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Posted on November 30 at 7:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)
It's high time to return to the Clinton-era tax rates. From today's NYTimes:
"...most Americans in 2010 paid far less in total taxes — federal, state and local — than they would have paid 30 years ago. According to an analysis by The New York Times, the combination of all income taxes, sales taxes and property taxes took a smaller share of their income than it took from households with the same inflation-adjusted income in 1980.
"Households earning more than $200,000 benefited from the largest percentage declines in total taxation as a share of income. Middle-income households benefited, too. More than 85 percent of households with earnings above $25,000 paid less in total taxes than comparable households in 1980."
Posted on November 8 at 8:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Kudos to veterinary professional Heather McNamara for going the extra mile -- her initiative made ALL the difference!
Posted on August 21 at 8:22 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I second the reviewer. Food at Chez Mike is top notch!
Posted on June 29 at 3:12 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Our first-world country and its third-world healthcare system has taken a step forward. I am pleased with the Supreme Court decision.
Posted on May 15 at 7:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Having to "dress down" for teaching art, I appreciate every chance I get to dress up! I bemoan the lack of sartorial (love the word!) protocol in today's public culture. Let's bring back official uniforms and unofficial public dress codes! Let's bring back the gas station attendant's official jacket and hat (actually, let's bring back the gas station attendant!).
At St. Rose's commencement last weekend, everyone was decked out in academic regalia, a splendid medieval uniform if ever there was one! I felt wonderfully professorial in my black robe and "mortarboard" cap (with its tassel tickling my left cheek) watching my students march off to their future similarly attired. I might just have to trade in my work apron and teach painting in an academic robe (it would do double duty as a smock!).
From: Grown-up dress code
Posted on December 15 at 8:49 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Umm, Ms. Swanson is "complaining about capitalism?" Nowhere in her remarks is this supported. Certainly not in her criticism of the share-the-wealth socialist bailouts to mega banks.
And obviously unions, altthough they only represent 6.9% of private-sector workers (Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010), are responsible for the majority of outsourced jobs. Imagine that!
Fox News talking points. Silly, silly.
Posted on December 12 at 8:10 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I came across your blog after reading the article in the T.U. Thank you for your insight and ideas -- and for the important work you are doing. Looking forward to supporting and following your efforts.
From: Imagining a better city
Posted on November 3 at 8:41 a.m. (Suggest removal)
I agree with the Gazette's editorial and steveg.
Posted on October 22 at 8:53 a.m. (Suggest removal)
Thank you Mr. Strock for boiling it down to this:
"After a few hours I got the feeling that the everyone-is-equal atmosphere was itself the message. No need for a 10-point program or a list of non-negotiable demands. If you want to see what’s wrong with the world, look at us and see what’s right, was the idea."
I'm not sure why some people are so threatened by this -- evidenced by a few commenters here.
Viva the 99% for raising awareness of, as MDogsMom so aptly put it the plight of hardworking Americans who seem to be getting further behind with each generation:
"Many people work 2 or more low paying jobs to pay their bills and do not expect to be able to have free tuition, $20/hr jobs etc."
Posted on October 5 at 1:34 p.m. (Suggest removal)
Thank you Mr. Riggi for all you are doing.