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Fewer Americans Now View Their Income Taxes as Fair

Fewer Americans Now View Their Income Taxes as Fair
This Tax Day, 55 percent of Americans regard the income taxes they have to pay as fair, the lowest percentage Gallup has measured since 2001.
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Cut Social Security to Destroy the Recovery

Cut Social Security to Destroy the Recovery
President Obama picked the very day that new job creation collapsed to propose a deflationary budget deal featuring cuts in Social Security and Medicare. This is perverse economics and worse politics, on several grounds.
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Obama's 'Rising American Electorate' Hardest Hit By the Economy

Obama's 'Rising American Electorate' Hardest Hit By the Economy
The rising American electorate is sinking together in this economy. The faltering jobless recovery isn’t working for most working families. Over 20 million are still in need of full-time work. Wages and family income are falling.
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The Military Gets 26 Times as Much of Your Tax Dollars as Scientific Research Does

The Military Gets 26 Times as Much of Your Tax Dollars as Scientific Research Does
As you mull over the taxes you paid to the federal government this year, check out this graphic from the National Priorities Project showing where your taxes went in 2012.
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Westchester County Could Lose Millions for Fair Housing Failures

Westchester County Could Lose Millions for Fair Housing Failures
After more than three years of clashing with the federal government, Westchester County may finally have to pay a price for its failures to comply with a residential desegregation court order: $7.4 million.
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Ryan's Frankenstein Budget: Then and Now

Ryan's Frankenstein Budget: Then and Now
If you’re living comfortably in your upper class lifestyle, you’re going to love Ryan’s budget plan.
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American Capitalism's Proper Role in Corporate Responsibility

American Capitalism's Proper Role in Corporate Responsibility
American corporations have every right to protect their legitimate interests, and protect themselves from injustice. But so long as they wield their great power with indifference to justice, the capitalist force in America no longer deserves the kind of moral respect we gave it during the long years of the Cold War.
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Minimum Wage Workers Working 40 Hours a Week Can’t Afford a Two-Bedroom Apartment Anywhere

Minimum Wage Workers Working 40 Hours a Week Can’t Afford a Two-Bedroom Apartment Anywhere
During his State of the Union address, President Obama unexpectedly called for a hike in the minimum wage to $9.25 an hour, and Congressional Democrats are calling for an even higher hike to $10.10.
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Wells Fargo's at the Bottom of the Foreclosure Heap

Wells Fargo's at the Bottom of the Foreclosure Heap
When it comes to foreclosing on Californians, it looks like Wells Fargo may take the prize, where it's responsible for more homes in the foreclosure pipeline in California than any other single lender.
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Five Guys Owner Latest to Not Provide Healthcare to Workers and Blame Obamacare

Five Guys Owner Latest to Not Provide Healthcare to Workers and Blame Obamacare
Mike Ruffer, who owns and operates eight Five Guys in the Durham, North Carolina area, told the Examiner that any additional costs to his business thanks to the healthcare mandate would be passed on to customers who enjoy his greasy hamburgers and french fries.
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