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Obama's new proposal is a bad deal -- and will only get worse

Obama's new proposal is a bad deal -- and will only get worse | Liberal and Progressive Politics | Scoop.it
The latest round of fiscal cliff offers have been traded between Speaker of the House John Boehner, and President Obama; sadly, neither of them are acceptable solutions. As expected, the President has...
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The Democrats are now in charge of Colorado, so now what?

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Democrats in Colorado scored a critical victory when they gained control of the Colorado State Legislature on election day. When the new assembly is sworn in next year, Democrats will...
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What should the Democrats do with their newfound control of Colorado's government? 

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Why more guns will not make us more safe

Why more guns will not make us more safe | Liberal and Progressive Politics | Scoop.it
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In the aftermath of the tragedy in Newtown, CT, we have seen a renewed interest in the political arena about what steps can be taken to prevent such senseless acts of violence in the...
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More guns will not make us any safer, contary to the opinion of conservatives. 

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McSpocky's comment, May 2, 2013 8:50 PM
You are right on spot. It makes no sense why people can't understand this simple concept.
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Three cuts to Social Security that are way, way more progressive than chained CPI - Washington Post (blog)

Three cuts to Social Security that are way, way more progressive than chained CPI - Washington Post (blog) | Liberal and Progressive Politics | Scoop.it
MSNBCThree cuts to Social Security that are way, way more progressive than chained CPIWashington Post (blog)The fiscal cliff deal is finally taking shape, and from the looks of it, it's likely to include the adoption of “chained CPI” as the...
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Stop the violence in Mexico — scrap the drug war

Stop the violence in Mexico — scrap the drug war | Liberal and Progressive Politics | Scoop.it
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Mexican president-elect Peña Nieto has a lot to ponder as he prepares to take the reins of the government on December 1st. Not the least of his challenges: how to deal with a...
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For the safety of our country, and to ensure justice, it's time to scrap the failed war on drugs. 

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The right to work for less

The right to work for less | Liberal and Progressive Politics | Scoop.it
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Michigan has recently become the 24th state in the union to pass a “right-to-work” law, continuing what is unfortunately beginning to look like a new national trend in anti-worker...
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Michigan's recent right-to-work law will only serve to further the damage to the middle class. 

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McSpocky's comment, May 2, 2013 8:51 PM
That's what happened when they passed the so called right to work law in my state. Workers are the ones who lost out.
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Raising taxes on the wealthy is good for the economy

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In the United States, the wealthiest Americans pay a lower tax rate now than they have at any point in modern history. As a result, the last few decades have seen burgeoning income...
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It is time to restore sanity to our tax code. 

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