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Two political parties with same fiscal plan prey on middle class

The federal government elections are winner takes all, which means the tiniest majority insures the elected party powers, as though everyone voted one way. Many other nations use proportional representation. In those systems if one party gets 75% of the vote, it is awarded 3/4 of the delegates to the governing body, and the minority party or parties gain 1/4 of the representation. Proportional, or true democratic elections, insure that […]

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Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a boon for corporations, blatant welfare for companies that underpay their workers

It’s budget season time again. The Washington Post and NYT have already published their obligatory stories on why we need to “reform” Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, because if not, we won’t have hardly any money left to spend on military and discretionary programs. Fox and NBC stations this week said we must “deal” with the budget deficit caused by “entitlement spending.” Paul Ryan has agreed, and so has the […]

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GOP thrust to stop transfers between Social Security funds may open a path for new progressive benefits’ improvement

We learned today that there is too much money in the Social Security retirement fund and not enough money in the Social Security disability fund, so the Republican-dominated Congress seems determined to prevent transfers from the “rich” fund to the “poor” fund, allowing both to last until 2033. Otherwise, the disability fund would run out of money next year and the retirement fund would last, well, a lot longer than […]

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Bankers, Drug Firms, corporations subsize New Democrat Coalition

This is a list of contributions more than $2,500 to the New Democrat Coalition PAC for the 2008 cycle, courtesy of Open Secrets.org. That’s the Max Baucus, Kent Conrad, Melissa Bean, Rahm Emanuel and friends club. There is a legal $10,000 limit or I’m sure some groups would give far more. Additional money can go to candidates, or from individuals to the PAC or candidates. Briefcases full of money are […]

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