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Group Leads Movement to Help Make Wealthiest Earners Pay More in Taxes

By at April 22, 2011 | 10:56 am | 10 Comments

Group Leads Movement to Help Make Wealthiest Earners Pay More in Taxes

A group of admirable Americans has formed an organization called United for a Fair Economy that hopes to change federal tax laws to increase taxes on the wealthiest Americans. The leaders of this organization are indeed “admirable” because they are willing to walk the talk. They are in the upper echelons of wage earners and are helping to lead the advocate to make people like themselves pay more in taxes.

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Land Deals Show Wall Street Bilking of Investors Goes on Unabated

By at March 7, 2011 | 1:34 pm | 2 Comments

Land Deals Show Wall Street Bilking of Investors Goes on Unabated

Wall Street is up to its old tricks selling garbage investments for big money, and as Rock The Capital’s Philip Gimson observes; investors keep falling for the same old bad deals packaged up as pieces of gold.

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A Souper Bowl that delivers more than Hype

By at February 6, 2011 | 9:08 am | 1,572 Comments

A Souper Bowl that delivers more than Hype

Rock The Capital’s Philip Gimson has been pondering the what ifs surrounding the Super Bowl. If we could only get a billion people just as excited about an alternative Bowl. As Gimson observed if just 1 percent of the money bet on the game went to feed the hungry that alone would amount to an estimated $100 million dollars worth of food.

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Story of Homeless Man with Golden Voice Teaches us how to Survive in Pennsylvania & across the Globe

By at January 17, 2011 | 10:17 am | 1,264 Comments

Story of Homeless Man with Golden Voice Teaches us how to Survive in Pennsylvania & across the Globe

Ted Williams,(not the great baseball player), but rather the homeless man with the golden voice. Williams was re-discovered a couple of weeks ago and as Rock The Capital’s Philip Gimson underscores — in Williams story — is a story of hope and survival/

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The Governor’s Final Snow Job: Will America’s Real Wuss Please Stand Up?

By at January 13, 2011 | 3:28 pm | 831 Comments

The Governor’s Final Snow Job: Will America’s Real Wuss Please Stand Up?

Rock The Capital’s Phil Gimson suits up and gets ready to play “wussification.” Gimson is standing midfield at Financial waiting for the kick-off as he takes on the toughest of America’s toughies.

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The shrinking middle class

By at January 3, 2011 | 10:42 am | 186 Comments

The shrinking middle class

The middle class is becoming a part of America’s great past. As Rock The Capital’s Phil Gimson illustrates the numbers firmly back-up what many have suspected.

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A Modern Economy steeped in Dickens’ Day

By at December 19, 2010 | 1:15 pm | 72 Comments

A Modern Economy steeped in Dickens’ Day

As America starts to look more like 19th century England with a small class of rich people, overwhelming numbers of poor or lower income people and a vanishing middle class, Rock the Capital’s economic/employment columnist has some suggestions for our grossly overinflated federal spending habit:

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Why Job Growth Remains Sluggish when Corporations are Recording Record Profits

By at December 12, 2010 | 12:00 pm | 242 Comments

Why Job Growth Remains Sluggish when Corporations are Recording Record Profits

How is that corporate America just reported all-time record quarterly profits and yet job growth continues to crawl?

The answer is not as mysterious as one may think. If you hear the opinions of most employers and small and mid-sized employer groups, the problem comes down to uncertainty.

Any reasonable employer is only willing to move forward with job expansion when there is a reasonably predictable view of what the future holds in terms of economic conditions, benefit costs and the predictability of likely changes in tax regulations and government incentives.

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