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Pennsylvania Treasurer Led by Treasurer Stacy Garrity, the Pennsylvania Treasury Department serves as the state's financial custodian and is committed to improving the economic security of Pennsylvania and its citizens.

Treasurer Stacy Garrity and the Pennsylvania Treasury Department maintain this page to provide an electronic platform to directly communicate information related to Department functions and services – including the PA 529 College & Career Savings Program, PA ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience), unclaimed property, payment processing and public fund management. While comments, questi

Treasurer Stacy Garrity and the Pennsylvania Treasury Department maintain this page to provide an electronic platform to directly communicate information related to Department functions and services – including the PA 529 College & Career Savings Program, PA ABLE (Achieving a Better Life Experience), unclaimed property, payment processing and public fund management. While comments, questi

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Children’s Savings Accounts (CSAs) are the most powerful when we all pitch in to support our children’s futures—schools,...
09/24/2021

Children’s Savings Accounts (CSAs) are the most powerful when we all pitch in to support our children’s futures—schools, local businesses, financial institutions, funders, community organizations, and everyone in between. Help Treasury spread the word during College Savings Month, and learn more about how we are helping PA families build a brighter future for their children through #PA529 and #KeystoneScholars: https://www.pa529.com/keystone/.

Children’s Savings Accounts (CSAs) are the most powerful when we all pitch in to support our children’s futures—schools, local businesses, financial institutions, funders, community organizations, and everyone in between. Help Treasury spread the word during College Savings Month, and learn more about how we are helping PA families build a brighter future for their children through #PA529 and #KeystoneScholars: https://www.pa529.com/keystone/.

Treasurer Garrity and her staff will participate in a community outreach event in Philadelphia next week, sharing inform...
09/23/2021
Treasurer Garrity to Participate in Community Outreach Event in Philadelphia

Treasurer Garrity and her staff will participate in a community outreach event in Philadelphia next week, sharing information about how local residents can benefit from Treasury programs.

Community members will learn how to search for unclaimed property and also have the opportunity to learn about Treasury’s consumer savings programs, including the PA 529 College and Career Savings Program, which lets families save tax-free for higher education, and PA ABLE, a program that helps those with disabilities save without losing other important benefits.

For more information on how to attend, visit

The Pennsylvania Office of the State Treasurer serves as the custodian of more than $100 billion in Commonwealth funds, and is responsible for the receipt and deposit of state monies, investment management and oversight of all withdrawals and deposits from state agencies. Treasury also administers s...

Thank you to Senator Lindsey Williams for spreading the word about #KeystoneScholars! And if you’re currently a WIC part...
09/23/2021

Thank you to Senator Lindsey Williams for spreading the word about #KeystoneScholars! And if you’re currently a WIC participant and gave birth between Jan 1 and Jun 30, 2021, your child will get an additional one-time $50 deposit as part of the Bright Future Booster program.

Learn more ➡https://pa529.com/keystone/bfb/

📣New parents, have you signed up for Keystone Scholars? It's a Children's Savings Account which gives $100 to every PA baby born in 2019 and after to jumpstart education savings.
If you or someone you know has a baby born in 2019 or after, visit https://buff.ly/2MvYNTC or call 800-440-4000 to learn more.

"Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity along with 23 state treasurers, auditors, and financial officers called upon Presi...
09/23/2021
Pa. Treasurer calls on President Biden, Secretary Yellen to protect banking privacy

"Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity along with 23 state treasurers, auditors, and financial officers called upon President Joe Biden and U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen Wednesday to dismiss proposals that would require private banks and credit unions to report to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) account flows valued at more than $600."

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WTAJ) — Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity along with 23 state treasurers, auditors, and financial officers called upon President Joe Biden and U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yell…

A proposal to allow the IRS unprecedented access to the personal banking information of more than 100 million Americans ...
09/22/2021
Treasurer Garrity Calls on President Biden and Secretary Yellen to Protect Banking Privacy

A proposal to allow the IRS unprecedented access to the personal banking information of more than 100 million Americans would create massive privacy concerns and bring enormous administrative burdens to the banks and credit unions who will be forced to comply with such unnecessary mandates. Treasurer Garrity joined a coalition of 23 state fiscal officers opposing this scheme.

