Monthly Archives: November 2011

July 2011 Anti-Environment Votes in the 112th Congress

U.S. House of Representatives: “The House of Representatives in the current Congress is the most anti-environment House in the history of Congress. So far this year, the House has voted 110 times to undermine the protection of the environment.” Cough, … Continue reading

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Yes, Mr. President, Americans can be ‘lazy’

CNN: “For all of our talk of Americans being straight shooters who don’t like to mince words and have the freedom of speech to say exactly what’s on our minds, we sure punk out when it comes to elected officials … Continue reading

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Pure Evil: Taxes

Hello!  Today’s word is one of those words that will get you little one’s mouth washed out with soap. tax [taks] noun 1. a sum of money demanded by a government for its support or for specific facilities or services, … Continue reading

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Millionaires ask Congress to raise their taxes

CNN/Money: “California venture capitalist Garrett Gruener, founder of Ask.com, told left-leaning House members on the Progressive Caucus said he doesn’t buy the argument that hiking the tax rates for the wealthy and forcing them to pay more in taxes would … Continue reading

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Many companies pay no income taxes, study finds

CNN/Money: “The study looked at 280 companies in the Fortune 500 that were profitable for all three years between 2008 and 2010. The results: 111 companies paid effective tax rates of less than 17.5% over the three-year period; 98 paid … Continue reading

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Bank Of America Paid Nothing In Federal Income Taxes Last Year And Got Almost $1 Billion From Taxpayers

Think Progress: “All around the country, right-wing legislators are asking Main Street Americans to pay for budget deficits resulting mainly from a recession caused by Wall Street by attacking collective bargaining, and cutting necessary services and investments like college tuition … Continue reading

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