Posts Tagged by Congress
|February 17, 2014||Posted by Staff under Subsidies & Waste & Public Debt|
For taxpayers who must fork over the dough, sweetheart treats for corporate insiders are really a bitter transfusion.
|February 7, 2014||Posted by Staff under Subsidies & Waste & Public Debt|
The President’s signing of the farm bill today marks a monumental defeat for taxpayers and victory for the old Washington spending gluttons.
|January 20, 2014||Posted by Staff under Inequality / Concentration|
Congress not only grants the desires of the very rich, but increasingly they are the very rich; so, what unemployment benefits?
|December 12, 2013||Posted by Staff under Politics, Subsidies & Waste & Public Debt|
America is facing tough decisions. But one of them is not feeding our most vulnerable vs. subsidizing our wealthiest insiders.
|May 20, 2011||Posted by Jeffery J. Smith under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
The view of both us and a big newspaper Don’t close tax loopholes for just Big Oil The US tax code — a 70,000-page monstrosity — includes huge loopholes for the richest businesses, shifting the burden to workers and everyone […]
|March 16, 2011||Posted by Jeffery J. Smith under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
ClawBack details tax bias for big business … Big-name economist tells Congress to geonomize Was Congress listening? One hopes so. Dr. Galbraith was speaking sense. We trim, blend, and append four 2011 articles, three from Clawback, the newsletter of Good […]
|February 15, 2011||Posted by Jeffery J. Smith under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
A Bulletin on Wasteful Government Spending New Campaign — End All Subsidies When politicians spend our money wastefully, many of us resent having to pay taxes, even taxes that make us more efficient, such as a tax on land. Further, […]
|June 10, 2010||Posted by Jeffery J. Smith under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
Wealth Gap Yawns and So Do Media Earmarks, Campaign Contributions, and Lobbying Expenditures It should come as no surprise that financing politicians pays back hugely and the wealth gap between the political class and the apolitical class is correspondingly huge […]
|April 2, 2010||Posted by Jeffery J. Smith under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
Spring Budget Cleaning Some of Our Favorite US Budget Cuts Youve heard of opium? Its how you pronounce OPM, which stands for Other Peoples Money. When thats what you get to spend, recklessness is the order of the day. This […]
|December 14, 2009||Posted by Fred Foldvary under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
More Pressure on Consumer Sovereignty Can the U.S. Constitution Force Americans to Have Medical Insurance? by Fred E. Foldvary, Senior Editor, 14 Dec. 2009 One of the proposals in the restructuring of medical insurance in the USA is to force […]
|October 19, 2009||Posted by Fred Foldvary under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
When will Michael Moore nail land speculators? Capitalism: a brilliantly confused story by Fred E. Foldvary, Senior Editor, 19 October 2009 What is capitalism? It is the free market. It is private enterprise. It is a label for the economies […]
|July 7, 2009||Posted by Staff under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
What’s Bankrupting the Country? Spending $102 Billion a Year on 800 Worldwide Military Bases As long as politicians get to decide how to spend public revenue, and as long as Americans dont have to pay for war in real time […]
|June 10, 2009||Posted by Jeffery J. Smith under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
Taking stock of the nation’s airwaves Wireless spectrum — The public’s hidden natural resource Learning who has the exclusive right to various frequencies could be a first step to learning how much they now pay and how much they should […]
|May 23, 2009||Posted by Joel S. Hirschhorn under Progress Report, The Progress Report|
To get more elections and better branches Let’s call a constitutional convention now Rewriting constitutions seems to be the only way to move beyond financially broke and politically broken. We trim and blend three 2009 op-eds on political reform […]