Mad About Money

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Peter Laarman: The very wealthiest Americans, whose share of income and wealth has shot up astronomically for the past 25 years, have somehow gotten a huge number of other Americans to buy into the idea that there isn’t enough money. And that therefore we should cut lifeline benefits that go to poor children and sick people and old people and veterans.

Fiscal Chicken

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Walter Brasch: The obstructionists in Congress need to realize this isn’t a deserted two-lane highway, and Americans don’t want the Republicans playing chicken with our nest eggs.

GOP Still Making Bad Assumptions

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Karen Finney: Weeks after the election, congressional Republicans are still clinging to similar bad math and bad assumptions that th eRomney campaign made, yet hoping for a different result.

Bungee-Jumping Over the Fiscal Cliff

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Robert Reich: Excuse me for sounding impertinent, but isn’t this fear-mongering likely to buttress Republican arguments that the Bush tax cuts should be extended for everyone — including the rich?

“Legitimately Raping” Women, Businesses, and the Truth

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Tom Hall: What the mob does is to rape small businesses. Romney’s Bain Capital does exactly the same thing. But because it is all done according to securities laws, it is “Legitimate Rape.”

Job Creator Mythology

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Charles Hayes: Employers are more like crop harvesters than job creators. Harvesters don’t work unless something needs reaping, likewise most companies don’t hire unless there is money to be made

Where Are the ‘Job Creators’? A Labor Day Conversation

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Kathleen Maclay: Research shows that cities with many college-educated workers tend to develop an innovation-based economy, which attracts even more well-educated workers, further reinforcing their edge.

The Truth Behind the Chamber’s So-Called ‘Job Killer’ List

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Caitlin Vega: While corporations sit on record profits, we have lost the dream of home ownership for a generation. We have made higher education unaffordable and cut k-12 education to the bone.

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