Thursday, December 1, 2022

Tag: Build Back Better act

Defenseless

We want a serious change in our federal spending priorities away from destruction to actual human needs.

Senate slammed for passing ‘bloated’ NDAA but delaying Build Back Better...

“Don’t tell me we can’t afford to fight poverty, cancel student debt, pass paid leave, and defeat the climate crisis,” said Rep. Pramila Jayapal after senators approved the $786 billion military spending bill.

What’s that ‘surtax’ doing in Build Back Better?

The new Build Back Better surtax might just turn out to be a giant first tax step toward the more equal America that we all so desperately need.

Build Back Better Act passes House with most ambitious climate provisions...

The legislation still needs to pass the Senate to make a difference.

$285 billion tax cut for the rich is now 2nd most...

“The whole initiative seems deliberately sculpted to hand the American right a weapon to bludgeon Democrats ahead of the election.“

Upend this damaging narrative about spending

Polls say Americans should love the Build Back Better Act — but most are only hearing talking points about its price tag.

Pelosi delays infrastructure vote as Progressives refuse to budge without Build...

“House Progressives have once again demonstrated what effective collective power can do if we stay united in our fight for transformative policies for the American people.”

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Hype about Democrats passing the torch: Don’t get fooled again

While Pelosi quickly endorsed Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to replace her as leader, an overall closer look reveals a problematic record.

Blessings and curses of a losing Trump finale: A boon to Democrats could hurt...

It’s not clear whether benighted, garden-variety Republicanism (or Democratism) is a better stimulant for Progressive politics vs. another vapid, sensationalized, chaotic Trump circus stunt.

As corporations enjoy record-high profits, experts urge Congress to ‘rein them in’

"Instead of raising interest rates and slowing the economy toward a recession, Congress and Biden should be taking aim at corporate price gouging."

Populist climate action requires thinking about freedom from specific oppressors—not just species survival

The climate crisis is a form of oppression by a wealthy few.

San Francisco approves police deployment of potentially lethal, remote-controlled robots

“Robots will only be used as a deadly force option when [the] risk of loss of life to members of the public or officers is imminent and outweighs any other force option available to SFPD.”