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Michael Tanner: Piketty Gets It Wrong
To remedy this, he argues for a globally imposed wealth tax and a U.S. tax rate of 80 percent on incomes over $500,000 per year.
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Thu Apr 17, 2014
U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott says he's running hard, 'ready for whatever may happen'
U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott, D-Wash., hasn't faced a serious election race since the 1988 Democratic primary, has cruised to 13 terms in Congress and took 79.7 percent and 298,368 votes in winning a somewhat recast 7th District in 2012.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Edmonds 2010 Climate Change Action Plan: Where are we, four years later?
S ustainable Edmonds is hosting a presentation, "Climate Change in Edmonds: Reviewing our 2010 Edmonds Climate Action Plan Four Years Later" on Wednesday, April 30, from 6-9 p.m. at the Edmonds Senior Center, 220 Railroad Ave. Here's the background: In February 2010, the Edmonds Citizens Committee on the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement ... (more)
Tue Apr 15, 2014
U.S. Team's Meeting With BJP Leader Virtually Off
NEW DELHI: A meeting of a four-member U.S. Congressional delegation with a representative of BJP tomorrow has been virtually called off because of reservations of the party over interacting with two of its members as they had campaigned against giving visa to Narendra Modi.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Roll call for April 13
By a vote of 257 for and 159 against, the House on Wednesday failed to reach a two-thirds majority needed to pass a bipartisan bill that would exempt Americans abroad and foreigners working in the United States from the requirements of the Affordable Care Act.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
The Raw Story
Democratic Rep. Jim McDermott blasts Paul Ryan budget: It's really his 2016 campaign ad
Rep. Jim McDermott called Republican colleague Paul Ryan out on his proposed budget plan on the House floor on Wednesday, saying Ryan's much-ballyhooed proposal was really just his way of declaring himself a candidate for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Bipartisan ObamaCare fix fails in House
The House on Wednesday rejected bipartisan legislation to exempt expatriates' insurance plans from the 2010 healthcare law.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Treasury unsure if it has authority to delay ObamaCare individual mandate
A Treasury official testified Tuesday that the department never analyzed whether it has the legal authority to delay the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate because officials concluded ahead of time that such a delay would harm individuals.
Sun Apr 06, 2014
A Fair Map of Washington
After a visit to Washington over spring break, I wanted to try my best to draw a COI map of the state, which I don't believe I've seen drawn before.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
IRS to victims of S.R. 530 slide: Take time to file your taxes
The U.S. Internal Revenue Service announced that individuals and families impacted by the Snohomish County mudslide have until Oct. 15 to file their tax returns.
Thu Apr 03, 2014
House passes bill to change Obamacarea s workweek from 30 hours to 40
Eighteen House Democrats ignored President Obama's veto threat and helped Republicans pass a bill Thursday that rewrites the health care law to define full-time work as 40 hours per week - and not 30 - out of concern the current rules are forcing Americans to work fewer hours and earn less.
Wed Apr 02, 2014
Obama delivers major disaster declaration for slide victims
Samantha Valencia, center, hugs her son Felipe Valencia during services at Saint John Vianney Mission in Darrington.
As clock runs out on higher Medicaid rates, McDermott seeks solution
The Seattle Democrat drafted an amendment that he wants added to the budget that Rep. Paul Ryan , R-Wis., proposed this week.
Patients, Doctors Decry Huge Medicare Appeals Backlog
The federal Medicare program is facing a backlog of some 357,000 cases in its appellate process, leaving medical providers and doctors waiting years to be paid for their services.
Mon Mar 31, 2014
'Major disaster' designation sought for Snohomish County
President Obama should make a "major disaster" for slide-stricken Snohomish County, which would allow individuals to get assistance with housing, transportation, employment, counseling and legal services, Gov. Jay Inslee and five members of Washington's congressional delegation said in letters to the White House.
US Lawmakers Express Strong Support for AAPI's Legislative Agenda...
Physician Shortage, J-1 Visa Waiver Program, Immigration Reform, Permanent Fix to the Medicare SGR, Medical Liability Reform, Tuberculosis Prevention and Funding, and Support for the Nomination of Dr. Vivek H. Murthy as Surgeon General of the United States were part of the Legislative Agenda for 2014 discussed during the annual Legislative Day, ... (more)
Fri Mar 28, 2014
The Times Bulletin
House OKs bill to stop cut to Medicare docs
Legislation to give doctors a yearlong reprieve from a looming 24 percent cut in their payments from Medicare overcame turbulence in the House on Thursday and appears on track to clear the Senate next week, possibly just hours before a Monday midnight deadline.
State delegation's statement on expansion of federal aid for Oso mudslide response
Today, the federal delegation representing Snohomish County released the following statement after President Obama approved Washington Governor Jay Inslee's request to expand federal aid for response efforts related to Saturday's mudslide in Oso, Washington.
Thu Mar 27, 2014
House approves bill to stop cut to Medicare docs
The defining moment of a bizarre election season in the nation's capital wasn't provided by Mayor Vincent Gray or any of the seven Democrats trying to unseat him in next week's primary.
Albany Times Union
House finalizing bill to stop cut to Medicare docs
In this Sept. 15, 2013, file photo, the U.S. Capitol dome is silhouetted by the sunrise.