Month: December 2017

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The Big Picture: How we got into this mess, and how we get out of it. A video by Robert Reich

This pretty much sums it up.  Worth a watch in my humble opinion.

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The Underground University That Won’t Be Stopped

Angel: “I grew up listening to my teachers telling me to work hard, go to college. When you hear that America is a place for immigrants, you take it literally. I’ve been working my butt off in school- I’ve got a 3.97 GPA. And then all of a sudden, they tell you, ‘You can’t go to college. You don’t get to be like us.’ -In Georgia, undocumented immigrants are banned from attending the state’s top three universities and must pay out-of-state tuition at the remaining state schools.

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EPA says Superfund Task Force created by Pruitt kept no records of meetings

A Superfund site is any land in the United States that has been contaminated by hazardous waste and identified by the EPA as a candidate for cleanup because it poses a risk to human health and/or the environment. The Environmental Protection Agency says an internal task force appointed to revamp how the nation’s most polluted sites are cleaned up generated no record of its deliberations. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt in May announced the creation of a Superfund Task Force that he said would reprioritize and streamline procedures for remediating more than 1,300 sites. Pruitt, the former attorney general of Oklahoma, appointed a political supporter from his home state with no experience in pollution cleanups to lead the group.

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CHARTS: See How Much Of GOP Tax Cuts Will Go To The Middle Class

The Republican tax bill, which Congress sent to President Trump on Wednesday, would give most Americans a tax cut next year, according to a new analysis. However, it would by far benefit the richest Americans the most. Meanwhile, many lower- and middle-class Americans would have higher taxes a decade from now … unless a future Congress extends the cuts.

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