The Pennsylvania Office of the State Treasurer serves as the custodian of more than $100 billion in Commonwealth funds, and is responsible for the receipt and deposit of state monies, investment management and oversight of all withdrawals and deposits from state agencies. Treasury also administers s...

"In total, 2,445 Pennsylvania municipalities have received more than $489.7 million distributed by the Pennsylvania Trea...
09/21/2021
Lawrence County will get $16.6M in ARP payments over 2 years

"In total, 2,445 Pennsylvania municipalities have received more than $489.7 million distributed by the Pennsylvania Treasury Department."

The final American Rescue Plan payments for 2021 have been given to Pennsylvania municipalities.

Parents are taking advantage of the child tax credit to shore up college savings.PA 529 accounts are a tremendous way to...
09/20/2021
Parents are taking advantage of the child tax credit to shore up college savings

Parents are taking advantage of the child tax credit to shore up college savings.

PA 529 accounts are a tremendous way to save and this is a perfect opportunity for families to add to their existing accounts: https://www.patreasury.gov/newsroom/archive/2021/07-21-Child-Tax-Credit.html

Families that don’t need the advance child tax credits to pay for everyday household expenses like utility and medical bills are using the extra income to boost their children’s college savings accounts.

This week’s #MadeInPAMondays:“Whirley-DrinkWorks was founded in 1960 as Whirley Industries and is now a second-generatio...
09/20/2021

This week’s #MadeInPAMondays:

“Whirley-DrinkWorks was founded in 1960 as Whirley Industries and is now a second-generation family-owned business specializing in designing and manufacturing reusable food and beverage products. Located in Warren, PA, our corporate headquarters include sales operations, molding, assembly, and decoration… proudly employing around 300 TeamMates, in addition to over 20 worldwide offices."

Check them out at whirleydrinkworks.com.

Follow along with Treasury on Mondays for more of Pennsylvania’s unique makers and manufacturers!

September is National #CollegeSavingsMonth and #PA529 is offering a FREE webinar tomorrow, Sep 21, with PHEAA at noon to...
09/20/2021

September is National #CollegeSavingsMonth and #PA529 is offering a FREE webinar tomorrow, Sep 21, with PHEAA at noon to highlight resources available to help you get the most from your PA 529! Register now: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7840472698969159948

September is National #CollegeSavingsMonth and #PA529 is offering a FREE webinar tomorrow, Sep 21, with PHEAA at noon to highlight resources available to help you get the most from your PA 529! Register now: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/7840472698969159948

"Some common questions a grandparent might have are, “How can I play a role in my grandchild’s life?” or “What knowledge...
09/17/2021
A Grandparent’s Role in Saving

"Some common questions a grandparent might have are, “How can I play a role in my grandchild’s life?” or “What knowledge can I pass on to future generations?” The unexpected answer – a 529 plan."

PA 529 accounts – which offer investment options specifically geared to the objective of saving for education – provide generous tax advantages, including a state income tax deduction on contributions and no tax paid on contributions or earnings when funds are used for qualified expenses. To learn more about saving with PA 529, visit pa529.com.

https://www.collegesavings.org/a-grandparents-role-in-saving/

By Michael L. Fitzgerald, State Treasurer of Iowa September 14, 2021   We often hear the phrase, “All of the joy without the responsibility,” tied to being a grandparent. While this is true at times, it’s not always an easy transition to this new stage in life. Some common questions a grandpa...

This #CollegeSavingsMonth, join us in spreading awareness about how Children’s Savings Account (CSA) programs are making...
09/16/2021

This #CollegeSavingsMonth, join us in spreading awareness about how Children’s Savings Account (CSA) programs are making our communities stronger by supporting the educational goals and aspirations of our young people!

