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Promises Made, Promises Broken
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Promises Made, Promises Broken

BY BOB BEARDEN The bottom-line always trumps [no pun intended] the employee human factor. Walgreen eviscerates its agreement to pay a part of the healthcare costs with their longtime loyal employees who are now retired because they care more about pacifying their stockholders than they do about longtime loyal employees. Employees whom they required loyalty…

GOP Economics: Self-Serving Greed
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GOP Economics: Self-Serving Greed

BY GARY EDMONDSON Republican economic theory rests on the overriding principle that the rich deserve to get richer regardless the cost to everyone else. Two self-serving bulwarks prop up that creed: corporate socialism and crony capitalism. Members of Greed’ s Own Party rail against the majority banding together to try to protect itself from their…

Playing Monopoly For Real
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Playing Monopoly For Real

BY JIM HIGHTOWER Shouting “Down with big government,” today’s tea party Trumpateers claim to be tax rebels – direct descendants of the Boston bunch who boarded three British ships in 1773 and heaved their cargo of tea chests into the harbor. But wait! That historic Tea Party wasn’t actually a tax protest. The audacious colonists…

Taxing Time For Some; Others, Not So Much
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Taxing Time For Some; Others, Not So Much

BY GARY EDMONDSON Monday is the last day for Americans to submit their income taxes: write that check or daydream about that refund. One year in, what has been the effect of Greed’s Own Party’s tax breaks for the rich? “The GOP tax scam gives ‘eye-popping’ payouts to CEOs, and workers pick up larger share of…

Fossil Fueled Fascism
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Fossil Fueled Fascism

BY MARK Y.A. DAVIES There are at least four things about which our current president is quite consistent: He is anti-immigrant and anti-refugee in relation to non-white immigrants. He is anti-Islam, except in the case of Saudi Arabia and its allies. He supports Christian Fundamentalism. He supports the fossil fuel industry. These four things contribute…

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