Economy

Why Are Republicans So Afraid of Paying Poor Workers?

Why Are Republicans So Afraid of Paying Poor Workers?
Republicans in America suffer a crippling anxiety. It’s the terrible fear of corporations paying poor workers too much.
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The Rent is Too Damn High in These Five Cities

The Rent is Too Damn High in These Five Cities
The housing market is supposedly recovering, yet the homeownership rate is dropping. Meanwhile rents in urban areas were already high but now are absolutely skyrocketing.
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Obama's Supertrain Plan to Connect the Midwest

Obama's Supertrain Plan to Connect the Midwest
High Speed Rail is a big part of President Obama's plan to beef up infrastructure, especially in the interior of the country, where bridges and roads have fallen into disrepair after a series of budget cuts. But it's not just about fancy bullet trains, there are a host of ways cities and towns would get connected, and faster.
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The Middle Class is not 'Normal'

The Middle Class is not 'Normal'
There’s nothing “normal” about having a middle class. Having a middle class is a choice that a society has to make, and it’s a choice we need to make again in this generation, if we want to stop the destruction of the remnants of the last generation’s middle class.
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High Bank Fees Flushing Our 401(k) Retirement Accounts Down the Drain

High Bank Fees Flushing Our 401(k) Retirement Accounts Down the Drain
A new study finds that the typical 401(k) fees - adding up to a modest-sounding 1 percent a year - would erase $70,000 from an average worker's account over a four-decade career compared with lower-cost options. To compensate for the higher fees, someone would have to work an extra three years before retiring.
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Paul Ryan's Budget Wishlist: Less, Much Less, for the Poor. Plus, More Bombs

Paul Ryan's Budget Wishlist: Less, Much Less, for the Poor. Plus, More Bombs
The Paul Ryan budget is a glimpse into the priorities of today's GOP. And for anyone in the bottom three quarters of the income scale, it is indeed a scary document.
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Toyota Recalls 1.8M Vehicles After Airbags Fail to Deploy

Toyota Recalls 1.8M Vehicles After Airbags Fail to Deploy
Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling nearly 1.8 million vehicles in the U.S. for various safety problems, including air bags that may fail to deploy. The total recall grows to over six million worldwide, as well as some GM models that shared the same factory.
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Ben Stein: Poverty Doesn't Exist Because the Poor 'Almost Always Have Indoor Plumbing'

Ben Stein: Poverty Doesn't Exist Because the Poor 'Almost Always Have Indoor Plumbing'
In an American Spectator column last week, conservative pundit Ben Stein argued that Americans living in poverty aren’t really poor because “they almost always have indoor plumbing,” and in any case they just “envy” the wealthy and are victims of their own “self-sabotage.”
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Yes, the Gender Pay Gap is Real. Here's How Obama's Trying to Fix It

Yes, the Gender Pay Gap is Real. Here's How Obama's Trying to Fix It
Equal Pay Day: How Obama Is Helping Close the Pay Gap
Today is Equal Pay Day. President Obama will sign executive orders targeting pay disparity...
This clip from the Majority Report, live M-F
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WSJ Op-Ed's Newest Put-Upon Billionaire, Charles Koch

WSJ Op-Ed's Newest Put-Upon Billionaire, Charles Koch
The Wall Street Journal seems to be the record of note for delusional, rich, white men these days. The latest to rant about the coming communist dystopia of the far left is none other than Charles Koch, one of the founders of the mendacious Americans for Prosperity political action committee, and multi-billionaire.
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