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New York City Council Swiftly Passes Bill to Extend Paid Sick Days – New York Times

New York TimesThe new, more emphatically liberal City Council was in full swing on Wednesday, expanding New York’s law on paid sick leave from the watered-down version passed last year and approving a resolution supporting Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to raise taxes …New York City paid sick leave bill passes despite councilmembers’ reservationsNew York […]

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Homeless man pays property taxes after moving into abandoned Cleveland … – The Plain Dealer

Homeless man pays property taxes after moving into abandoned Cleveland …The Plain DealerMr. Hayes, a homeless man, moved six years ago into an abandoned house on Cleveland’s West Side, where he has become a model resident. He even started paying property taxes in 2011. In this photo, taken this week, he plays in the backyard […]

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Nancy Sidebotham Running For Mayor Of Oakland: Blasts Joe Tuman, Libby Schaaf

Nancy Sidebotham is a name known only to Oakland political junkies and Oakland City Council District Six dwellers who voted over the last 12 years, at the least. For this blogger, it seemed Nancy, the 68-year-old tax accountant who’s a friend, was running for the District Six Oakland City Council seat every time it was […]

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Justices Pass on Tax Case From Online Merchants – New York Times

New York TimesWASHINGTON — The United States Supreme Court on Monday let stand a ruling from New York’s highest court requiring Internet retailers to collect sales taxes even if they have no physical presence in the state.Amazon Rejected by U.S. High Court on New York Sales TaxBloombergAmazon’s petition against collecting New York sales tax…The VergeSupreme […]

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Supreme Court Won’t Review NY Sales-Tax Law for Online Retailers – Wall Street Journal

Wall Street JournalWASHINGTON—The U.S. Supreme Court declined to intervene in the long-running battle over whether states can force online retailers to collect sales taxes, leaving consumers in many states to enjoy tax-free Internet shopping while others must pay up when …Supreme Court won’t rule on state Internet sales taxesUSA TODAYJustices Won’t Hear Appeal of NY […]

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Obama And Biden Focus On Guns, Fiscal Cliff At Press Conference

On Wednesday morning, President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden appeared before the nation to announce their intent to do something to curb the use of assault weapons as a first step toward ending the rampant gun violence that’s plagued America. President Obama said he wanted solutions on his desk by January. Obama personally asked […]

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Ben Stein Tells Fox News America Has To Raise Taxes On Very Rich

Ben Stein, still better known for his role as the teacher in Ferris Buehler’s Day Off who said “Buehler. Buehler? Anyone? Buehler?” may have just equaled, if not topped that performance today. Mr. Stein, a guest on the show Fox News’ Fox and Friends today, proved he was a real economist, and not a conservative […]

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Mitt Romney Lied At Debate: Sought Foreign Tax Credit To Offshore Jobs

President Obama’s Presidential Debate Rope-A-Dope Strategy is paying off. Governor Mitt Romney’s being exposed as telling lies last night. But the biggest lie is the one not noticed by a number of people. Here’s what Romney said at the 35th minute of the debate: The second topic, which is you said you get a deduction […]

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Oakland City Council At-Large Debate Recap

Last night (August 29th) I attended the debate between four of the five Candidates At-Large for a seat on Oakland’s City Council at the Kaiser Center. In attendance were candidates¬†Incumbent At-Large Councilmember Rebecca Kaplan, District Five Councilmember Ignacio De La Fuente, Theresa Anderson-Downs and Carol Lee Tolbert and the big topic of the night: gun […]

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As Mitt Romney Speeds To GOP Nom, Questions About Finances

Mitt Romney’s speeding toward what looks to be the Republican Presidential Nomination for President. Romney’s just made a GOP Primary sweep, taking Washington DC, Maryland, and Wisconsin on Tuesday, and threatening to leave closest challenger Rick Santorum in the electoral dust. And with that, Romney’s taking sharper aim at President Obama, but leaving himself wide […]

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Gary Johnson vs Ron Paul

Ron Paul has always been set a part from all the other Republicans running for President, because he is so much different in his views than the others who stood on the stage with him. His libertarian beliefs made him stronger, but now there is someone who has entered the race that people are pinning […]

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President Obama’s New Plan

President Barack Obama has laid out a new deficit plan earlier today, Monday, September 19. The New York Times reports: “The president proposed raising taxes by $1.5 trillion, mostly on the wealthy, while making only modest cuts in Medicare and Medicaid, and walling off Social Security from any changes. The plan also would reduce military […]

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Warren Buffett vs Michael Arrington – Soak The Super Rich? Arrington’s Wrong

TechCrunch Founder and Editor, and friend, Michael Arrington, has weighed in on Warren Buffett’s op-ed in the New York Times Monday entitled Stop Coddling the Super-Rich. It’s a work worth reading. To put it simply, Warren Buffett explains how the super-rich essentially make money off making money, and it’s that money which they allow to […]

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S&P Blames GOP For U.S. Credit Problem, Associated Press, Politico Cover It Up

The Standard & Poors’ rating agency decision to reduce the United States’ long term debt from AAA to AA+ was explained in a press release that specifically mentioned “the majority of Republicans in Congress continue to resist any measure that would raise revenues,” should, itself, make headlines like “Standard And Poors Blames U.S. Credit Rating […]

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Laser focus on jobs

The good news as Wall Street gives a thumbs-down to the “No taxes, No jobs” deficit-ceiling-deal (with its built-in automatic spending cuts virtually certain to kick in amid more Congressional gridlock) is that U.S. crude oil futures ended Thursday at $86.63 a barrel in New York — down $5.30! The bad news is that oil […]

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Might Romney or Bachmann unseat President Obama?

Not in 2012. The debate last night showed there’s still room for national-caliber candidates, which is probably why Ambassador Huntsman is set to jump in. While Huntsman comes as no surprise to pundits, he needs the national exposure now if he’s to have name recognition to run for 2016. And that’s what last night was […]

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Clean coal? Really?

The extraction, transport, processing, and combustion of coal, the predominant fuel on the planet for electricity generation including roughly 50% of the electricity in the U.S., also creates multiple hazards for human and environmental health — external costs downplayed by the champions of coal. According to a study published earlier this year, “Accounting for the […]