Tag: Budget/Economy/Taxes

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…

Surprise — Public says Raise Taxes Before Cutting Services

Dan Haar: Union poll finds Trump over Malloy, tax hikes over program cuts By Dan Haar, Tuesday, February 6, 2018, CTPOST.com It’s a bedrock principle in Connecticut that residents are fed up with tax increases and overwhelmingly think the state government…

Are You a Loser? Over 77,000 to lose health care in CT

Estimated 77,500 people lose health care in the 2018-2019 state budget Posted on October 31, 2017 by universalhealthct By Rosana G. Ferraro Governor Malloy has signed the budgetand health care for low-income people took a huge hit. Who loses?  How many people are affected?…