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Karl Nerenberg | The Trudeau government has done what the Harper Conservatives said couldn't be done. It has negotiated a deal with the provinces to raise CPP contributions and enrich pension payouts.
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Karl Nerenberg | Stephen Harper has long been against any expansion of the mandatory CPP/QPP system. Until a few days ago he even opposed allowing increased voluntary contributions. But now there's an election coming.
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Kendra Milne | Aside from stark omissions, there are serious problems with the issues that are covered in the plan. We can do better.
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Seth Klein | Day 2, and I've already bent the rules. The battle against the cold is not going well, so I'm taking some cold medicine and drinking tea (which was not in my budget).
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Lindsey Beyerstein | The latest contrived showdown between Congressional Republicans and the White House is over what concessions the GOP will demand in order to increase the federal debt ceiling.
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Lindsay Beyerstein | Tonight, U.S. President Barack Obama will deliver his State of the Union address. A major theme of the speech will be jobs and the economy.
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Lindsay Beyerstein | Congressional Republicans and the White House struck an agreement in principle on Monday night to extend all the Bush tax cuts for two more years in exchange for extending unemployment benefits...
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Lindsay Beyerstein | The co-chairs of the deficit commission issued a preliminary presentation two weeks ago that favored tax breaks for the wealthy and left open the possibility of deep cuts to Social Security etc...
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Lindsay Beyerstein | Election Day is finally here, and control of the House and the Senate hangs in the balance. The differences between parties could not be more stark...
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Zach Carter | Arguments for cutting Social Security aren't really about economics or the deficit. They're all about waging war on social services.
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Amanda Anderson | Want to make money quickly, but don't want ethics to get in the way? Big banks are outsourcing their foreclosure duties to fraudulent law firms, known as foreclosure mills, and getting away with it.
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Zach Carter | Two critical Wall Street reforms, once declared dead by U.S. megabanks, are suddenly close to Congressional approval.