Congress should do the responsible thing and let tax cuts for high earners expire at the end of this year. As someone who has benefited from these tax cuts, I believe we must restore balance to a federal tax system that has been tilted in favor of the wealthiest 5 percent for a generation.
What a tumultuous year it’s been – a year of record weather disasters and environmental damage caused by our drive to extract more and more fossil fuels from the Earth.
Disasters from climate change are becoming more frequent and more severe – consider this year alone, with the devastating flooding in Pakistan, the Russian heat wave, an incredible ice chunk calving off of Greenland – and New York’s hottest summer on record.
I encourage you to vote for real change. It has been 20 years of the same team and 40 years of the same party – 2010 is Rahway’s year for change.
New Jersey Republican Gov. Chris Christie proposed cutting the state’s top income rate by one third as he forces municipalities and schools to come up with larger contributions for public employee pensions and slashes state aid to those same jurisdiction, both prescriptions for higher property taxes.
While homework and learning difficulties cause worry for many parents, a child’s struggles “on the playground” can be just as concerning. Some children have no problem getting along with their peers and seem comfortable in new situations or leadership roles, but for others, navigating the social scene is not so easy.
As individuals, Americans are generous, often donating in response to crises abroad even while struggling to make ends meet at home. We tend to assume that our government’s foreign aid is similarly altruistic. But is it?
A few days ago, I received an email from the daughter of our congresswoman—a mass email, of course. She explained that because of healthcare reform, which her mother supported, she no longer had to pay a $25 copayment for each prenatal appointment.
Domestic violence affects two million women in the US each year. It affects women from all social, racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds.
Many bad ideas go under the rubric “Keynesian economics,” but perhaps the worst is that government spending — no matter what kind — can genuinely stimulate of an economy and increase the general welfare.