GOP Plays “Snake Line” Politics With The Child Tax Credit

As is usually the case with the conservative extremists who dominate the House, when it says it is about to "improve" something, that's the signal that for a lot of struggling families, things are actually about to get worse.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Building The Full Employment Movement

The rallying point is Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers' Humphrey-Hawkins Full Employment and Training Act: "It's past time for our government to make creating jobs and full employment a human right."
Isaiah J. Poole
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Companies That Evade Federal Taxes Still Get Federal Contracts

Ingersoll-Rand, which changed its corporate address to Bermuda to avoid American corporate taxes, is one of at least a dozen such companies that together get more than $1 billion in federal contract dollars annually.
Isaiah J. Poole
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What’s Missing From The Jobs Report: A Construction Boom

With the federal government stymied in its ability to help state and local governments launch long-term public infrastructure projects, we're seeing the ripple effects in the employment statistics.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Want Transportation Funding? Close This Egregious Tax Loophole

A leading House Democrat says that making it harder for corporations to use overseas affiliates to avoid paying U.S. corporate taxes would help shore up a fund for transportation projects that's about to run dry.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Pollster Celinda Lake’s New Populism Warning

There are Republican candidates and pollsters "who get this new populism," Celinda Lake told The New Populism Conference last week. If Democrats don't effectively align themselves with the populist mood, Republicans will.
Isaiah J. Poole
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House Republicans Cue Up Another Tax Giveaway. Just Say No.

The House is about to get it all wrong in today's vote for a research and experimentation tax credit bill. Here's why the Campaign for America's Future has joined Americans for Tax Fairness in calling for a "no" vote.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Today’s Senate Minimum Wage Vote Is A Moral Litmus Test

Religious leaders "driven by Scripture’s repeated admonitions against exploiting and oppressing workers" remind us that the Senate vote on the minimum wage is not just a key vote politically.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Thomas Piketty: Wealth Inequality Corrupts Our Politics

The author of "Capital in the 21st Century" says the capturing of our political institutions by the ultra-wealthy is the single most serious concern stemming from today's worsening wealth inequality.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Time To Tell Paul Ryan To Stop His April Foolishness

The latest proposal from the House Budget Committee chairman is less April Fool's joke and more cruel hoax. This budget – and more importantly, the values and priorities that it enshrines – must be challenged.
Isaiah J. Poole
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The Minimum Wage Fight Is A Fight For Women

Millions of women are the backbone of the services sector yet struggle to provide the basics for their families. Here's how they would benefit from a $10.10 minimum wage.
Isaiah J. Poole
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$1 Billion In Tax Dollars To Miseducate Our Children

The right-wing push for private school vouchers is leading to taxpayer subsidies of education that can be more damaging to children and our society than any shortcomings of public schools. We need a movement to stop it.
Isaiah J. Poole
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