Economy

Labor Agreement Creates 300 Jobs for Oneida Indian Nation

Labor Agreement Creates 300 Jobs for Oneida Indian Nation
A newly-signed Project Labor Agreement (PLA) between the Oneida Indian Nation and the Central and Northern New York Building Trades will provide much needed construction jobs throughout the winter months as construction begins on four new entertainment centers that will be added to the Turning Stone Resort and Casino.
Dubbed “Exit 33,” the project will house a new country music venue, a rock and roll venue, a piano bar, and a yet-to-be named lounge. Thanks to the PLA, the $25 million multi-venue will employ local workers. This is the 7th PLA the Oneida Nation has entered into as it continues to turn its resort into a successful regional operation.
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Another Republican Senator Tells Grover Norquist to Take a Hike

"When you're $16 trillion in debt, the only pledge we should be making to each other is to avoid becoming Greece, and Republicans should put revenue on the table. We're this far in debt. We don't generate enough revenue. Capping deductions will help generate revenues. Raising tax rates will hurt job creation. I agree with Grover that we shouldn't raise rates, but I think Grover is wrong when it comes to we can't cap deductions. [...] I will violate the pledge, long story short for the good of the country, only if Democrats will do entitlement reforms.
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Tim Kaine at Tigercomm Clean Energy Forum on Combating Anti-Clean-Energy 'Theology'

In our first post on the Clean Energy Forum we held recently at Tigercomm, we noted that there's an aggressive, ongoing effort by the fossil fuel lobby to push clean energy policy into the culture wars (hat tip to J. Patrick Coolican of the Las Vegas Sun). How to combat this assault is a pressing question not just for those of us in the clean economy, but also for politicians who get the urgent - even existential - need for our country to develop abundant energy that's clean and cost-effective.
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A Grand Bargain or a Grand Uprising?

Right now in America, the Federal Reserve is buying up $40 billion a month in worthless mortgage-backed securities during what is known as QE3. In layman's terms, this means that a private banking cartel that owns our currency, unaccountable to any government agency, is forking over $40 billion a month to the same Wall Street bankers that wrecked our economy with risky bets on imaginary financial instruments.
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Fox Host Calls Ben Stein a Communist

Fox Host Greg Gutfeld calls Ben Stein a Communist for contending the rich must pay more to help resolve the nation’s debt.
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Robert Reich – Invest in America

Fifty years ago America invested in public education, infrastructure and research. If America wants to remain competitive, it must continue making investments in public works.
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Occupy Wants To Abolish Your Debt (with David Graeber)

Professor David Grabaer explained why our understanding of debt is flawed, why we keep telling ourselves a false narrative of debt, student loans and Occupy, how the debt crises and the ecological crises are the same thing, how the Rolling Jubilee will work and what is financial disobedience?
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The Elite Set to Abandon the Unemployed

While you hear all this talk about the fiscal cliff and cuts to government programs and tax cuts...but what about the long term extended unemployment insurance.
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How the Establishment Wants to Destroy Social Security

Sam takes a look at the Ezra Klein piece "There's Nothing Courageous About Raising the Social Security Retirement Age" and how the establishment wants to destroy social security.
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Businessman Schtick, Governor Romney and Mr. Spence

Kevin Horrigan in his Sunday column in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch brought up a study (pdf) by a couple of academics that question the practice of "peer benchmarking" CEO salaries in order to keep them from moving on to more lucrative jobs. The idea is that companies have to pay more in order to keep talented CEOs in place. The two researchers, Ch...
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