Tag: Budget/Economy/Taxes

INSANE! Cuts to Higher Ed are a Death Spiral

The Backward Logic of Austerity Threatens America’s Most Vibrant Campus CUNY must be saved from needless cuts. By Ben Lerner — Mr. Lerner is a writer and a professor of English at Brooklyn College.  May 26, 2020 Students at the Brooklyn College…

So Unfair TAX INEQUALITY 2019

Who Pays Taxes in America in 2019? For years, Americans have been told that the rich are paying a highly disproportionate share of the nation’s taxes. Claims to that effect often focus on just one tax, the federal personal income…

Rich are Winners (Of Course) When IRS is Defunded

The Golden Age of Rich People Not Paying Their Taxes An eight-year campaign to slash the IRS’s budget has left the agency understaffed, hamstrung, and operating with archaic equipment. The result: a hundred-billion-dollar heist. –The Atlantic–PAUL KIEL, JESSE EISINGER, PROPUBLICA—DEC 11, 2018…

Jobs and Economy Supported by Real Pensions!

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSIONS SUPPORT LOCAL ECONOMIES October 17, 2018   — POSTED BY – TYLER BOND This week, we want to focus on the economics of pensions, the most secure form of retirement savings. Today we want to highlight how public pensions…

Connecticut Cuts the Future – How to Kill an Economy

Unkept Promises: State Cuts to Higher Education Threaten Access and Equity   OCTOBER 4, 2018- BY- MICHAEL MITCHELL —MICHAEL LEACHMAN— KATHLEEN MASTERSON — SAMANTHA WAXMAN A decade since the Great Recession hit, state spending on public colleges and universities remains well below historical levels. Overall state funding…

Sickening Inequality — CT 3rd Most Unequal State!

Connecticut in Crisis: How inequality is paralyzing ‘America’s country club’ The state is caught in an economic straitjacket and there’s no easy way out By Jared Bennett  July 26, 2018 –Center for Public Integrity Main Street in Bridgeport, the largest city in…

Shocker! Where’s Our Raise You Promised?

The tax cuts were supposed to help workers. Unions say they’re not. By Danielle Paquette April 5 — Washington Post — Labor groups want to see more of the tax-cut windfall. (Dennis Skley/Flickr) Unions that represent about 6 million workers in the United…

You Won’t Believe it — Connecticut’s Not Half Bad

CT’s US News ‘best state’ ranking nosedives –BY PATRICIA DADDONA— 2/27/2018 — Hartford Business Journal — PHOTO | HBJ FILE– Connecticut’s capitol. Connecticut has plummeted to a ranking of 24th best state in the nation for 2018 from a perch of…