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US Rep Paul Ryan

Forced Trade

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.24.2016 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Senators who voted last week to Fast Track ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) call it a free trade deal, but really, it’s forced trade imposed on protesting American workers who have endured its damaging effects for decades.

Titanic Tax Shirking by Those in First Class

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.16.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

The 99 percent must insist Congress pass the Buffet Rule. They must render tax shirking by those in first class as unacceptable as driving with a pet dog strapped to the car roof. The survival-of-the-richest attitude is bad for the country and antithetical to democracy.

GOP: Killing Vulnerable Americans With Kindness - Literally

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

As a favor to struggling Americans, Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a federal budget last week ravaging programs for the poor, elderly, disabled, young, veterans, jobless, students and other vulnerable people. Ryan did it, he said, because these programs are demeaning.