Daily Archives: December 5, 2017

Careful backpedaling on estate tax, Senator

Contrast Senator Grassley’s current statements with his 2005 thought that “it’s a little unseemly” to suggest repealing the estate tax “at a time when people are suffering.” The tax bill promises suffering. One of the problems with backpedaling is if … Continue reading

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Labor History

Labor Quote of the Day: AFL-CIO President John Sweeney, who welcomed the collapse of World Trade Organization talks in Seattle on this date in 1999, declaring, “No deal is better than a bad deal.” December 06 African-American delegates meet in Washington, … Continue reading

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IAMAW Machinist Local 1010 Christmas Party

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IAMAW Machinist Local 1010 Christmas Party at the Machinist Hall in Middletown, Iowa on Sunday, December 4, 2017. Christmas Cookie decorating and Christmas Coloring, Christmas Goodie Sacks, and photographs with dear Ol’ Santa Claus, and photo’s with Christmas Props were … Continue reading

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What happened in Congress last week was shameful, but the fight is not over yet.

At 1:30 AM Saturday, after less than 2 weeks of consideration and debate, 51 Senate Republicans voted to give whopping tax cuts to the wealthiest individuals and corporations. Their plan will cause the deficit to explode and trigger $25 billion in cuts … Continue reading

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