Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Tag: 1 percent

Americans have been bilked out of billions during the pandemic from...

Unless America addresses runaway income inequality and begins protecting the most vulnerable in society, the next pandemic will hit the nation even harder.

Eight ways the Trump-GOP tax cuts have made the rich richer...

In the two years since Congress passed the Republican tax law, the richest 1 percent have been the big winners.

World’s 500 richest people gained $1.2 trillion in wealth in 2019:...

"A small handful of billionaires should not be able to accumulate more money than they could spend in 10 lifetimes while millions of Americans are living in poverty and dying because they can't afford healthcare."

Bloomberg for president? God no!

Will Bloomberg buy his way to the top or even to a brokered convention where he could buy the support of the Super Delegates?

Billionaires keep benefiting from a tax break to help the poor....

“The Opportunity Zone program has been troubled from the start.”

A plaintive plea from America’s rich: Let’s change the subject!

Other candidates, most notably Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, begrudge plenty and have specific proposals for changing the rules that let wealth keep concentrating.

Economist Joseph Stiglitz: Capitalism hasn’t been working for most people for...

"We haven’t been challenged, to put it in a way. But we are being challenged now, because so many people have done so poorly."

Reaching critical mass on taxing the rich

“Taxing the annual gains generated by wealth closes a host of loopholes, while raising the sort of revenue needed to keep Social Security and Medicare secure for years to come.”

America’s bullies

In recent years America has become a culture of bullying – the wealthier over the poorer, CEOs over workers, those with privilege and pedigree over those without, the whiter over the browner and blacker, men over women.

Does the United States have a ‘strong’ economy?

The bottom line: The economy that America’s rich run is doing quite well for America’s rich.

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Lawsuit filed after police handcuff 8-year-old boy on video

“My son has a disability and the authorities tried to make him a criminal.”

Trump just admitted on live television he will ‘terminate’ Social Security and Medicare if...

"We just heard it straight from Trump's own mouth: If reelected, he will destroy Social Security."

The Federal Agency designed to protect workers is trying to destroy unions and weaken...

The Trump administration continually seeks new ways to rig the system against working people.

With Harris pick, Biden reaches out to young Black Americans

Harris joining up with Biden may have made the Democratic ticket more attractive to younger Black Americans, who now comprise what we define as a critical set of swing voters.

‘Just insane’: As pandemic rages and hunger soars, Trump USDA under fire for blocking...

"It looks like people will lose their benefits."