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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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Domestic Terrorism – Rep. Giffords shot (Updated)

Yesterday, I was talking with Brian Katulis from the Center for American Progress about the Pakistani governor who was shot by his body guard. We talked about the political violence that seems to always dominate Pakistani politics. Salman Taseer, a liberal, was speaking out against some religious laws in their secular society. Now, the exact kind of thing happens here. Gabrielle Giffords spoke out against targeting, which is so popular on the right. This is so sad. Surgeon’s press conference below: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Update: I have added the shooter’s rambling You Tube video.

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Listening to the American people

I love this. Listen to Congressman Schock as he starts out by qualifying who he needs to listen to. From TP: One of the Republican Party’s main electoral themes was that it was going to “listen to the American people,” as its “America Speaking Out” campaign claimed to do. In an op-ed published following the election, the incoming Speaker of the House, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), exclaimed that “current representatives have an obligation to listen to the American people” during the “lame duck” legislative session. Last night, Rep. Aaron Schock (R-IL) was asked about listening to the American people during an appearance on

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