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Inequality: A collision is coming

Inequality: A collision is coming

            Inequality, unemployment and unresponsive government: A collision is coming By Robert B. Reich 6:00 a.m. EST, November 9, 2011 The biggest question in America these days is how to revive the economy. The biggest question among activists now occupying Wall Street and dozens of American cities is how to strike back against the nation's almost unprecedented concentration of income, wealth and political power in the top 1 ... Full Story

Representative Gardner Lets Billionaires Skip Out on

Representative Gardner Lets Billionaires Skip Out on Taxes

  Press Release New Report: Representative Gardner Lets Billionaires Skip Out on Taxes A new report by Bloomberg News revealed that billionaires are using tax loopholes to avoid paying taxes, as a result taxes paid by the richest 400 people has been cut nearly in half in recent years. Representative Cory Gardner (CO-04) has refused to close tax loopholes for billionaires and Big Oil and Republicans, like Gardner, demanded even more tax breaks for billionaires while repealing ... Full Story

Farm Bill Proposal deserved a Quick Death

Farm Bill Proposal deserved a Quick Death

        By John Crabtree, johnc@cfra.org, Center for Rural Affairs Over the last month, the leadership of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees pressed to finish a farm bill proposal that would cut 23 billion dollars over the next decade out of the USDA budget, through the Congressional Super Committee deficit reduction process, which must conclude by November 23rd.

Fortunately, the Ag Committee proposal was never forthcoming. Rural ... Full Story

Tipton: It’s About Getting People back to Work

Tipton: It’s About Getting People back to Work

PRESS RELEASE November 22, 2011 Rep. Scott Tipton (R-CO) has been on a tour through the Third District this week that has included a job fair, a manufacturing business roundtable event, tours of businesses where he met with employees, and five town hall meetings. Tipton teamed up with the Pueblo Workforce Center to host the “Pueblo is Open for Business” job fair, and manufacturing business roundtable. The job fair featured major employers including EVRAZ Rocky Mountain Steel ... Full Story

What Next for Occupy

    Could #OccupyWallStreet Become a Constitutional Convention? By Chris Tackett Last week, Rachel Maddow interviewed Harvard law professor, Lawrence Lessig  about his new book, Republic Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress and a Plan to Stop It, which details the problems caused by our money-soaked political system and explains the method the framers of our Constitution developed for dealing with such a situation. The process involves 34 states calling for a new ... Full Story

Coffman Urges Super Committee to End Congressional

Coffman Urges Super Committee to End Congressional Pensions

Press Release  (WASHINGTON) –Today U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman, R-CO, sent a letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction asking them to include the elimination of the pension plan that is available to Members of Congress as part of their debt reduction plan. The bipartisan “Super Committee,” comprised of 12 members from the House and Senate, is charged with developing a plan to find at least $1.2 trillion in savings over the next 10 years. “I served my country in ... Full Story

Coffman Statement on Super Committee Failure

Coffman Statement on Super Committee Failure

Press Release (WASHINGTON) - Congressman Mike Coffman (R-CO) released the following statement today on the expected announcement that the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction failed to reach an agreement on finding at least $1.2 trillion in spending reductions over the next ten years:"I'm deeply disappointed by the failure of the super committee to find an agreement for at least $1.2 trillion in cuts, but the question now is can we still find a better solution than the ... Full Story

Udall, 7 Other Senators Introduce Burn Pit Amendment

  Press Release Defense Authorization Amendment Creates Registry for Open-Air Burn Pit Victims   Today, Mark Udall announced he has joined seven other senators in introducing a bipartisan amendment to the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act to create a national registry of service members and veterans impacted by open air burn pits, helping identify and take better care of those affected.  Co-sponsoring the amendment are senators Tom Udall (D-N.M.), Bob Corker ... Full Story

Gardner co-sponsors bill to boost main street economy

  Press Release WASHINGTON D.C. – Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) has added his name as a co-sponsor to the "Financial Institutions Examination Fairness and Reform Act", H.R. 3461, a bill that will make it easier for community banks to navigate the financial regulatory system and better serve main street. “Community banks are an essential part of the ‘main street’ economy, and these reforms are intended to ensure a fair process between the FDIC and the banks it regulates by ... Full Story

Udall Statement on Super Committee’s Failure to

Udall Statement on Super Committee’s Failure to Reach Agreement to Reduce National Debt

    In response to news that the super committee has failed to reach a deficit reduction deal, Mark Udall issued the following statement urging Congress to bring the Bowles-Simpson deficit reduction proposal to the floor of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and to pass a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. "Today's news is disappointing and frustrating for Coloradans who want leaders capable of making tough decisions and guiding our nation through ... Full Story

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