Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Tag: taxes

Biden and Bloomberg want Uncle Sam to defer to Uncle Scrooge

If Uncle Scrooge existed as a billionaire in human form today, it’s easy to picture him aligned with fellow plutocrats against the “threat” of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

Billionaires keep benefiting from a tax break to help the poor....

“The Opportunity Zone program has been troubled from the start.”

Graphic: Yes, the richest Americans really do pay less in taxes

"Will we tolerate it? Or will we take back our democracy from the oligarchs who run this country?"

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.

Trump’s secret tax on ordinary Americans

Know the truth about tariffs – and spread it.

It’s getting worse: The IRS now audits poor Americans at about...

As the agency’s ability to audit the rich crumbles, its scrutiny of the poor has held steady in recent years. Meanwhile, a new study shows that audits of poor taxpayers make them far less likely to claim credits they might be entitled to.

Reign in the ‘recklessness of Wall Street:’ Bernie Sanders and Barbara...

"It is long past time for Congress to rein in the recklessness of Wall Street billionaires and build an economy that works for all Americans."

Intuit CEO in internal video: Hiding free TurboTax was in ‘best...

After we revealed that Intuit had hidden its Free File product from search engines, the company changed its code. This was done after April 15, so it was too late for many people who could have filed for free.

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.

Billion dollar loser: NYT report on Trump’s taxes & massive losses...

“Almost every two cents of every dollar reported as losses one year, by everyone in the United States, were recorded by Donald Trump.”

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Shell oil plans to blast South African coastline in search for oil and gas

Shell’s oil and gas exploration on South Africa's Wild Coast will be destructive for people and nature. The best way to mitigate the effects of seismic blasting is NOT TO DO IT!!

Supply-chain woes

The “graveyard shift” in a pandemic world...

Biden administration is cracking down on corporate recidivists

The Justice Department is ramping up efforts to fight corporate crime, which is particularly bad news for repeat offenders.

Beware fashionable, doomsday pessimism, obstacles to progressive reforms

Current evidence presages more bad news for the Trumpist right before 2024. Democrats must only hold the center to replay in 2024 its 2020 triumphs.

Number of Covid boosters given in US exceeds single shots in 8 African nations...

“Our leaders’ failure to help bring the vaccines to everyone, everywhere will keep us on a cruel and never-ending cycle of illness, death, and economic suffering.”