Brave New Foundation reports: “From 2009 to 2011, 70 percent of retiring three- and four-star generals and admirals left the Pentagon to cash in off jobs with contractors and consulting firms, using their knowledge of the Pentagon and Capitol Hill to reap their own immense profits from public coffers.” Read the report Strategic Maneuvers.
The Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy report Who Pays? A distributional analysis of the tax systems in all 50 states shows just how regressive the tax system is, both nationally and, especially, in Washington State. In 2007 the richest 1% of Washingtonians paid about 3% of their income in state and local taxes, while […]
We’re all aware that U.S. healthcare outcomes are still lagging way behind those of other countries, even though we’re spending twice as much. Several states are now grappling with making healthcare a human right – a public good, not-for-profit. Here in WA State, a coalition of organizations has come together determined to get this done. […]
2013 March Analysis of ERFC Revenue Forecast David Spring M. Ed. March 20, 2013 email@example.com The ERFC has released their March 2013 Revenue Update so it is time once again for an analysis of their forecast. As a reminder, past ERFC forecasts have over-estimated revenue and under-estimated expenditures by billions of dollars. A healthy skepticism […]