Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Tag: middle class

How worker solidarity protects what’s left of the middle class

Union contracts provide decent wages and benefits along with safe working conditions, retirement security and a means for workers to stand up for themselves.

How upskilling America will rebuild the middle class

Providing workers with a pathway for that upskilling will be essential to meeting the nation’s infrastructure needs.

After Trump: Can the GOP sell itself as the party of...

"The future of the [Republican] party is based on a multiethnic, multiracial working class coalition." and that, “...the free market exists to serve our people. Our people don’t exist to serve the free market.”

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.

Why unions matter to you

It all comes down to the balance of power between business and workers.

The inequality to be suffered by our children

Unless progressive policies are demanded by American voters, most of our children and grandchildren will suffer from the continuing expansion of a Great-Depression-like wealth gap that already "dwarfs" the rest of the developed world.

A 2 percent financial wealth tax would provide a $12,000 annual...

It's not hard to envision the benefits in work opportunities, stress reduction, child care, entrepreneurial activity, and artistic pursuits for American households with an...

America is Disneyland

America is being eaten alive by corporate greed; and Disneyland has been taken over by Scrooge.

What’s killing America’s middle class?

Just as progressives deliberately pushed public policies to create the middle class, so are today's economic royalists deliberately pushing plutocratic policies to destroy it.

Three insidious ways ‘overtaxed’ corporations are cheating America

The tax money withheld by the big corporations is desperately needed to restore living-wage opportunities to millions of workers.

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Ultimate rightwing transgression: the mockery of politics as a preposterous joke 

The Big Lie is "yoked to an older deception, without which it could not survive: the idea that American politics is a joke," attackable without consequences.

Tax the rich? We did that once

A little history might just inspire us to try that taxing again.

Does Elon Musk have a right to destroy Twitter?

Do we really think that the super-wealthy should be allowed to control so much wealth and wield so much influence?

Right-wing SCOTUS majority signals support for anti-LGBTQ+ reactionaries

"It does not bode well for the future of civil rights law that Gorsuch believes a state imposes 'reeducation training' on employers when it reminds them how to comply with nondiscrimination rules," said one court observer.

Puerto Rican cities sue fossil fuel companies in major class-action, climate fraud case

Municipalities aim to hold industry liable for damages from catastrophic 2017 hurricanes.