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10 companies that make money but pay no taxes

Any time that the system to rigged that you can make millions, and and some cases billions, of dollars in profits yet pay no US taxes, there is a problem. We have to fix this problem. From Mother Jones: Between 2008 and 2011, 26 major American corporations paid no net federal income taxes despite bringing in billions in profits, according to a new report (PDF) from the nonprofit research group Citizens for Tax Justice. CTJ calculates that if the companies had paid the full 35 percent corporate tax rate, they would have put more than $78 billion into government coffers. Here’s a look at

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Grab bag – Saturday Night

We’ve seen over and over again that disadvantaged inner-city youths can be turned around and pointed in the right direction. They need motivated parents and motivated teachers. This was the essence of the KIPP (Knowledge is Power Program). In Chicago, the Urban Prep Charter Academy has proven exactly the same thing. All 107 students in their graduating class are preparing to graduate high school and are going to college. Getting good grades is all about hard work and dedication from students, teachers and parents. Everyone was accepted to college! This is an outstanding achievement. We need more jobs. Where’s Dawn Johnsen?

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Kirsten Gillibrand named NY Senator

Hey, what do you know? I had this as speculation on my blog late last night!! Thanks TPM for doing the legwork and getting the story. Congresswoman Kirsten Gillibrand will be taking Hillary Clinton’s spot in the Senate. watch the video: From AP: Gillibrand, 42, has been considered one of the top contenders in Paterson’s selection process, along with Kennedy and state Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. Gillibrand had served as Cuomo’s special counsel when he was housing secretary under President Clinton. Paterson’s appointment lasts until 2010, when a special election will be held to fill the final two years of Clinton’s

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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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