Posts Tagged ‘ Middle Class ’

Of Course it’s Class Warfare Republicans

December 16, 2011

Republicans hate it when someone says the words class warfare. This from the most vacant Republican lawmaker I’ve seen in years, Paul Ryan of Wisconsin. “Class warfare … may make for really good politics, but it makes for rotten economics,” … “If you tax something more, you get less of it,” Ryan said. “If...

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Middle Class Tax Relief Will Increase Deficits, So What

December 13, 2011
Money Shirt

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) is reporting that the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act will increase the deficit by 166 billion in 2012. Here’s my thought, so what, I don’t care. And here’s why I don’t care. Why doesn’t the CBO do a study on how much we could reduce the...

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Portman Refuses One Billion Dollars For Ohio

October 14, 2011

When Ohio Senator Rob Portman voted against Obama’s “American Jobs Act” he voted against the self interest of the people he represents. Ohio’s share of the act would have been one billion dollars which would have created at least 13,000 jobs. Yet Portman states that Ohio jobs are his number one priority. This from...

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This Article Broke My Heart: Real Lives, Real Pain

September 19, 2011
Bill Ricker

There is an Associated Press article by David Crary called “Behind the poverty numbers: real lives, real pain,” that puts a face to the middle class American’s the republican party is killing. It is heartbreaking. Associated Press reporters around the country went looking for the people behind the numbers. They were not hard to...

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Employment is Up, But Jobs Don’t Meet Basic Needs

April 1, 2011
Employment is Up, But Jobs Don’t Meet Basic Needs

Today in the Economy section of the New York Times were two articles that highlight the paradox the U.S. economy continues to face. The first is titled, Job Growth Suggests Resilience of U.S. Recovery. The Department of Labor reported that in March the work force gained 190,000 jobs. Many economists, while still wary that...

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  • Charities transform lost items into gifts for needy
    Among the hats, coats and gloves donated to charities this holiday season are lots of hats, coats and gloves given, well, by accident. […]
  • Woman who stole from blind group enters diversion program
    A Westerville woman has been placed on diversion and has paid restitution for stealing more than $25,000 while working as an administrative assistant for the American Council of the Blind of Ohio. […]
  • Veteran pilot dies after crashing plane in Union County
    MARYSVILLE, Ohio — An experienced military pilot who was a veteran of combat missions in Iraq and Afghanistan died yesterday after crashing his plane near the runway of the Union County Airport during an aerobatic maneuver. […]
  • Mayor’s ex-wife gets 10 days in jail
    Frankie Coleman, the ex-wife of Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman, was sentenced yesterday to 10 days in jail, fined $575 and placed on probation for three years after pleading guilty to driving while intoxicated. […]
  • Praise flows for Franklinton mission’s Pastor Joe
    The Rev. Joe Johnson was a bit irritated that The Dispatch wanted to publish a story about him. “I’m not a bragger,” he said. And, he noted, he was already in the newspaper, “about 50 years ago." Then, after consenting to an interview, the pastor scolded Inner City Ministries volunteer Jeff Baker for saying too many nice things about him. […]

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