Category Archives: Economic Justice

Wondering what sequestration might look like? Look at SD Reservations

The clock is ticking. Washington lawmakers have until March 1, this very Friday, to strike a budget deal and avoid “sequestration,” that is, massive, automatic spending cuts to both the military and vital social programs: The White House continued laying … Continue reading

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Guest post: REMINDER: Medicaid bill up for Friday vote!

You may be aware that a week ago last Monday, the House State Affairs Committee in the South Dakota Legislature defeated, on a 9-2 vote, HB1244. This bill would have disallowed the State of South Dakota from participating in the … Continue reading

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Guest post: Expand Medicaid, Support HB1205

[Note: for more info on the proposed Medicaid expansion, see our earlier post on this issue.] There is an article in today’s Argus Leader about the shortfall in pay to nursing homes by the State of SD for Medicaid patients. … Continue reading

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WSJ bemoans wealthy’s taxation plight

The Wall Street Journal published an article yesterday outlining the federal income tax increases (or lack thereof, depending on your situation) that Americans would have to pay under the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA). The article itself is a veritable … Continue reading

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Wages stagnate while prosperity soars – or, why Marxism ain’t dead yet

Yesterday I wrote on how economic injustice actually hurts the 1 Percent. Now it’s time to remember how it hurts the rest of us 99 Percent. Some sobering, unfortunately unsurprising news from the New York Times this past weekend on … Continue reading

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Does inequality hurt the rich too?

Rodney Gist, a retired Methodist pastor in Sioux Falls and longtime member of the South Dakota Peace & Justice Center, published a great piece in the Argus Leader this past weekend, on the relationship (or lack thereof) he’s observed between … Continue reading

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SD lawmakers: expand Medicaid!

As the 2013 South Dakota legislature opens, state Democrats are calling on Governor Dennis Dauagaard to speedily adopt the federal government’s offer to effectively pay for a Medicaid expansion that would insure as many as 48,000 additional South Dakotans: South … Continue reading

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