Treasury is helping PA families build a brighter future for their children through #PA529 and #KeystoneScholars which invests $100 for every baby born since Jan 1, 2019 to be used for the child’s future post-secondary education expenses. Learn more: https://pa529.com/keystone/

This #CollegeSavingsMonth, join us in spreading awareness about how Children’s Savings Account (CSA) programs are making our communities stronger by supporting the educational goals and aspirations of our young people!

Treasury is helping PA families build a brighter future for their children through #PA529 and #KeystoneScholars which invests $100 for every baby born since Jan 1, 2019 to be used for the child’s future post-secondary education expenses. Learn more: https://pa529.com/keystone/

"The nearly $500 million that has been distributed over the past 10 weeks will help communities respond to the challenge...
09/16/2021
Pennsylvania municipalities receive final round of ARPA relief payments

"The nearly $500 million that has been distributed over the past 10 weeks will help communities respond to the challenges they’re facing. Municipalities have a great deal of flexibility in how to use these funds, and Treasury’s goal was to issue payments promptly so that municipalities can decide how to best meet their local needs."

The Center Square

(The Center Square) – Treasurer Stacy Garrity and Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin announced that the final round of payments, totaling $5 million, under the American

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program benefits Pennsylvanians age 65 and older, widows and widowers age 50 and older, and...
09/15/2021

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program benefits Pennsylvanians age 65 and older, widows and widowers age 50 and older, and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The deadline to file is December 31, 2021.

For more information about eligibility and how to apply for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, Pennsylvania residents can visit the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue's website here: https://www.revenue.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx.

The Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program benefits Pennsylvanians age 65 and older, widows and widowers age 50 and older, and people with disabilities age 18 and older. The deadline to file is December 31, 2021.

For more information about eligibility and how to apply for the Property Tax/Rent Rebate Program, Pennsylvania residents can visit the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue's website here: https://www.revenue.pa.gov/Pages/default.aspx.

PA 529 accounts offer investment options to encourage saving for education, and provide generous tax advantages, includi...
09/14/2021

PA 529 accounts offer investment options to encourage saving for education, and provide generous tax advantages, including a state income tax deduction on contributions and no tax paid on contributions or earnings when funds are used for qualified expenses. #CollegeSavingsMonth

Learn more ➡️ https://www.pa529.com/.

PA 529 accounts offer investment options to encourage saving for education, and provide generous tax advantages, including a state income tax deduction on contributions and no tax paid on contributions or earnings when funds are used for qualified expenses. #CollegeSavingsMonth

Learn more ➡️ https://www.pa529.com/.

In the month of August, our team at Treasury returned $8.3 million in unclaimed property to its rightful owners. This is...
09/14/2021

In the month of August, our team at Treasury returned $8.3 million in unclaimed property to its rightful owners. This is your money, and we don’t want to keep it. To see if you have property waiting to be claimed with Treasury, visit https://www.patreasury.gov/unclaimed-property/

In the month of August, our team at Treasury returned $8.3 million in unclaimed property to its rightful owners. This is your money, and we don’t want to keep it. To see if you have property waiting to be claimed with Treasury, visit https://www.patreasury.gov/unclaimed-property/

Today Treasurer Garrity joined Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin to a...
09/13/2021
Treasurer Garrity, DCED Secretary Davin Announce Final Batch of ARPA Payments to Pennsylvania Municipalities

Today Treasurer Garrity joined Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development Secretary Dennis Davin to announce that the final batch of payments under ARPA's Coronavirus Local Fiscal Recovery program has been sent to qualifying PA municipalities.

The final disbursements were sent to 72 municipalities and totaled nearly $5 million. According to the U.S. Department of the Treasury, a second round of payments is scheduled to begin in May 2022. Current payment information can be found on this interactive map on Treasury’s website: https://patreasury.gov/chart/arpa.html.

Full release: https://www.patreasury.gov/newsroom/archive/2021/09-13-ARPA-Payments.html

The Pennsylvania Office of the State Treasurer serves as the custodian of more than $100 billion in Commonwealth funds, and is responsible for the receipt and deposit of state monies, investment management and oversight of all withdrawals and deposits from state agencies. Treasury also administers s...

