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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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A Jolt of Reality

By at April 19, 2011 | 11:47 am | 7 Comments

A Jolt of Reality

For the last month, there has been a misconception that I have a particular ax to grind with Penn State; nothing, in fact, could be farther from the truth. But there is a new reality

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Notes & Asides

By at April 11, 2011 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment

Notes & Asides

Victory, you ask? Well, I think so. Considering that it has been a dog’s age since the federal government actually spent less in real dollars than the year before – and the fact that these are real cuts in real discretionary spending – its hard not to see this as part of a larger pendulum shift toward lower spending.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at April 7, 2011 | 10:02 am | 1 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

In this Edition of Rock The Capital Minute, another day of finger pointing in Washington over a proposed spending plan, with a Friday deadline the possibility of a shutdown is becoming a distinct possibility. In Japan, bodies are decomposing and if they are not recovered soon authorities won’t have any way to identify the people, and In Pennsylvania accountability and ethics in the legislature making a comeback?

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at March 2, 2011 | 1:23 pm | 0 Comment

Rock The Capital Minute

In this edition of Rock The Capital minute — federal government looks to be steering clear of a shutdown at least for the next couple of weeks, a bill to kill mandatory sprinkler law is moving through Pennsylvania’s House, and U.S. Senator Bob Casey calls the EPA and DEP out for not testing water often enough in the Marcellus.

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Rock The Capital Minute

By at February 28, 2011 | 1:09 pm | 1 Comments

Rock The Capital Minute

Rock The Capital Minute for February 28– showdown in Washington, salaries for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s top employees, and the extra publicity goes to Gasland.

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Cheaper to give Nuclear Energy Away

By at February 22, 2011 | 12:26 pm | 174 Comments

Cheaper to give Nuclear Energy Away

A nonprofit group says the federal government should have just given away nuclear power. It would have cost taxpayers less money than to have subsidized the industry over the past 50 years.

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A not so Mellow Retirement even on a $300,000 yearly Pension

By at February 21, 2011 | 9:59 am | 5 Comments

A not so Mellow Retirement even on a $300,000 yearly Pension

Newly retired Pennsylvania Senator Robert Mellow is still batting a federal probe into his business dealings and more. A court recently ruled against Mellow in his attempt to unseal court documents.

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It’s Time to Legalize the Debate on the War on Drugs

By at February 17, 2011 | 9:58 am | 956 Comments

The war on drugs started in the early 1970’s and look what it has evolved into. Rock The Capital’s Eric Epstein argues that the time has come to have a full-out debate that could lead to legalizing one of America’s costliest battles.

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Dazed and not so Confused about President Obama’s 2012 Budget

By at February 15, 2011 | 2:00 pm | 0 Comment

Dazed and not so Confused about President Obama’s 2012 Budget

Rock The Capital’s Scott Paterno has been thumbing through President Obama’s budget, and it has left Paterno gasping for air. Paterno says the numbers won’t add up to a hill of beans when the deficit is factored in.

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