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Missourians serve Bank of America with tax bill

"We are all making sacrifices. But what are the banks doing?"


Protesters demand Bank of America pay taxes

100 protesters rallied in front of Bank of America here on Tax Day to single out that bank for enjoying huge profits while paying little or no taxes.


Campaign targets tax breaks for rich investors

The richest Americans receive the special privilege of having half of their income taxed at a much lower rate than the vast majority of working families.


Congressional Progressive Caucus launches "People's Budget"

Reacting to the House Republicans' slash-and-burn 2012 budget proposals, progressives put forward a proposal that reflects "the values and priorities of working families in this country."


“Odd couple” backs BUILD Act for jobs

The leaders of the AFL-CIO and the Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to push a law that would create millions of well-paid jobs.


Congressional Democrats call for raising taxes on millionaires

"It goes to the heart of whether we are serious about reducing the deficit, as opposed to just shrinking government."


Coalition offers better choices to fix state budget

A coalition in Connecticut is calling on the governor and legislators to adopt measures to help maintain vital public services during the recession  including education, health, housing, job training, public safety, environmental protection, and transportation systems.


Michigan deficit plan: Raise taxes on poor

Going after those on the low end of the economic ladder, Republicans in the Michigan Legislature want to eliminate the Earned Income Tax Credit for the working poor.


Ohio poll: Don't cut people's programs

The old adage that people may want the ox gored, but not their ox, appears to hold true in the findings of an Quinnipiac poll published last week in Ohio.


Chicago Chamber of Commerce seeks ‘business friendly' city council

The Chicago Chamber of Commerce announced it's endorsement of 35 aldermanic candidates Jan. 26.

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