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[26 Feb 2019 | Comments Off | 211 views]
Accounting For The Court That Reigns Supreme!

“The Nation editor Katrina vanden Heuvel and Jamie Raskin, constitutional law professor and Maryland state senator, join Bill to discuss how the uncontested power of the Supreme Court is changing our elections, our country, and our lives.”
By Diane Sweet 9/15/12 6:00pm

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[18 Sep 2012 | 4 Comments | 3,104 views]
The Truth About Taxes:  Who Pays, How Much – Noting Disparities, Misconceptions, And Impacts Across Demographics

Find out what the actual numbers and percentages are for payroll taxes, income taxes, and corporate taxes plus additional taxpayer information illustrated in the following video.
 
You might be surprised by what is revealed.
 
David Cay Johnston, American investigative journalist, columnist and television commentator for Reuters, best-selling author, a specialist in economics and tax issues, and a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, discusses tax structure and how it affects taxpayers across demographics in the U.S.
Dec. 12, 2013
(video 1:31:12)

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[14 Sep 2012 | 11 Comments | 2,451 views]
Is the relentless party drumbeat driving the “sound” from the house, or is it bitter “tea”?

“A house divided against itself cannot stand.” – Abraham Lincoln
How can we expect our chosen representatives to act responsibly in our best interests across party lines when they cannot even find agreement, speak honestly, and play nice amongst themselves within their own agenda-sworn “party”?!
Our money is at the mercy of policy; policy is at the mercy of party; and party is at the mercy of those pandering-to-the-purses for policy power.
Financial prosperity and security is directly correlated to the policies established by our elected government representatives, the correlated agencies and their …

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[4 Sep 2012 | One Comment | 1,913 views]
By The Numbers, Incomes Grow More With The Democrats.

The Great Divergence In Pictures:  A visual guide to income inequality.
By Timothy Noah | The Great Divergence
Did the United States grow more unequal while Republicans were in power?
It sounds crude, but Princeton political scientist Larry Bartels has gone a long way toward proving it. Bartels looked up income growth rates for families at various income percentiles for the years 1948 to 2005, then cross-checked these with whether the president was a Republican or a Democrat.
He found two distinct and opposite trends. Under Democrats, the biggest income gains were for people …

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[10 Aug 2012 | Comments Off | 1,798 views]
Hottest global July temps on record are costing a “cropload”! NOAA’ing The Facts! —> UPDATED: 8/16/2019

Updated Feb. 26, 2019
Dark Purple = extreme drought
Red = severe drought
Gold = moderate drought
 
The US is falling behind other nations in upgrading technology and infrastructure to deal with the sources and significances of global climate change.
When is the last time you checked the floodplain of that home you own, or want to buy, or your apartment building, even if you are renting on the top floor?
How are those heating-n-cooling bills working for ya lately?
If you experience any unreasonable price spikes in food, water, utility bills, shipping/freight costs … costs of …

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[8 Aug 2012 | One Comment | 1,673 views]
The Serious Business Of Managing Your Health

Ladies and gents, your health care just improved with more improvements ahead … but this ACA (Affordable Care Act) battle isn’t over.
As of August 1, 2012, the health reform law is now providing women more preventative healthcare services, including expanding reproductive health care, available for free without copayments or deductibles if you have health insurance.
Currently, as reported on The Rachel Maddow Show, the ACA covers the following as of:
JULY 1, 2010

HELP FOR PEOPLE WITH PRE-EXISITING CONDITIONS

SEPTEMBER 23, 2010

ILLEGAL TO DENY COVERAGE TO KIDS WITH PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS
ADULTS CAN STAY ON PARENTS’ …

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[6 Aug 2012 | Comments Off | 1,569 views]
Sugar isn’t that sweet when you consider its cost!

With your permission, let me take a moment to set aside the human factor of our health in order to present for your consideration merely the financial factor of our health and the correlated costs to our health-related behaviors, specifically our eating habits.
Practicing good health is life-saving$ behavior!
It is logical that consuming smaller portions per serving of each meal saves us grocery money – eating less means buying less, therefore spending less. Additionally, consider the fact that eating healthy also saves us money when we compare the price of meat …

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[23 Jul 2012 | Comments Off | 1,051 views]
CANT-OR WON’T?  STOCK Act is a bit “loopy”! – updated

Washington (CNN) – It was a rare show of bipartisanship – President Barack Obama, flanked by Democrats and Republicans in April, signing into law a bill that would ban insider trading on Capitol Hill. The measure, known as the STOCK Act, had passed the House and Senate at warp speed.
“The powerful shouldn’t get to create one set of rules for themselves and another set of rules for everybody else,” the president said at the time.
Lawmakers proclaimed that the bill, officially called the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, would restore …