On Friday, September 10, 2021, Treasurer Garrity addressed attendees of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's Day of R...
09/11/2021
Treasurer Garrity Speaks at 9/11 Day of Remembrance

On Friday, September 10, 2021, Treasurer Garrity addressed attendees of Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania's Day of Remembrance and Salute to First Responders to mark the 20th Anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001.

On Friday, September 10, 2021, Pennsylvania State Treasurer Stacy Garrity addressed attendees of Bloomsburg University's Day of Remembrance and Salute to Fir...

Treasurer Garrity joined Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and the BU Student Veterans Association to speak on behal...
09/10/2021

Treasurer Garrity joined Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania and the BU Student Veterans Association to speak on behalf of a Day of Remembrance and Salute to First Responders to mark the 20th Anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks on the nation.

Pictured: emcee Jared Stump, a Marine Veteran, Keynote speaker Elizabeth Miller, Congressman Dan Meuser, PA State Rep. David Millard and Bloomsburg President Bashar Hanna.

Treasurer Garrity: PA 529 accounts are a tremendous tool for families to save their hard-earned money while taking advan...
09/09/2021
Paying for child’s future education

Treasurer Garrity: PA 529 accounts are a tremendous tool for families to save their hard-earned money while taking advantage of generous tax benefits, including a state tax deduction on contributions and no taxes paid on any withdrawals for qualified education expenses. Money saved in a PA 529 also doesn’t affect a child’s eligibility for state financial aid.

In my travels as state treasurer, I’ve spoken with families in every corner of our Commonwealth. Many of them have told me about the stress they...

Pennsylvania’s Yellow Dot Program was created to assist citizens in the “golden hour” of emergency care following a traf...
09/08/2021

Pennsylvania’s Yellow Dot Program was created to assist citizens in the “golden hour” of emergency care following a traffic crash when they may not be able to communicate themselves.

Placing a yellow dot in your vehicle’s rear window alerts first responders to check your glove compartment for vital information to ensure that you receive the critical medical attention you need.

For more information on Pennsylvania's Yellow Dot
Program or to request a kit, visit www.yellowdot.pa.gov.

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT)

The Yellow Dot program assists citizens in the "golden hour" of emergency care following a traffic crash when they may not be able to communicate their needs themselves.

🟡 Placing a Yellow Dot decal in your vehicle's rear window alerts first responders to check your glove compartment for vital information to ensure you receive the medical attention you need.

👉 Learn more and sign up at www.yellowdot.pa.gov.
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Thank you The Citizens' Voice for covering yesterday's event and highlighting the important benefits that PA 529 can off...
09/08/2021
State treasurer visits LCCC to promote college savings accounts

Thank you The Citizens' Voice for covering yesterday's event and highlighting the important benefits that PA 529 can offer families saving for future education expenses!

WILKES-BARRE — Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity came to Luzerne County Community College’s Wilkes-Barre campus on Public Square on Tuesday to highlight the benefits that the PA 529 College and Career

Treasurer Garrity today joined Senator John Yudichak, Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, and Luzerne County Community College Pre...
09/07/2021
Treasurer Garrity Visits Luzerne County Community College to Promote PA 529 Accounts and College Savings Month

Treasurer Garrity today joined Senator John Yudichak, Rep. Eddie Day Pashinski, and Luzerne County Community College President Thomas P. Leary at Luzerne County Community College's Wilkes-Barre Campus to promote the PA 529 College and Career Savings Program.

