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    Financial Transactions Tax Is Back - Again

    Two Members of Congress are reportedly trying again to impose an excise tax on certain financial transactions—i.e., the “Robin Hood tax.” A financial transactions tax can take several forms, but the version proposed by Senator Tom Harkin (D–IA) and Representative Peter DeFazio (D–OR) in the last Congress would have charged … More

    Celebrate Manufacturing Workers, Too!

    If Congressman Peter Defazio (D–OR), sponsor of the End the Trade Deficit Act, had grown up in Kansas instead of Massachusetts, he might have learned a valuable lesson from an association called the Kansas Agri-Women. In 1978, this group started placing billboards across the state proclaiming, “One Kansas farmer feeds … More