Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Tag: middle class

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.

The absurdity of corporate tax cuts during the corporate pillaging of...

Mainstream media opinion editors don't appear to have the courage to risk the disapproval of their bosses by printing the facts about corporate pillaging.

More evidence that inequality is spiraling out of control

Without empathy for lower-income Americans, Wall Street is content to ignore the ugly reality of our ever-widening wealth gap.

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Major US bank promises not to fund Arctic drilling

“Nearly 30 major banks around the world (now including all 6 major U.S. banks!) have concluded that funding new Arctic drilling is far too risky and bad for business.”

Inequality gone viral: The obscene numbers

Something has to be done to heal the rupture in the sickened body of our nation.

Some liberals and arms-control experts are cheering for war profiteers to be in Biden’s...

Many progressive activists and organizations have mobilized since the election to offer well-documented opposition to highly dubious potential members of the Biden Cabinet.

Election, legal disasters, surging Covid cases, economy stumbling: Just “too much winning”

Major irony: the perceived, 2016 “change” candidate was and is utterly incapable of change.

Police officer placed on leave after hitting bystander on video

Livestreaming a video of an arrest where a police officer's use of force leads to his arrest.