IMF Says Higher Taxes for Wealthy Good Idea. And These Billionaires Agree.

Posted at https://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/10/12/imf-says-higher-taxes-wealthy-good-idea-and-these-billionaires-agree Published on Thursday, October 12, 2017 by Common Dreams A more progressive tax code, says International Monetary Fund, would both significantly reduce inequality and help grow the economy By Jake Johnson, staff writer “Three decades of data … Continued

PA Groups Respond to New CFPB Payday Lending Rule

Please note quote by Rev. Sandy Strauss of the Council below. Vow to Remain Vigilant in Preserving PA’s Existing Protections Against Predatory Lending HARRISBURG – Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) issued federal regulations to protect borrowers from the … Continued

Support a Comprehensive Emergency Relief Package for Puerto Rico

From the Union of Concerned Scientists (http://www.ucsusa.org): Since Hurricane Maria hit, it has been appalling to see millions in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands in catastrophic distress: without power, and with rapidly dwindling supplies of water, food, and … Continued

Tell Congress: Pass Emergency Aid for Hurricane Maria Victims in Puerto and the US Virgin Islands

From Moms Rising (https://www.momsrising.org/): 143 hours. That’s how much time I spent without electricity after Hurricane Irma hit Central Florida. We had a generator and could run to the gas station whenever it needed gas, though. We also had cases … Continued

Thank or Spank PA Representatives for Vote Stripping CFPB Authority Over Payday Lenders

From Americans for Financial Reform (http://www.ourfinancialsecurity.org): The House of Representatives voted to strip the CFPB of all authority over payday lenders. The House Appropriations Bill includes language to eliminate the Consumer Bureau’s authority to enforce the law against payday lenders … Continued

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