Category Archives: economy

Trump’s Budget from Hell

This is a budget from hell.  Increases for defense and the wall that will ultimately raise the total expenditures, despite the ill-advised cuts.  So, Mr. Zeldin, are you going to say something now, or tow the party line? Trump wants … Continue reading

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An Empty Promise: The Working Families Flexibility Act Would Give Workers Less Flexibility and Less Pay

By National Partnership for Women & Families APRIL 2017 The Working Families Flexibility Act sets up a dangerous false choice between time and money, when working families urgently need both. The bill does not promote family friendly or flexible workplaces. Instead, … Continue reading

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Long-time Iowa farm cartoonist fired after creating this cartoon

Published in Orazz.con Rick Friday has been giving farmers a voice and a laugh every Friday for two decades through his cartoons in Farm News. Now the long-time Iowa farm cartoonist tells KCCI that he has been fired. Friday announced … Continue reading

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CRFB President: Trump’s Tax Plan Will Add $5.5 Trillion to the Debt

This column first appeared in Time Maya MacGuineas Apr 27, 2017 Maya MacGuineas is president of the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. President Trump is on the right track by turning focus toward fixing our nation’s broken tax … Continue reading

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The YUGE job losses Trump is ignoring: retail workers

Originally posted in Daily Kos By Sher Watts Spooner Sunday Apr 23, 2017 · 10:20 AM EDT Malls across the U.S., like this mall in Milford, Connecticut, are growing emptier and emptier. Which is bad news for those employed by … Continue reading

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