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Activists gathered at the Eugene downtown post office on Tax Day April 15 “to challenge militarism and to call for the re-ordering of federal spending from supporting war to meeting human and environmental needs,” says Penny Poll organizer Michael Carrigan of Community Alliance of Lane County (CALC).
People were provided the opportunity to voice how they would spend their tax dollars when they took part in the annual Penny Poll. Participants were handed 10 pennies that they deposited in jars representing a five-category breakdown of the federal budget. A counting of pennies indicate 54 percent support for human resources, 24 percent for physical resources, 12 percent for general government, 3 percent for military and 7 percent for paying down the federal debt.
“The results are similar to past years,” Carrigan says. “If Eugene residents ran the federal government, things would be significantly different — their tax dollars would be funding social and environmental programs and not endless war.”
Just heard folk icon Richie Havens died this morning, April 22, of a heart attack. He was 72. He retired from the concert circuit three years ago after a long career that began as the opening performance at Woodstock. A public memorial will be planned for sometime later. RIP.
The watchdog group Think Progress is reporting that the highly profitable Regal Entertainment Group, which includes Regal Cinemas, is cutting non-salaried shift workers to 30 hours a week to avoid mandatory health insurance under Obamacare next year. See http://thinkprogress.org/health/2013/04/17/1878481/regal-theater-obamaca...
Oregon statesman Lynn Lundquist died today.
Fast forward to get to the actual lecture.
Wish we could be there...
More amazing music from the guy who came here from some other planet.
From Willmaette Week: