Tag Archive: Congress

Lower tax rates with that latte?

Baristas in DC were compelled to write slogans on customers' cups.

By Nathan Jackson Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz is leading a charge of merry CEOs to Washington DC, mocha in hand, to say to our elected leaders, “Hey Congress! Cut more social services and give us rich guys more money.” They have a more subtle way of saying it, but that’s the primary message of the…

Unemployment down, but not out.

Unemployed workers fighting for good jobs.

by Nate Jackson The latest report put out by the Department of Labor showed that 200,000 new jobs were created in the month of December. This was better than expected, but we still have over 5 million people who have been unemployed for over 27 weeks, the named “long term unemployed.” This is unacceptable and…

Kemper Freeman: The Grinch Who Stole Congress

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by Nate Jackson What do you call a man who snatches away the things that bring us joy? The Grinch. Monday morning a group of 99%ers gave a wake up call to a 1% local area “Grinch” named Kemper Freeman. Freeman is a Bellevue real estate mogul who throws around money to political campaigns and…