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Graduated state income tax for Illinois makes sense

State Rep. Lou Lang has proposed a brilliant and fair plan to help the state of Illinois dig itself out of its multi-billion dollar debt. Change the state’s fixed income tax rate for everyone and replace it with a scaled tax that actually reduces the state tax for most taxpayers, those earning under $200,000, and slightly raising it for everyone else. 654 more words

Chicagoland Topics

TTIP Benefits - What Benefits!

TTIP or the proposed Transatlantic Trade & Investment Partnership deal between the US and the EU continues to progress. There have so far been some thirteen rounds of talks, all behind closed doors between US and EU representatives to bring the proposals to fruition. 401 more words


BART Projects Potential $477M Budget Deficit Over Next Decade

OAKLAND (CBS SF) — As revenue growth slows, BART is facing the possibility of a $477 million budget deficit over the next 10 years, BART officials said Thursday. 310 more words


Vegas to Use Reserves, Cut Costs for $3.1M Budget Deficit

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas officials say the city will have to dip into reserve funds and cut expenses like frequent lawn mowing at parks to cover a $3.1 million budget shortfall for the next fiscal year. 94 more words


Proposed Flint Budget Shows Deficit In Water, Sewer Fund

FLINT (WWJ/AP) – The contaminated water problems of Flint are well known. But the city is struggling with another problem — a nearly $35 million budget deficit. 177 more words


Fed Decision From A Retirement Investor's Perspective

By Daniel R Amerman – Re-Blogged From http://www.Gold-Eagle.com

We are going to take a look using a number of visual images at what has been happening recently with the Federal Reserve, how this integrates with the federal government and the national debt, and the just extraordinary implications when it comes to retirement and other long-term investment decisions. 1,477 more words

GDP & Employment

The Trillion Dollar Question the Media Have Neglected to Ask Presidential Candidates

The American people will be footing the bill — but, by and large, they haven’t heard much about our country’s planned trillion-dollar nuclear weapons upgrade. 875 more words

Peace Activism