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10 Worst Policy Attacks on Workers From Trump White House

Ten actions that hurt workers during Trump’s first year. How Trump and Congress further rigged the economy in favor of the wealthy. –By Josh Bivens, Daniel Costa, Celine McNicholas, Heidi Shierholz, and Marni von Wilpert • January 12, 2018 — EPI The tax cut law that President…

10 True Facts About Tax Lies

Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies October 14, 2017 — Paul Krugman – New York Times Modern conservatives have been lying about taxes pretty much from the beginning of their movement. Made-up sob stories about family…

Privatization — Less Services — More Costly

Why Privatization Is a Disaster for Any Democratic Society “In a totally free market health care system, you must be willing to let some patients die.” –By Paul Buchheit / AlterNet/  October 5, 2017–   Boston, MA-January 15, 2017. Protesters at “Our First…

Stop Whining About Business Taxes in CT — 2nd Lowest in U.S.

Connecticut Business Taxes Actually Among The Lowest In The Nation Corporations can apply tax credits against a maximum of 50.01 percent of total tax liability, instead of 70 percent.(Courtesy of FOXCT) –BILL CIBES — Op-Ed in Hartford Courant– Report shows…

A Modest Proposal — Expand Medicare to Fix ACA

Larson, Courtney: Fix ACA by letting 50 to 64-year-olds join Medicare U.S. Reps. John Larson and Joe Courtney – CT Viewpoints in CT Mirror After passing the eight-year mark since passing the Affordable Care Act, nonpartisan data from sources such…

Education is not and Should NOT be a “Business”

Why We Shouldn’t Think About College as a Business –By KRISTIN WONG–JULY 31, 2017 — New York Times– The shift from viewing college as a public good to seeing it as a private benefit has led to higher education becoming…