Men in Boudoir – Felix And Sara Boudoir

http://www.felixandsara.com/men-in-boudoir/

Not many pudgy superheroes. Seth Rogen played a less than Adonis like Green Hornet, but even then he was required to lose 30 lbs for the role. He still wan’t perfect enough for spandex.

I belong to an online group of boudoir photographers and when the subject of shooting men came up there were several women who expressed the idea that if a man wasn’t in great shape he should leave his shirt on because nobody wants to see that. This saddens me. Double standards are never okay. We are all in this together.

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Public Bank Movement Gains Ground in Cities and States across the US – Non Profit News | Nonprofit Quarterly

https://nonprofitquarterly.org/2018/01/02/public-bank-movement-gains-ground-cities-states-across-us/

When New Jersey collects taxes or fees, it currently deposits those funds in private banks—spreading the state’s money across American and international institutions. Those banks, in turn, charge fees … and they use the capital from New Jersey’s deposits to provide loans or finance projects.

“They’re not being obligated to come back and do anything in New Jersey, and they don’t.”

Moynihan was right: The GOP tax giveaway will lead to safety net cuts – Progressive Policy Institute – Progressive Policy Institute

http://www.progressivepolicy.org/blog/moynihan-right-gop-tax-giveaway-will-lead-safety-net-cuts/

Congress passed a massive tax giveaway to the richest that will add at least $1 trillion to America’s debt late last year, GOP lawmakers were remarkably candid about the next step: cutting the safety net for hundreds of millions of Americans by going after Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits.

As Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) noted recently when asked about the huge debt the tax bill creates, he said Republicans plan on “instituting structural changes to Social Security and Medicare for the future” to pay for their tax cuts. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) agreed: “We’re going to have to get back next year at entitlement reform, which is how you tackle the debt and the deficit,”

Will the Oregon Senate stick with the GOP playbook on pass-through income? – Oregon Center for Public Policy

https://www.ocpp.org/2018/01/05/pass-through-income-tax-break-oregon/

In 2015, 72 percent of the tax cut went to those making more than $500,000 per year (about $390,000 per year puts you in the top 1 percent). Another 22 percent went to those making between $200,000 and $500,000 in 2015, leaving just 6 percent for Oregonian’s who made less than $200,000.

The Oregon tax break on pass-through income is already estimated to cost upwards of $300 million in future budget periods.