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Curb Oil Speculation Act (#COSA)

Ban Margin Trading in Oil

/ 86% Economysponsored by aGREATER.US

Free markets are great. Free markets on steroids—not so much. Momentum trading in stocks is all the rage. Instead of buying low when everyone is scared, and selling high when everyone is greedy, the game plan now is...view entire bill

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Lump & Jump Act

An optional payment method for Unemployment Insurance

/ 86% Jobssponsored by aGREATER.US

Bill Cimbrelo is an independent candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. On Sunday, March 04, 2012, @Bill_Cimbrelo said: Lost your job? You should have options regarding your employment insurance. Checkout my idea...view entire bill

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Tax Wealth Not Income Act

Income Inequity Imperils the Economy

/ 85% Tax Reformsponsored by aGREATER.US

This is from an Op-Ed by Daniel Altman, an adjunct associate professor of economics at the New York University...view entire bill

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Equal Justice for DC & the Territories

Electoral and Tax Reform for 4 Million U.S. Citizens

/ 84% Governmentsponsored by David Itkin

The citizens of the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the other U.S Territories’ have no voting representation in Congress. Local governments elected by the citizens of the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico...view entire bill

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The Economic Patriot Act of America

Economic Patriotism enhances American economy-FAST

/ 80% Economysponsored by Conservative Party USA

Americans must adopt a common-sense policy that encourages Americans to understand the high cost of cheap imports versus the long-term value of “Buying American”. No single shift in domestic economic...view entire bill

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Homeowners' Jubilee Act

Can’t refinance your house? We can change that.

/ 77% Commerce (Growth)sponsored by aGREATER.US

Interest rates are at historic lows. If you could refinance your home you'd have thousands of dollars of disposable income to spend on education, feathering your nest, a new car, vacations, or paying down debt. But your...view entire bill

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Sin-Tax Wall Street Cyborg Traders

But wealth creation is good!

/ 77% Deficit (Taxes) sponsored by aGREATER.US

You’ve probably seen the bumper sticker “No Farms, No Food,” recent attacks on Wall Street, while many aspects are certainly valid, might suggests a bumper sticker, “No Risk, No Jobs” which is the same as “No...view entire bill

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Systemically Eliminate Unemployment

“Many hands maketh work short.”

/ 76% Jobssponsored by Jerry Wilson

Albert Einstein suggested we employ 9th grade Algebra to resolve the unemployment problem. If unemployment is X simply shorten the workweek X & raise the minimum wage X. The formerly unemployed are pulled back into...view entire bill

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Zero Inflation Tax Policy

Why do we have a recession every 8 to 10 years?

/ 75% Tax Reformsponsored by Committee For Economic Reform and A Better Economic Future

The Zero Inflation Taxation Policy will make our economy more productive and more efficient in preventing poverty. It will help lower the amount of taxes needed to support social programs. It maintains demand more...view entire bill

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The US can't afford Free Trade

Free trade equals exporting jobs.

/ 73% Economysponsored by brokeneconomy org

What has free trade done for the US? It has allowed the most affluent to move manufacturing to places where they do not need to pay minimum wage rate for labor. Where an oversea worker may be satisfied with $5.00 a day...view entire bill

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CEO (Cap Executives' Outrageous) Pay Act

To 50 times that of the lowest paid full timer

/ 73% Equalitysponsored by aGREATER.US

If the lowest paid full time employee in a publicly traded corporation makes $20,000 a year then the CEO pay would be limited to $1,00,000 per year. If the lowest paid staffer is raised to $30,000 then the CEO can be...view entire bill

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Fair Tax Act (FairTax)

Repeals individual tax; implements national sales tax

/ 70% Tax Reformsponsored by Wayne A Wooldridge

This Act, called the “Fair Tax Act” (a.k.a. "FairTax"), repeals all income taxes and payroll taxes, specifically: • The individual income tax (including capital gains taxes and the alternative minimum tax). • All...view entire bill

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The Startup Act

From the Kauffman Foundation Website

/ 67% Economysponsored by aGREATER.US

… The "Startup Act" proposal was unveiled at the National Press Club in Washington by Kauffman President and CEO Carl Schramm and Vice President of Research and Policy Robert Litan. "With a recent Kauffman study...view entire bill

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Good Jobs Bill

From Paul Osterman’s book Good Jobs America

/ 67% Jobssponsored by aGREATER.US

The point of this bill, and the book, is that we not only need more jobs but we also need better paying jobs. The book was co-authored with the late Beth Shulman. This summary was taken from Peter Dizikes, MIT News...view entire bill

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Make the Economy Work for Public Good!

The people, not banks, should direct the economy.

/ 66% Economysponsored by Marc Antonio

Under today's monetary system (since 1913) banks create the national money supply when they make loans. As a result, in deciding where to make these loans, the banks decide what our country does. If banks make more...view entire bill

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CEO Compensation Corp. Tax Adjustment

Equitable compensation has its rewards.

/ 62% Corporate Taxessponsored by Roger Wilcox

CEO pay has increased dramatically over the past thirty years. In the early 1980's, the average CEO earned 42 times that of the average employee. Today, depending on the timeframe of the study, CEO's "now" earn 280 to...view entire bill

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The Living-Wages Tax-Allowance Bill

Eliminating or reducing income tax for 99% of workers.

/ 60% Tax Reformsponsored by Living Wages Tax Allowance Organization

The Living-Wages-Tax-Allowance bill is a grassroots initiative to boost the economy by cutting your income tax. Under this bill, 99% of U.S. workers will pay fewer taxes. 67%, 95 Million workers, will pay no income taxes...view entire bill

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Income Tax Reform and Simplification Act

to revive the economy and make it more fair

/ 53% Tax Reformsponsored by Individual

The following bill is part of a comprehensive economic plan detailed in the book “Resuscitating America – An Independent Voter’s Guide to Restoring the American Dream.” The plan and all quotes...view entire bill

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Herman Cain's 999 Tax Plan

taken from the HermanCain.com by aGREATER.US

/ 25% Deficit (Taxes) sponsored by aGREATER.US

9% Business Flat Tax Gross income less all purchases from other U.S. located businesses, all capital investment, and net exports. Empowerment Zones will offer deductions for the payroll of those employed in the zone ...view entire bill