Saturday, December 7, 2019

Tag: tax the rich

Tax the rich before the rest

Candidates should pledge that the middle class won't pay $1 more in new taxes until billionaires put up at least $1 trillion.

The income inequality crisis: Why we need a wealth tax

Not only would a wealth tax raise revenue and help bring the economy back into balance, but it would also protect our democracy by reducing the influence of the super-rich on our political system.

Reaching critical mass on taxing the rich

“Taxing the annual gains generated by wealth closes a host of loopholes, while raising the sort of revenue needed to keep Social Security and Medicare secure for years to come.”

The 12 biggest myths about raising taxes on the rich

So the next time you hear one of these myths, know the truth.

Have the rich always laughed at stiff taxes?

In other words, seriously taxing the rich will always be impossible. So why bother even trying?

Orrin Hatch’s ‘bullcrap’ on taxes is exactly that

Hatch’s tax plan is nothing more than another giveaway to his rich patrons.

A new take on unrigging our taxes

Our super rich have their own personal trainers, chefs, and pilots. Maybe we should give them their own personal tax collectors.

In California, a tax-the-rich triumph

Could the resounding Election Day victory of a state tax initiative signal an impending surge for a new national egalitarian politics?

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Demand A/C in all postal trucks

Sign now and demand all mail carriers provide A/C to all delivery vehicles.

What’s wrong with the republicans?

Fruits of the twin roots of evil: Slavery and imperial expansion.
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Sweden provides free higher education, universal healthcare, free daycare — why can’t the U.S.?

In Sweden, healthcare costs are largely subsided by the state. Daycare and preschool programs are mostly free. College and university are free. Public transportation is subsidized for many users.

The bee is officially on the verge of extinction

With our own health and well-being directly linked to these insects, we have to make it a priority to ensure the bee population's survival.

Bernie Sanders tops new California poll—but you wouldn’t have known it by reading this...

In latest #BernieBlackout example, Sanders’ deputy campaign manager notes it took major newspaper “three paragraphs to mention who is leading.”