Tag: economy

Governor Gregoire’s proposed budget

http://www.ofm.wa.gov/budget13/highlights/default.asp For 2013-2015.

A Message from Rep. Hasegawa – March 5

Dear Neighbors, I know many of you are wondering about the recent actions that took place in the Senate late on Friday afternoon.  In the coming days we’ll be learning more about the impacts of these actions, but for now I wanted to send you the statement that was released by Speaker Frank Chopp. ************************************************************************** …

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The White House’s Economic Case for Reelection in 13 Charts

From The Atlantic: During this election cycle, I’m sure many of you will want some sort of data to back up claims while debating / convincing people Obama’s actually done a decent job with the economy.  The Atlantic posted a series of slides that the Treasury Department put together to show the state of the …

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Workshop: “Creating a New Economy” – Feb 5th, 2-6 pm

When? Sunday, February 5th 2:00-6:00 pm Where? North Seattle Friends Church Directions 7740 24th Ave NE, Seattle 98115

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Obama Jobs Speech

Watch the Obama Jobs Speech from 9/8/2011: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Three Charts to Email to Your Right-Wing Brother-In-Law

Problem: Your right-wing brother-in-law is plugged into the FOX-Limbaugh lie machine, and keeps sending you emails about “Obama spending” and “Obama deficits” and how the “Stimulus” just made things worse. Solution: Here are three “reality-based” charts to send to him. These charts show what actually happened. Spending More here:  Truth-Out

Where pay for chief executives tops the company tax burden

At least 25 top United States companies paid more to their chief executives in 2010 than they did to the federal government in taxes, according to a study released on Wednesday. The chief executives of those companies were paid an average of more than $16 million a year, the study found, a figure substantially higher …

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Statement on the Gang of Six Plan by Center for Economic and Policy Research

Please write to your senators and congresspeople! http://www.cepr.net/index.php/press-releases/press-releases/statement-on-the-gang-of-six-plan?utm_source=CEPR+feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+cepr+%28CEPR%29&utm_content=Twitter Statement on the Gang of Six Plan aby Center for Economic and Policy Research Tax cuts for the wealthy, and Social Security cuts for ordinary workers

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Teabaggers like Bachmann are dangerous for our country

From Horse’s Ass: Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) tells the Republicans to stop acting like children because otherwise real people are going to get hurt: “The possibility that seniors could be denied Social Security benefits is frightening,” Murray said. “Rather than accuse the President of scare tactics, my Republican colleagues should tell the extreme voices in their own …

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Debt Ceiling Debate

Thanks to Zack Hudgins for sharing this article.  The Republicans have turned their back on what Reagan said in 1983 during another debt ceiling debate: Here’s how President Reagan reacted to crazy talk about not raising the national debt limit in 1983: “The full consequences of a default — or even the serious prospect of …

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10 Republican Lies About the Bush Tax Cuts

From Crooks & Liars: So it’s come down to this. On Saturday, David Stockman, the legendary Reagan budget chief who presided over the Gipper’s supply-side tax cuts, announced that the “debt explosion has resulted not from big spending by the Democrats, but instead the Republican Party’s embrace, about three decades ago, of the insidious doctrine that …

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Rachel Maddow’s analysis of Obama’s budget speech

This is definitely worthwhile to watch.  Rachel Maddow gave an excellent analysis of Obama’s speech this week.  Go Obama! Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

National Debt by President

While discussing things like our nation’s yearly budget and the debt ceiling, it’s important to put things into perspective.  The party that built up most of our National Debt is now the party that’s screaming that we cannot raise the debt ceiling.  Take a look. From:  http://maddowblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/04/11/6449899-mr-obama-please-report-to-the-front-desk