Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Tag: mega rich

26 billionaires own as much as world’s 3.8 billion poorest people

“Inequality is not inevitable,” the report says, “it’s a political choice.” 

Majority of Americans support a 70% tax rate for mega-rich

"I don't think it's surprising. What we see, overall, is that the vast majority of Americans know that income inequality is one of the biggest issues of our time."

Billionaires made more money in 2017 than any other year in...

Meanwhile, 18.5 million Americans live in extreme poverty and "5.3 million live in Third World conditions of absolute poverty."

Tax cuts for the rich help the rich, not you

Big money will pull out all the stops to sell you a tax plan that exclusively benefits the wealthy. Don’t buy it.

Kochs and Trump team up to cut billionaires’ taxes

Americans may be in for a long fall “health-wise” and “economy-wise.”

Billionaire donors plot a ‘renaissance of freedom’ – for the privileged

Who needs roads when you've got a private jet?

Seattle makes history – passes ‘tax the rich’ income tax

Kshama Sawant: “When we fight, we win.”

How not to make the budget balance on the backs of...

Limiting deductions and exclusions would be rational, fiscally responsible, and fair.

The absurd amount of entitlements that go to rich people

Wealthy Americans complain about ‘entitlements’ for the poor, but they keep collecting their own entitlements, to a degree that average Americans can only dream about.

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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."

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.”

Alert! Social Security and Medicare are in critical danger

Trump launches attack on key programs for the elderly...

Conservative group board members make millions in pandemic aid yet lobby against unemployment benefits

“If these groups are concerned the government is spending too much during this historic crisis, they are welcome to return their taxpayer-funded bailouts.”

An ‘unethical experimentation on children’: Digital rights groups oppose facial recognition in schools backed...

"The research shows that prematurely deploying the technology without understanding its implications would be unethical and dangerous."