: Senate Republican leaders are plotting a new strategy that they […]

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Like, wouldn’t it be fun if someone managed to pull a “Trading Places” like scam and break the Koch brothers? Ah, a girl can dream! Bookmark It

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