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No on Issue Two 8/29/11

We need to talk to our friends and neighbors to make sure they vote no on Issue 2. Some may just remember SB5 and be looking for an Issue 5. It’s simple: No on Issue Two. There is going to be a lot of money spent on TV ads trying to get a yes vote and we need to counter their lies. Lie One: SB5 just gives local officials more flexibility. Answer: In fact it takes power away from local officials. Under SB5 they are limited in what they can offer in health insurance and retirement. In the past public employees were offered better insurance and retirement if they would accept lower salaries.

S&P Downgrade 8/26/11

On August 6th I sent my thoughts on the Standard & Poor's downgrade of America's credit rating to the editor to The Lima News. They apparently couldn't find room for it, so I thought I would share it with you. Why did Standard & Poor’s downgrade the debt rating of the United States? In their release they say: “Compared with previous projections, our revised base case scenario now assumes that the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts, due to expire by the end of 2012, remain in place.

No to Senate Bill 5

A Perfect Storm That Threatens American Democracy

By Robert Reich (Former Secretary of Labor under President Clinton) It's a perfect storm. And I'm not talking about the impending dangers facing Democrats. I'm talking about the dangers facing our democracy. First, income in America is now more concentrated in fewer hands than it's been in 80 years.


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