Thursday, May 19, 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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As the planet warms, let’s be clear: We are sacrificing lives for profits

Climate change is the result of a deadly calculus: human lives are worth risking and even losing over the profits of global corporations.

New documents show how drug companies targeted doctors to increase opioid prescriptions

A trove of recently released documents offers the public an unvarnished look inside those relationships from the perspective of drug companies themselves.

Ukraine

The significance of Ukraine’s struggle certainly doesn’t lie in educating Americans, but perhaps it is finally making us reckon with the costs of war, as we’ve needed to do for so long.

The height of folly: Safeboxes in the sky

Can’t our society find something better to do than give billionaires playpens over a quarter-mile up?