Economy

This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage -- Now, Minnesota's Economy Is One of the Best in the Country

This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Increased the Minimum Wage -- Now, Minnesota's Economy Is One of the Best in the Country
When he took office in January of 2011, Minnesota governor Mark Dayton inherited a $6.2 billion budget deficit and a 7 percent unemployment rate from his predecessor, Tim Pawlenty, the soon-forgotten Republican candidate for the presidency who called himself Minnesota's first true fiscally-conservative governor in modern history.
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Lord Ridley's Euro Subsidy Slammed as Socialism for the Rich

Lord Ridley's Euro Subsidy Slammed as Socialism for the Rich
Free market zealot Matt Ridley may well dismiss the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) as a powerful “economic quirk” which has retarded Britain’s rural economy and kept farming “artificially buoyant”. But that has not stopped the landed aristocrat from claiming his share.
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Sobering New Evidence: at Least Half of Americans are Broke

Sobering New Evidence: at Least Half of Americans are Broke
Half of our nation, by all reasonable estimates of human need, is in poverty. The jubilant headlines above speak for people whose view is distorted by growing financial wealth. The argument for a barely surviving half of America has been made before, but important new data is available to strengthen the case.
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The Left Wins Big In Greece

The Left Wins Big In Greece
Greece's left wing Syriza Party wins big and vows to reverse austerity and restore democracy.
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India: Obama Speaks to Students - Full Speech at Siri Fort

India: Obama Speaks to Students - Full Speech at Siri Fort
In New Delhi, India, President Obama addresses a gathering of about 2,000 students at the Siri Fort auditorium.
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Wall Street Dems Himes and Esty join GOP to weaken Dodd-Frank

When it comes to protecting Wall Street at the expense of the middle class, it's no shock that Corporate Democrat Jim Himes and Republican-Light Elizabeth Esty, voted to throw the working class under the bus.
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The Doomed Right To Work Dodge

Proponents of local right to work ordinances claim polls show most Kentuckians are pro-right to work.
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Another Wall Street Appointee On The Way

Another Wall Street Appointee On The Way
Another Wall Street Appointee On The Way
Via Ring of Fire: http://www.youtube.com/golefttv
President Obama has presented his nominee for Treasury Secretary, and as expected, we’ve been giv
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Action Alert!!! Call Senators Graham and Scott NOW!

Congratulations to five of our 7 U.S. House members for opposing the government-funding bill that barely passed the House late yesterday.  They were Jeff Duncan, Trey Gowdy, Mick Mulvaney, Tom Rice and Mark Sanford.
Buried in the 1600+ page bill is a provision to once again put the American taxpayer on the hook for bailing out big banks that gamble with their depositors’ money.
It is exactly this kind of big-bank bad behavior that led to the Great Recession and then the 2010 passage of the Dodd-Frank Act that made the greedy big banks move their risky betting out of
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Obama: Economy's Better, but Most Families Aren't Making More

Obama: Economy's Better, but Most Families Aren't Making More
President Obama highlights the good news in Friday's jobs report; that American businesses added 314,000 new jobs this quarter - but there is still much more to be done.
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