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How a Bank Robber is Right on Taxes

It's been nearly eight years since the 2008 global recession devastated the budgets of state and local governments across the country - and our lawmakers have explored every possible way to raise money except for raising taxes on corporations and our richest citizens.

Big Pharma Feels the Bern

Ever since Reagan, conservatives have been telling us about welfare queens.

The way they put it, there are thousands of undeserving poor people in this country right now bilking taxpayers for all they’re worth all while you and me are sweating out a hard day’s work.

And here’s the thing: conservatives are right.

Raising the D.C. minimum wage to $15 by 2020 would lift wages for 114,000 working people

A proposed ballot initiative would gradually raise Washington DC's minimum wage to $15 by mid-2020.

It would also help tipped workers, such as waiters and bartenders, eventually get paid the full minimum wage, instead of the $2.77 subminimum wage.

Time to Rein in the Robber Barons Again

I'm going to let you on a little secret about many of the CEOs of America's largest companies: the biggest decision that they make these days, is how best to divvy up the wealth that they've stolen from America's working families and middle class.

The Middle Class Is Shrinking

The middle class is shrinking in Colorado & across U.S. as incomes fall.

Middle-income households in metro Denver shrank from 58 percent of the population in 2000 to 53 percent in 2014, according to a report released by the Pew Research Center.

What?! GOP Focus on Heat From Porn Instead of Climate Change…

Lawmakers here in DC are breathing a little easier this week now that the first heat wave of the season is past us.

But we're not out of the woods yet, and based on what we're seeing with the climate, it's likely only going to get hotter.

What The NRA Doesn't Want You To Know

As Black Lives Matter protests continue across the nation, a new study is complicating the debate around police violence.

The study, which comes out of Harvard, took data from a number of police departments across the country and looked at how different groups of people are treated by law enforcement.

American Chicken... Produced in China?

Paola Casale is reporting at EconomyInCrisis.org that Chinese chicken is being labeled as “Product of America.”

Climate Denier Rubio Clueless on FL Toxic Algae



Former Republican presidential candidate and current U.S. Senator Marco Rubio recently weighed in on the toxic algal blooms that have caused a state of emergency in two counties in his home state of Florida.

Union Membership Falls, Top 10 Percent Get More Wealthy

According to The Economic Policy Institute - As union membership has taken a tumble - the top 10 percent have been getting more wealthy.

Union membership fell to 11.1 percent in 2014, where it remained in 2015.

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