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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…

Corporate Cowards Divert Shareholder Funds Into ‘Dark Money’
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Corporate Cowards Divert Shareholder Funds Into ‘Dark Money’

BY JIM HIGHTOWER If corporations are people, as the Supreme Court pretends, they certainly are loudmouths, constantly telling us how great they are and spreading their names everywhere. Amazingly, though, these corporate creatures have suddenly turned demure, insisting that they don’t want to draw any attention to themselves. That’s because, in this case, corporations are…

Dreaming Of A New ‘Norm’ For Executive Pay
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Dreaming Of A New ‘Norm’ For Executive Pay

BY FROMA HARROP Lavishly paid executives have a new 1% number to ponder. It’s not about their perch on the top branch of U.S. incomes. It’s the lousy 1% rise in Citibank’s quarterly revenues, which helped prompt the bank’s stockholders to reject CEO Vikram Pandit’s $15 million pay package. That they were earning a meager…

Selling Out Regulation
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Selling Out Regulation

BY RALPH NADER The Republican Party has a sense of humor, however inadvertently. Its ardent advocates regularly accuse the Obama Administration of heavy-handed regulation of business. Tell that to the 100 federal poultry inspectors who just picketed the Department of Agriculture in opposition to a proposal that would allow those crammed, bacterial poultry slaughterhouses to…

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