Tag Archive: money

Apr 12

Rigging the electoral system for the rich

A poll conducted late last year found that more than seven in ten voters think our election system is “biased in favor of the candidate with the most money.” While nothing about this number is surprising — except, perhaps, that it’s not even higher — it does reveal the depth of cynicism characterizing Americans’ perceptions …

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Mar 12

Can someone please cancel this pity party for the rich?: Billionaire Tom Perkins wants you to feel the pain of those poor 1-percenters.

The über rich are full of ideas. Not ideas to help humanity, unfortunately. They’ve thought up new ways to help themselves grab more money and power at our expense. Take Tom Perkins. He’s one of a growing number of the put-upon rich — billionaires who grabbed a fabulous fortune by hook or crook but now …

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Mar 10

Scholarship offered to Texas students

Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) Don’t mess with Texas program are encouraging high school students across the state to share their litter prevention accomplishments. In an effort to promote positive litter habits among young Texans, the organizations partnered to announce the 11th annual Don’t mess with Texas Scholarship contest. The …

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Mar 05

Buying more than a piece of the rock

One thing about the tea party Republicans in Congress is that they do know who butters their biscuits. Several have recently rushed forward with an anguished plea in defense of Wall Street barons, CEOs, and billionaires: Stop the vilification of wealthy people! I’m concerned about those poor rich people too. Especially the very richest. Did …

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Feb 04

Financial Freedom Course slated

Starting on Sunday afternoon, February 16th, I will teach the eight-week “Financial Freedom Course” at the Full Gospel Holy Temple Church located at 331 E. Pittman St in Longview.  The time of the class is from 5:30-7:30 P.M. each Sunday.  A nursery will be provided.  The cost of the course is $20 per family for …

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Jan 30

Mayor endorses Fish

In an unprecedented move, Jay Dean, Mayor of Longview has endorsed Kimberly Fish for Commissioner Precinct 2.    The endorsement  came on a biting, cold east Texas morning in front of the Gregg County Courthouse with several of Fish supporters watching.    Without mincing words, Dean said, “Kimberly is very passionate about the spirit of …

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Jan 15

Higher Hopes for Hemp

  Take a moment and look around you. Look up. The sky hasn’t fallen, has it? People in Colorado are buying marijuana — legally — and civilization hasn’t come crashing to its knees. At this point, we’ve all seen TV journalists reporting from Colorado dispensaries, noting long lines around the block and shop owners worried …

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Jan 12

Retirement plan limits unchanged

Anyone who’s bought groceries, filled their gas tank or paid insurance premiums recently would probably be surprised to learn that, according to Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index for Urban Consumers (CPI-U), the rate of inflation is relatively flat – only 1.2 percent from September 2012 to September 2013. That’s bad news for people who …

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