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American Jobs Act would have been helpful

Over a year ago, President Obama and the White House proposed the American Jobs Act. This was a combination of programs that was aimed at putting over a million Americans back to work. Of course, that is not what Republicans had in mind and therefore the Act basically died in the Republican House. From Paul Krugman: Macroeconomic Advisers on the American Jobs Act, proposed a year ago: We estimate that the American Jobs Act (AJA), if enacted, would give a significant boost to GDP and employment over the near-term. -The various tax cuts aimed at raising workers’ after-tax income and encouraging hiring

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Buffet Rule is blocked by GOP in Senate

We knew that this wasn’t going to be easy. The Republicans will continue to side with millionaries and billionaires. We must continue the pressure. From TPM: Senate Republicans defeated a motion to take up Buffett Rule legislation the day before taxes are due. Democrats fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance the bill late Monday. The final party-line vote was 51 in favor, 45 against, with Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Mark Pryor (D-AR) breaking ranks with their leadership. The sharp contrast promises to be a defining issue in the presidential election this November. The principle behind the rule

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The Banks Want More

I know it is hard to fathom, but for some reason the big banks don’t believe they have enough power or influence in Washington. They’ve even taken out a SuperPAC so they can throw more money around. The whole thing is depressing. The fact that we went into the biggest recession since the Great Depression because the big banks were playing roulette with our money doesn’t seem to phase them. They have no pity. They have no shame. The fact that they treat us like small piles of money instead of as individuals doesn’t phase them either. From Alter-Net: Friends Of

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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