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You pay taxes — why doesn’t General Electric?

By Frank Clemente Courtesy of the American Forum |

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  • Opinion

    Letting corporations skate on taxes undermines life on Main Street

    Courtesy of the American Forum The Great Recession “officially” ended almost five years ago, but looking at many communities across the country, you wouldn’t believe it. Ten million people are still searching for work, and more than 15 million families have lost their homes to foreclosure. Classrooms are more crowded, roads need repair, and states and cities struggle to meet growing needs as Congress imposes an austerity agenda. Unless you run a wealthy corporation, you are likely...

    By Katherine McFate and George Goehl |

  • Letters

    Increased funding for autism research needed now

    To the editor: In the latest report released by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the number of children identified with autism is now 1 in 68. Many of us either have a family member with autism or know someone who has a loved one with autism.

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  • Opinion

    The American Forum: A living wage is an equal voice

    Take a look at your bills: What do you pay for food, housing, clothing, health care, utilities and transportation? How much would it take for your family to just get by? Could you make it on $15,000 a year? $21,000? What would your family have to do without to make ends meet?

    By Luz Vega-Marquis Courtesy of the American Forum |

  • Letters

    Meadowbrook location already too congested to build two schools

    To the editor: Should the Phoenixville Area School District build two schools on the Meadowbrook Golf Course? This location is one of the worst if for no other reason than that it is one of the most congested areas in Schuylkill Township.

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  • Opinion

    Wine, Dine and Bribe — the latest PLCB revelation

    “Today’s featured wine has notes of bureacracy, boondoggles, and waste, with a lingering aftertaste of corruption. May I interest you in this PLCB blend?”

    By Bob Dick Courtesy of the Commonwealth Foundation |

  • Columns

    Think About It: Against All Odds

    “Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance.”

    By Don Meyer, Ph.D. Columnist |

  • Columns

    Art & Antiques with Dr. Lori: Sell online to cut out the middleman

    Your father taught you about the business concept of the middleman when you were a kid, right?

    By Lori Verderame Guest Columnist |

  • Letters

    Is LERTA really good for Phoenixville?

    To the editor: Have you heard that we have a LERTA here in Phoenixville? A LERTA is a local economic revitalization tax assistance program. It is supposedly developed to help promote the rehabilitation of existing commercial buildings which are in need of repair. The stated goal is to increase the commercial tax base of the borough.

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  • Opinion

    The American Forum: Can’t build a strong economy on weak minimum wage

    It didn’t take long after my husband and I opened our first hardware store in 2003 for people to start coming in and asking us to open in their neighborhood, too.

    By Gina Schaefer Courtesy of the American Forum |

  • Letters

    Sen. Toomey once again fails to live up to his word

    To the editor: I am finding it hard to understand why some Republican members of Congress who voted for the shutdown and who promised to give up their paychecks have reneged on that promise. Among them Senator Pat Toomey, who has once again disappointed many of his constituents by failing to live up to his word.

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