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Jonathan Kantrowitz

Repeal of the federal estate tax would reduce revenues by $269 billion over the next decade & worsen inequality

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Source: Off the Charts Blog | Center on Budget and Policy Priorities House Republicans are expected to bring their proposal to repeal the federal estate tax to a vote in the week of April 13. Repeal would reduce revenues by $269 billion over the next decade and worsen inequality because it would benefit only a […] [Read More]
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Earned Income Tax Credit bolsters recipients’ self-respect while helping them financially

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Source: AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), a $65 billion federal tax-relief program for poor, working families has been expanded dramatically during the past 25 years, while cash welfare has been sharply curtailed. Reporting in the April issue of the American Sociological Review, Jennifer Sykes and colleagues find the tax-credit program seems […] [Read More]
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Howard Gardner for Mayor of Bridgeport

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Howard Gardner has the education, financial knowledge, business acumen, corporate experience, people skills and innate leadership ability to lead the City of Bridgeport to a brighter future. Background Mr. Gardner was born in Jamaica, West Indies. He came to the City at a young age and has resided here for the last 52 years. He […] [Read More]
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Researchers see significant reduction in fatal car crashes after increase in alcohol taxes

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Source: UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA Increasing state alcohol taxes could prevent thousands of deaths a year from car crashes, say University of Florida Health researchers, who found alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes decreased after taxes on beer, wine and spirits went up in Illinois. A team of UF Health researchers discovered that fatal alcohol-related car crashes in […] [Read More]
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Fairfield County Restaurants

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I have updated my comprehensive restaurant listings and links (perfect for bookmarking) for: Stamford Restaurants Norwalk Restaurants Westport Restaurants Fairfield Restaurants Newtown Restaurants Fairfield County Restaurants for Sale/Lease For all other towns in Fairfield County go here. [Read More]
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My Latest Art Posts

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Please click on links for more information and all the great images CHRISTIE’S TO OFFER PICASSO’S ICONIC MASTERPIECE OF THE 1950s: Les Femmes d’Alger (Version “O” Jonathan Kantrowitz at Art History News – 2 hours ago *THE FINAL AND UNDISPUTABLE CULMINATION OF THE FAMOUS FEMMES D’ALGER SERIES* *PREVIOUSLY IN THE COLLECTION OF VICTOR AND SALLY […] [Read More]
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Latest Health Research

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Health Benefits of Beets Jonathan Kantrowitz at Health News Report – 1 hour ago *Beetroot beneficial for athletes and heart failure patients, research finds* Football teams are claiming it improves their athletic performance, and according to new research from Kansas State University, it also benefits heart failure patients. The special ingredient: beetroot. Recently, the Auburn […] [Read More]
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Rally In Bridgeport Vs. Fast Track and the Transpacific Partnership Agreement

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Source: Mary Levine, MoveOn.Org 211 State Street, Bridgeport Friday, March 27, 11 a.m. Only a handful of House Democrats haven’t yet made a public commitment to oppose any Fast Track bill that comes along. Unfortunately, Rep. Himes is one of those few. Join activists all over the country in National “Drop In & Hang Out” […] [Read More]
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