So we haven’t fallen off the cliff, yet

Sorry it’s taken so long to weigh in on the fiscal cliff. I was too busy finding out how much my asparagus tax credit would be. Seriously though, it was tough to find out specifics about what most NYSUT members are interested in, namely how the federal legislation would affect funding for education and student […]

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Fight Back Friday: Fiscal cliff

Keep up the pressure. According to the latest polls, (here’s a link to Pew Research Poll and here’s a link to the NBC/Wall Street Journal poll)  three-quarters of Americans say they would accept raising taxes on the wealthy to avoid the cliff. Even among Republicans, some 61 percent say they would accept tax increases on high […]

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Strike out tax breaks for the rich

Out of central New York, here’s a great idea for some solidarity and physical activity. A variety of unions, (including NYSUT) senior advocates, veterans and community groups will sponsor free bowling at the Bowl Mor Lanes at 201 Highland Ave. in East Syracuse  from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m Tuesday. “We’re going to draw attention to […]

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Fight Back Friday: Back away from the fiscal cliff

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I can understand if you haven’t been paying attention to the fiscal cliff talks. In general, I find them maddening, like this article that has Republicans refusing to let the Bush tax cuts expire on the top 2 percent. But what’s even more maddening is sequestration, which happens before the fiscal cliff. Here’s a CBS […]

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Fight Back Friday

This lame-duck Congress has a huge opportunity to make a difference in our lives. They could say “no” to continuing the tax breaks for the richest 2 percent of Americans. Or they could let education and other programs serving children, working families, seniors and other vulnerable populations take the hit while the wealthy avoid doing […]

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