Keeping retirement real. My grandmother Esther wasn’t from Norway. She was an “Emma.”

  Esther Wainer and Emma Lazarus. In the wake of Donald Trump’s shithole remark there once again is attention to Emma Lazarus’ poem on the base of the Statue of Liberty. Emma Lazarus was not herself an immigrant. But her name and poem will always be connected to the welcoming of immigrants, a counter balance to […]

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Keeping retirement weird. They don’t want to just end our defined benefit. They’re going after the defined contribution too. Shameless thieves.

It doesn’t come as shocking news that the Republicans and Trump have plans to change the tax rules in order to benefit the wealthy. It is ironic that those of us who fight for economic justice are attacked for advocating government enforced wealth redistribution. The plan now being discussed in Congress does that in spades. […]

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Keeping retirement weird. Our talk with Senator Daniel Biss. “Stop doing this!”

Yesterday, Senator Daniel Biss came on our Hitting Left with the Klonsky Brothers radio show and podcast. On the issue of his role as a leading advocate for pension theft and the unconstitutional bill he got passed in the Illinois legislature to do that, he repeated his “I made a mistake.” As mistakes go, it […]

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