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Couple of Polls

American people seem to want something different from what the GOP is pushing. From Capital Gains and Games: A June 9 Washington Post/ABC News poll found that 61 percent of people believe higher taxes will be necessary to reduce the deficit. A June 7 Pew poll found strong support for tax increases to reduce the deficit; 67 percent of people favor raising the wage cap for Social Security taxes, 66 percent raising income tax rates on those making more than $250,000, and 62 percent favor limiting tax deductions for large corporations. A plurality of people would also limit the mortgage interest deduction. A May 26 Lake Research poll of

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Outsourcing is killing the middle class

It would seem that this would be obvious to almost everyone, but… From TP: A Washington Post/ABC News poll released this morning finds that 44 percent, a plurality, of Americans think the economy is getting worse, rather than staying the same or getting better. With unemployment hovering around 9.6 percent while economic inequality is at levels not seen since the Depression, many Americans feel as if the economy is leaving them behind. The Wall Street Journal reports today that Corporate America certainly isn’t doing its part to help bring America out of its economic malaise. The paper surveyed employment data by

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The Errington Thompson Show 6-27-09

Cenk Uyger from the Young Turks is in the HOUSE!! Buncombe County Dems announcement.  Rally today!! I would like to start the show by saying Happy Birthday to my wife.  She is 29 today. I will be playing Michael Jackson today.  As everyone knows by now, he died on Thursday.  There is some speculation that he had a narcotic overdose.  I was a big fan and saw him in concert three times.  I will focus on the positive.  I will be playing some of his lesser known songs because I was a fan.  🙂 WAKE OF THE SCANDAL A new SurveyUSA

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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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