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House Approves Austere Budget Resolution

The fact that an overall budget blueprint for 2015 was agreed upon by the House and Senate in December as part of the 2014 budget process has not stopped the House from approving an alternative FY 2015 budget resolution by a vote of 219-205. 166 more words


Enjoy Tax Day!

Every year, April 15 brings moaning and groaning amid complaints about taxes. Yet if progressives suggest greater equity in taxes for the wealthy, as billionaire Warren Buffet has, Republicans tell us that we can make a gift to the U.S. 1,335 more words

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Yesterday was Tax Day. I paid my taxes without complaint. Why? Because these taxes help pay for our democracy. Nel’s New Day gives a very good background on why we shouldn’t complain about our taxes. In addition to what she presents, you can find out, using your actual income, how much of your money goes to different parts of the federal government using the White House’s “2013 Federal Taxpayer Receipt” calculator. And following Nel’s suggestion, I took a selfie in honor of #TaxPayerPride Day and sent it to the Network Education Program (aka the Nuns on the Bus) to post on their FLICKR #TaxPayerPride page with other proud supporters who also want to pay their fair share of taxes. [caption id="attachment_964" align="aligncenter" width="225"]Joanne Tosti-Vasey's #TaxpayerPride selfie My taxes help pay for many important things to me. That includes my son’s education, a vibrant multicultural community, the local library, and our access to fair and open elections.[/caption] Check out Nel's blog, find out where your federal tax dollars go, and tell others that you are proud to pay your fair share of taxes to run our country.

Best Protest Sign EVER!

With education funding being less than 5% of the federal budget and rapidly declining, it’s no suprise that there are protests. Personally I’m not a huge fan of protests. 41 more words

The Black Budget: Funding Secrets


Another missed opportunity by the Obama administration to ““usher in a new era of open government”.

A recent bi-partisan bill and the Snowden leaks have brought increasing attention to how the US funds its intelligence agencies. 601 more words


Neil deGrasse Tyson - We Stopped Dreaming



“The intention of this project is to stress the importance of advancing the space frontier and is focused on igniting scientific curiosity in the general public. 16 more words


Sequestration Continues to Impose Heavy Toll on Renewables

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a report on the impact of mandatory across-the-board spending reductions known as sequestration created by the Budget Control of Act of 2011. 165 more words

Federal Tax Legislation

Flaherty should be held responsible for economic damage, wrecking Canada, criminalizing Canadian workers and repeated war budgets

He was a political representative of the financial elite and a neo-liberal champion of its anti-union, anti-worker, anti-social and anti-national offensive. The media and political parties of the establishment are politicizing and manipulating the death of Jim Flaherty, giving the battle-cry “Glory to the Harper agenda – to its heroes glory!” 5,548 more words

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