TPM… House Democrats are demanding that some Republican governors, including Texas Gov. Rick Perry, provide the documents behind their decision to reject Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion. House Oversight ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-MD) sent requests Wednesday to Perry, Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) and North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R). “In order to better understand the […]
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We can only hope. Go read: Teachout and Wu are trying to place the citizen at the center of policy. They do that through their proposals for public financing, for antitrust, for social insurance, infrastructure and labor. It’s a callback, not just to 20th century Democratic presidents like Franklin Roosevelt, but to the politics of […]
The Rude Pundit.
As you may know, Detroit’s unelected city manager is overseeing water turnoffs in the city. Please read the story and familiarize yourself with the tactics and rationale, because you may rest assured it will eventually be used in your state or town. By the way, they used a military acoustic device to disperse this rally. […]
Because God forbid the worthies might brush shoulders with the poors! The push to ban “poor doors”—entrances that spare market-rate tenants from being forced to share an entrance with their less fortunate neighbors—wasn’t quick enough to stop the glass-bound luxury condo at 40 Riverside Boulevard. The Post reports that developer Extell has the green light from the HPD to construct […]
Yeah, I remember when Bill Clinton’s welfare reform bill included funding for daycare, and then the Republicans chipped away until there was nothing left. So tired of people criminalizing poor women for making the best of awful circumstances: PHOENIX (Reuters) – Arizona prosecutors will drop child abuse charges against a woman who generated nationwide attention […]
They get to deduct a lot of it from their taxes. A mere slap on the wrist, as usual: WASHINGTON (AP) — Citigroup will pay $7 billion to settle an investigation into risky subprime mortgages, the type that helped fuel the financial crisis. The agreement announced Monday comes weeks after talks between the sides broke […]
This time, for disability coverage: Issa’s implication is that almost all the applicants approved by these judges are unworthy. He’s hoping to shock taxpayers by stating that between 2005 and 2013, the judges “placed over 3.2 million people on federal disability programs at a total cost of nearly one trillion dollars.” There’s a good lesson […]
What would it take to make that happen here? Up to 2 million public sector workers participated in strike action on Thursday in a massive coordinated action against ‘poverty pay’, attacks on pensions, heavy workloads and workplace safety. Picket lines were manned by trade unionist and supporters nationwide outside courts, council offices, job centers and […]
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