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UPDATE: Yeah - just FYI - the email address - it didn't help. No one has even opened the email (𝘙𝘌𝘈𝘋 𝘙𝘌𝘊𝘌𝘐𝘗𝘛 - 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘮𝘦 𝘪𝘴𝘴𝘶𝘦 𝘢𝘵 𝘜𝘊 𝘴𝘰 𝘪𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘢𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘺 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘮 𝘪𝘯 𝘟 𝘥𝘢𝘺𝘴, 𝘐 𝘤𝘢𝘯 100% 𝘴𝘢𝘺 𝘔𝘐𝘕𝘌 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘥. 𝘛𝘩𝘦 𝘭𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘵𝘰 𝘜𝘊 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘖𝘝𝘌𝘙 𝘈 𝘔𝘖𝘕𝘛𝘏 𝘈𝘎𝘖 - 𝘶𝘯𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘥, 𝘶𝘯𝘢𝘯𝘴𝘸𝘦𝘳𝘦𝘥, 𝘶𝘯𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘰𝘭𝘷𝘦𝘥), so I guess I just start over again tomorrow, sitting on hold and trying to get through for hours upon hours. It is absolutely ridiculous - no payments since Jan, and the hold up is 100% PA's issue as there is nothing wrong on my side. UC blames the treasury, and there is no one at the treasury I can get through to. Maybe I need to start contacting elected officials? Anyone have any luck getting PA to fix an error they made so your funds can get released? (𝘖𝘳 𝘣𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘺𝘦𝘵, 𝘢𝘯𝘺𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘭𝘶𝘤𝘬 𝘕𝘖𝘛 𝘗𝘈𝘠𝘐𝘕𝘎 𝘉𝘐𝘓𝘓𝘚 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘳𝘦𝘭𝘢𝘺𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘢𝘯𝘺 𝘴𝘺𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘵𝘩𝘺 𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘢𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯?) I am at a loss on how to get a UC issue caused by either UC or the treasury fixed. I am going on 2 months now of being told my funds will be released only to not have it happen. Now UC is saying everything they have is correct; it is the treasury. But I call and hold for hours, and no one answers; I can't leave a message, there is no chat, and NO ONE responds to the inquiries sent through the generic web form. How is someone supposed to resolve issues caused by the PA offices of either the treasury or UC if no one will actually work with me to figure out what went wrong? In my life, I have NEVER asked a client or customer to put in SO MUCH EFFORT to fix a mistake I MADE. AGAIN, there was no paperwork issue, no forms missing, no hearing - I was laid off due to COVID, and I qualifies - no issues until PA moved me to PEUC. How do I fix that so the treasury releases the monies they are supposedly holding? How do I get assistance?
"MMT Is Already Helping: BY, Pavlina R. Tcherneva, In a response to Doug Henwood’s critique, Pavlina Tcherneva makes the case for the analytical power and political potency of of Modern Monetary Theory....." https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=880672759171359&id=100016859292502 "In short, there is no hard-hitting analytical critique of MMT and thus nothing to debate. Henwood has not refuted a single one of our claims. What I got from his piece is the following. Henwood wants to wage “class struggle” via fiscal policy and specifically tax policy. Worse, he wants to expropriate the wealth of the rich by making it more digestible for them. He says that “rich people would have a lot harder time complaining about their money being taken to educate kids and save the planet than if it were taken because they were too rich.” Which sounds very much like, “sorry to be taking your money but we really, really need it, don’t you agree?” What a class war! Henwood does not acknowledge that one of the most effective ways of engaging in this struggle is to render the wealthy obsolete — as in, we will stop pretending that we need them to pay for the good society. In a world with a sovereign currency and modern monetary and fiscal institutions, we never really did, and we sure don’t now. And the public needs to know it. That’s the MMT message. For the record MMT, as Henwood acknowledges, has always argued for taxing the wealthy to address the problems of inequality and political power, but we also offer a different kind of empowerment — one that comes with lifting the veil of money. I would say that Henwood (like other “tax-the-rich-to-pay-for-progress” lefties) is tethered to the wealthy by an imaginary umbilical cord that holds his progressive agenda hostage to his oppressors. To me, this is the definition of a self-induced paralysis. Time to cut the cord. MMT has a profound emancipatory power and the Left would do well to awaken to its potential. The MMT ship has sailed, whether Henwood is aboard or not. Anyone serious about bold progressive policies is already ignoring the austerians and lefty deficit scolds like Henwood. The Green New Dealers aren’t waiting for the “tax-the-rich socialists” to win their class war just in time, before irrevocable climate change is upon us. They are rolling up their sleeves and