Category Archives: middle class

Have We Not Learned That Bigger Is Not Better When It Comes to Banking?

How can this be a good thing? The very people who legally crashed our economy – and those who did it illegally and still haven’t gone to jail – and have kept their bonuses are now even bigger than before. … Continue reading

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It’s On #MiddleClass America to Save America

I can’t imagine anyone arguing that America does not need a healthier, more economically viable, active, and growing middle class. Sadly, I also can’t imagine much argument that the exact opposite is dramatically evident. The question now is what are … Continue reading

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Republican Voters: You’re Shutting Down Yourselves and Your Neighbors

Whether shutting it down temporarily or shrinking the government permanently, the facts are that doing so tends to hurt the people in Republican states more than other states and to greater degrees than Republican voters seem to realize or are … Continue reading

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Let’s #NeverForget915 and the Lies of Trickle-Down Economics

On this, the 5th anniversary of the bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers, Americans should take time to pause and remember this as yet another heinous crime of historic proportions perpetrated on Americans on a day in September. It wasn’t terrorists and … Continue reading

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Of UPS, Whole Foods, and Our Values as a Society

UPS is not alone in blaming Obamacare for recent business decisions. In the case of UPS, their decision is to drop benefits for the working spouses of 15,000 white-collar, non-union workers(1). Makes me wonder if fellow white-collar workers are paying attention to … Continue reading

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Do Americans Believe Capitalism & Government Are Working?: Findings from the 2013 Economic Values Survey

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst This survey by the Public Religion Research Institute and Governance Studies at Brookings examines Americans’ views on capitalism, government, economic policy, and financial well-being, Greg Russak‘s insight: The survey also developed a new religious orientation … Continue reading

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“Bankers Are Balking at a Proposed Rule on Capital” Gretchen Morgenson – The New York Times

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst “Over the next two months, the regulators proposing this rule will no doubt encounter a lobbying buzz saw. Mr. Hoenig (vice chairman of the F.D.I.C.) said he and his colleagues were bracing for that. Bankers, after … Continue reading

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How Big Money Created the Most Polarized Congress in a Century: 5 Charts

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst The incredible growth of PACs, the death of vote splitting, and the demise of America’s cushiest retirement home Greg Russak‘s insight: An article with charts worth keeping at the ready, especially when the discussion turns … Continue reading

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A ‘Nonviolent Army of Love’ Rises in North Carolina to Face Down Rightwing’s Assault on Progress

See on Scoop.it – DidYouCheckFirst Individuals are risking arrest to draw attention to the policies of GOP Governor Pat McCrory and the conservative-run General Assembly—including cuts to social programs, education reforms, a rejection of federal funding to expand Medicaid coverage, … Continue reading

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Walmart vs the Morons; Seriously?

The “Walmart vs the Morons” email finally landed in my inbox. Can anyone possibly take this seriously? Perhaps defining Walmart as a “success” and the government as a “failure” depends mostly on how we think about and define words like … Continue reading

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