Opinion

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Pay up, corporate tax dodgers

We're chumps unless we force Congress to stop tax haven abuse.

 

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Snyder budget means more pain for Michigan workers

The budget reduces business taxes by $1.8 billion. This deficit-creating proposal is made up for by increasing taxes on seniors and families by $1.7 billion.

Obama’s budget tradeoffs leave vital steps missing

"It's significantly less bad than the Republican budget - but it's not going to bring down unemployment in my hometown," one reporter commented at a White House press conference.

Budget cuts must be fought

While far better than the GOP's right-wing wrecking ball budget, the president's budget unfortunately finds savings in cutting assistance to help poor and working people and keep them warm.

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Simple solutions for deficits and debt

A few weeks ago Citigroup’s Robert Rubin wrote a column advising readers and policymakers on how to surmount the current economic and financial crisis. Beware of such counsel!

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Right-wing “blizzard narrative” is anti-worker snow job

As a massive winter storm pounds much of the country, the tea party/Republicans are pushing a disastrous narrative: strangle vital public services, like snowplowing,  then blame public workers and their unions.

GOP economic plans signal class war on working families

Detailed analysis of House Republican economic proposals reveals an extreme agenda that few Americans would have knowingly voted for.

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Thank goodness for the GOP

I'm so glad the Republicans on the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission have set me straight.

Two progressive deficit plans put workers, jobs first

It is possible to have job creation, reinvestment in America, improvement in retirement security and health care for all, while at the same time balancing the budget.

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A do-it-yourself kit on plutocracy and the deficit

How can you tell whether you live in a plutocracy? Easy. Just conduct this simple test.

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