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Ben & Jerry: We don't need this stupid tax cut
Good grief, Congress. Are you really going to give another tax break to those of us who need it least? Yes, we're witty and created a successful global brand. Yes, we're handsome and in demand for selfie shots in malls and village squares around the country. And yes, we're wealthy, thanks to the go

Big Winners and Big Losers in the House and Senate Republican Budgets
"A budget is a moral document; it talks about where your values are." - Representative Rob Woodall (R-GA) discussing the House Budget Committee's FY2016 Proposal "There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children." - President Nelson Mande

Vermont VA beating national averages on wait times
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - The White River Junction VA Medical Center has hired about 40 people over the last several months to help improve care at the main facility and at five community clinics in Vermont and two in New Hampshire. The money to make those hires came from a federal appropriation passe

A loophole in immigration law is costing thousands of American jobs
Imagine getting a layoff notice, then being ordered to train your replacement. That's what has happened to hundreds of information technology employees at Southern California Edison. Since last summer, Edison, which serves nearly 14 million customers, has been firing its domestic IT workers and rep

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