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Student Debt Bomb - Far From Nuclear

Student debt problems have received considerable attention of late. The general media has focused on individual hardships and broken dreams. The financial media has focused on how much will likely go unpaid, often referring to the potential for loss as a “bomb.” By noting that student debt is second only to mortgage debt as a line item of household liabilities, much of this financial discussion sensationalizes the problem by drawing an implicit parallel to the mortgage debt trouble that seemed to have Wall Street on the brink of collapse in 2008-09. 520 more words

Scott Walker: Good For Wisconsin, Horrible For America

In recent months, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has become the poster boy of the 2016 GOP hopefuls. Walker is charismatic and holds quite an accomplished track record in Wisconsin. 1,202 more words


Federal Budget Part I: The Military

A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece about the federal budget. In it, I said that the budget is basically 3 things: social security, medicare/medicaid, and the military. 993 more words

Joe Oliver avoiding Question Period so he can prepare the federal budget: spokeswoman

OTTAWA — Finance Minister Joe Oliver has been avoiding Question Period to spend more time preparing his budget, his spokeswoman said Thursday as Opposition MPs pressed the government on Mr. 479 more words


Should The Progressives Speak Now?

Republicans in both the Senate and the House have issued budget proposal outlines. While slightly different, the GOP proposals share the belief that Government expenditures should shrink, the Affordable Care Act should be repealed, and in the House version, Medicare spending should be capped with the introduction of vouchers. 729 more words

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Terence Corcoran: Time for a new National Tax Revolt

“Barring a dramatic change in thinking, taxpayers of Ontario and most of the provinces face continued high tax rates and the prospect of tax increases. “ 815 more words

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USCCB Action Alert: Urge Senate to Protect Those in Poverty from Harmful Budget Cuts!

The Senate is scheduled to take up the Federal Budget Resolution this week. We expect amendments to be offered to cut funding to programs that serve and vulnerable communities. 326 more words