Hovering on a cliff

By:  Diane Benjamin Source:  http://www.cityblm.org/Home/ShowDocument?id=14181 The 2017 year ended for the City of Bloomington last April 30th.  We are most likely MONTHS away from seeing real financial statements, late is what governments do and the private sector would never tolerate. I did find a glimpse into what they will say – see the link above. […]

Workers making $30,000 will take a bigger hit on their pay than those earning $500,000 under new fiscal deal

Editor’s note: Getting accurate news takes getting it from another country.  Don’t miss the comments. Middle-class workers will take a bigger hit to their income proportionately than those earning between $200,000 and $500,000 under the new fiscal cliff deal, according to the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center. Earners in the latter group will pay an average […]

The Truth About The Fiscal Cliff In Simple Terms

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 05:50 PM PST NoisyRoom By: AJ FISCAL CLIFF, OH NOES!! Many either don’t know what the “fiscal cliff” is, or believe this problem is something that it’s not. Although America ’s economic crisis is not rocket science, the media and politicians have done a good job of keeping the truth hidden so […]

Purged conservative reps: Boehner planning to ‘run over’ conservatives, vote for tax hike

Conservative Republican Reps. Tim Huelskamp of Kansas and Justin Amash of Michigan hit back at Republican leadership on Tuesday, following their Monday removal from prominent committees, calling the move “petty” and “vindictive,” and accusing Speaker of the House John Boehner and his deputies of silencing independent conservative voices in preparation to steamroll a tax hike […]

Facts about the fiscal cliff

Total receipts to the Federal Government for 2013 are estimated at $2.9 Trillion – the highest in history. (1) Estimated 2013 deficit: $1 Trillion based on current tax rates (2) Estimated 2013 deficit if we do “go over the fiscal cliff” based on required spending cuts and tax increases:  $641 billion (3) Obama’s offer:  $1.6 Trillion in […]

Fiscal cliff update – John Boehner

No way there will be a deal.  (unless GOP caves)     November 29, 2012 Mrs. Diane Benjamin Dear Mrs. Benjamin:   Thank you for contacting me about the so-called fiscal cliff, the combination of automatic defense cuts and tax rate increases that’s just weeks away from taking effect. The fiscal cliff threatens our economy […]

Comparing Kinzinger and Walsh – Update

Comparison of 2 Republicans elected to the House in 2010: http://www.legistorm.com/salaries.html Rep. Joe Walsh (-Illinois, 8th) – Staff Salary Data Total Salary Expenditures 01/01/2012 – 03/31/2012 | $176,792 2012 $176,792 10/01/2011 – 12/31/2011 | $225,076 07/01/2011 – 09/30/2011 | $154,520 04/01/2011 – 06/30/2011 | $158,866 01/01/2011 – 03/31/2011 | $98,900 2011 $637,362 Rep. Adam Kinzinger […]