THE UNIVERSAL ECONOMY UNIT XV: THE CRITICAL NEED FOR WAGE EARNING AMERICANS TO UNDERSTAND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT “DEFICIT”

It was the same fairytale spouted by President Ronald Reagan when he sold us the con-job of “trickle down” economics - - - “cutting taxes for the rich and corporations will lead to an economic boom, government revenue will increase, and everyone will live happily ever after.” Unfortunately, fairytales aren’t true and when congress once again cut taxes for the rich at the end of 2017, the result was the same as it has always been (and what the politicians voting for it know full well it will be). It Grew the Federal Government Deficit.But when it comes to ...

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Harvard-Trained Toxicologist, Stephen Lester, Critiques State DHS Dioxin Assessment of Riverside Park & Thomas St. Neighborhood

Letter from Toxicologist, Stephen Lester
VIEW MORE INFORMATION ON THE CITIZENS FOR A CLEAN WAUSAU GROUP'S WEBSITE, CLEANWAUSAU.COMINFORMATION ON STEPHEN LESTERBiographical Source Information Courtesy of CHEJ• Master of Science degree in Toxicology from Harvard University• Second Master of Science degree in Environmental Health from New York University (NYU)• Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from American University• Mr. Lester has served on numerous scientific advisory and peer review committees including those of the Natural Resource Council of the National Academy of Sciences, the ...

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Santa Claus and the Grinch

The annual Federal Government “deficit,” is the difference between the money Congress orders the US Treasury to create out of nowhere to spend into the economy and the money the US Internal Revenue Service removes from the economy through taxes. The Federal Government must operate in a “deficit” or there will be no money circulating in the economy to conduct private business. The “deficit” is a number on the Treasury’s computer screen. Nothing more.Since 2016 the Republican Party has been in full control of our federal government. They own the Presidency ...

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Prisons for Profit???

Hey, young Americans, here’s what you should do.Have mom and dad invest for you.Put money into “privatized prisons.”That should doIt will keep you in good income,For your whole life through.You can thank those old white suits in WashingtonAnd those misinformed who cast their votes,With conservative federal judges across the land,Who needs the Ku Klux Klan?If you invest in these “human warehouses,” you will seeGenerations of wealth built on the backs of those put into slavery.No matter their color or any shade,...

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Canada Adopts Carbon Fee & Dividend

By Citizen Climate LobbyCarbon fee and dividend, the solution to tackle climate change proposed by Citizens’ Climate Lobby, has emerged as the default policy in Canada to price carbon and reduce the greenhouse gas emissions contributing to global warming.Beginning in 2019, Canada’s federal policy will put a rising fee on carbon emissions and return the revenue directly to Canadians. The federal policy is a backstop to cover the four provinces that have not initiated their own carbon-pricing policies. Nearly half of Canadians live in these provinces.“For ...

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VOTE NOVEMBER 6TH

Vote Tuesday, November 6, in this very important election. You can vote early. Check with your local municipal clerk’s office. Remember to bring your voter ID. You can use your driver’s license or your passport.If you need a voter ID, you can get one free at your local DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles). In Wisconsin, you have the right to leave work to vote. You must tell your employer at least a day in advance. You can take up to 3 hours of unpaid time off.Your employer can set the time for you to leave work. Remember, it is the law in Wisconsin ...

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Wisconsin’s Other Choices

Electing a governor or president gets a lot of press attention. Voters have plenty of opportunity to learn about these candidates. But in a federal system of government, like ours, other state and local offices are also important. Too often these “down ballot” candidates don't get the attention they deserve. Often people going to the polls don't even know who is running for these offices. They don't know the qualifications, political philosophy, or agenda of these candidates. They don't know what difference one candidate or the other might make. In short, they can't ...

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Think Outside the Oil Barrel

Many of the world's best scientists just released their latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, their thrust? To continue to rely on fossil fuels is to invite incalculable disaster. Considering the reputation past IPCC reports have earned as much too conservative this one is so alarming then that we ought to rush out with arms opened wide to embrace renewable energy and other sustainable technologies like electric cars.We should exuberantly grow our own food, gladly reduce the amount of meat in our diets and when possible buy locally sourced ...

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Nine Communities Vote on Big Money in Politics

Nine Communities will vote to reclaim democracy from moneyed interests.On Tuesday, November 6th, Wisconsin residents in nine communities will vote on whether to amend the U.S. Constitution to clarify that only humans should have constitutional rights and that money is not the same as speech and political spending can be limited to allow all Americans to participate in the democratic process.Voters will cast ballots in Jackson, Sauk and Wood counties, the villages of Readstown, Westfield and Weston, and the towns of Kickapoo, Rib Mountain and Vermont.If all vote ...

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More Wisconsin Choices November 6th

This article is for voters of northwest Wisconsin and continues our look at the other candidates on the November 6th ballot.Wisconsin Assembly Democrat Nick Milroy is the incumbent in the 73rd Assembly district (most of Douglas County). He has been elected to three terms and is unopposed in this election. Nick has been a biology teacher and has worked as a biologist for state, federal, and tribal agencies. Nick is a strong advocate for people and the environment.Beth Meyers is the Democratic, two term incumbent representative for Assembly district 74 (Bayfield, ...

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