Category: Federal Budget & Taxes
Big Corporations Cash in on Federal Largesse
A study by Good Jobs First, “Uncle Sam’s Favorite Corporations,” details how two-thirds of the $68 billion in business grants and tax credits awarded by the federal government during the past 15 years have gone to large corporations.
Boehner’s Goals Are Not Your Goals
It’s the same old playbook, rolled out yet again by House Speaker John Boehner. Reduce government, cut taxes on the wealthiest, limit regulations and lawsuits on businesses, and abandon public schools.
Shhh… Medicare Costs Are Going Down
Contrary to conventional wisdom, Medicare costs aren’t a budget buster. The nonpartisan budget scorekeeper, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), reported last week that Medicare spending is declining.
Senate Faction Rejects More Jobs
Extremist right-wing senators led by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) showed their true colors by voting to block a bill that would have meant more jobs for American workers.
PayWatch Raises Awareness about Income Inequality
The average CEO in the U.S. made $11.7 million in 2013, or 331 times as much as the average worker.
Addicted to Koch: How Un-American!
Sen. Harry Reid joined efforts to call attention to the Koch brothers’ harmful practices.
We Need to Restore Unemployment Benefits Now
A bipartisan agreement brings millions of Americans closer to the help they need.
New Study Shows that Corporate Tax Cuts Won’t Create Jobs
Republicans argue that we can create jobs by lowering taxes on corporations. A new study shows just how wrong they are.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren to AFSCME Members: It’s Time to Go on Offense
One of our champions, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, dropped by AFSCME last week. Read what she had to say to our members.
Iowa Council 61 Questions Governor’s Priorities during Shutdown
AFSCME Iowa Council 61 President Homan tells governor to put political posturing aside during federal shutdown.
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