getting to work. They know that we have far greater problems to solve, namely how to reorganize our resources and production to ensure an inclusive and just transition to a green future that can secure a decent life for all. And so long as we have the will to do the hard work, we have the means to pay for our policy priorities. Henwood may think MMT is a distraction, but the record stands. We have done the heavy lifting to bust formidable, decades-long myths about government spending, to help shift the Overton window and pave the way for today’s bold and unapologetic programs that reclaim the state. The real distractions are those, like Henwood, who, hoping to influence the public conversation, cling to sclerotic visions of public finance"
You can't get through on the phone and email says it will be returned in 24 to 48 hours. Nope hasnt happened. So how does anyone get answers??
Via Economist Ellis Winningham "Those of you who were born after 1979, get ready for a shocker..." https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=866294727275829&id=100016859292502 "Whilst I have taught MMT for years to the public on social media, my main concern for many years has always been, first and foremost, unemployment and providing fantastic jobs at a decent wage to anybody who wants a job. You see, politics is a major problem. It maliciously clouds and then erases the memories of those members of the American public who are old enough to remember the 1970’s and earlier, and brainwashes those who are too young to remember. In fact, those old enough to remember and those too young will scarcely believe me when I point out that the platforms of both major political parties in the United States were once full employment platforms, where the federal government set out to ensure that everyone who wanted a good paying job could have a job. The 1972 Republican Party Platform: "We stand for full employment - a job for everyone willing and able to work in an economy freed of inflation, its vigor not dependent upon war or massive military spending." The 1972 Democratic Party Platform: "Full employment—a guaranteed job for all—is the primary economic objective of the Democratic Party. The Democratic Party is committed to a job for every American who seeks work. Only through full employment can we reduce the burden on working people. We are determined to make economic security a matter of right. This means a job with decent pay and good working conditions for everyone willing and able to work and an adequate income for those unable to work.” Full employment - a guaranteed job for everyone willing and able to work in an economy freed of inflation – and an adequate income for those unable to work, is the primary objective of my efforts. And it is not just my objective, but that of many others who work tirelessly to educate the public. That objective is embodied in the Federal Job Guarantee proposal. We seek to fundamentally change the economy for the betterment of society and that of humanity. But you will hear limp excuses from the neoliberal crowd and those whose thoughts have been subjugated by its nefarious teachings, that things have changed. “This is a different era. We can’t have full employment any more. The robots are coming! The fiscal cliff! The world’s opinion of the dollar! China! Petrodollar! Printing money! QE! The Global Financial Crisis! The… the… Quick! What’s another excuse I can use?” Puerile nonsense. Corporations and the rich set out years ago to eliminate full employment environments in order to suppress wages and to decimate the power and influence of unions, so they could line their own pockets without having to… Ahem… “Work hard and play by the rules”. These threatening statements that we hear: “This is a different era! Inflation! The robots are coming! The fiscal cliff! The debt ceiling! The world’s opinion of the dollar! China! The national debt! The petrodollar! Printing money! QE! The federal government is broke!” are all pathetic excuses that are designed to do one thing: To block full employment from ever becoming a reality again. As long as forced unemployment exists, corporations and the rich can continue to threaten workers with the economic fear of unemployment lines, and the negative social stigma of the shame of unemployment to force them into compliance, expending their energy squeezing 40 hours worth of work into a 16 hour week, whilst corporations and the rich soak up the national income for themselves and continue to control both the nation’s government and its real resources. That is what this talk of fiscal cliffs, a bankrupt federal government, and the national debt is really all about: Maintaining an environment of forced involuntary unemployment and low wages. The Federal Job Guarantee means the beginning of the end for neoliberalism, and I work to bring about its end." #JobGuarantee #LearnMMT #AmericaOverOligarchy #EndBipartisanRaceAndClassWar