Monday, June 24, 2024

Tag: the 1%

‘Rigged’ US tax code blamed as wealthy see major retirement account...

"It is unacceptable that taxpayers are forced to spend billions of dollars subsidizing the retirement accounts of the wealthiest people in America," said Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Do you need luck to get really rich?

A little ruthlessness, Elon reminds us, can go a long way.

Worshiping markets, genuflecting to grand fortune

Our conventional political wisdom, here in the United States, tends to see utopians as lefty egalitarians of one sort or another, clueless...

In 33 years the richest 10% of Americans could have 100%...

The three men at the top of the Forbes 400 richest list hold more wealth than the total wealth of the poorest half of Americans, so how many of you are really surprised?

Mobilize for system change

We too can choose whether we want a future of solidarity where human needs and protection of the planet come before profits or whether we will continue down the path where corporations and the politicians they fund deny access to basic needs.

One-third of Americans can’t afford food, housing or health care

The wide range of scores reflect the growing wealth gap in America.

The 500 richest people in the world got $237 billion richer...

Everything’s bigger in Richistan.

Through the GOP, the wealthy are waging war on the old

Dignity, health, and security are endangered by this war on the elderly — a war that must be resisted.

The Growing Case for Massive Taxes on the Rich

Society's takers, hoarders, and cheaters just ignore the injustice, and go on avoiding taxes while they blame the less fortunate for their own misfortunes.

Making the Economy Work for the Many, Not the Few: #8...

Our democracy’s Founding Fathers did not want a privileged aristocracy. Yet that’s the direction we’re going in. The tax on inherited wealth is one of the major bulwarks against it. That tax should be increased and strengthened.

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Hate crime or isolated incident? Texas woman charged with attempted murder of Palestinian-American child

A shocking case in Euless, Texas, where a woman attempted to drown a 3-year-old Palestinian-American child, has sparked demands for a hate crime investigation amid rising anti-Muslim sentiments.

Gaza’s children face extreme heat and starvation under Israeli blockade

UN reports visible signs of wasting among Gaza’s children as aid deliveries falter and temperatures soar.
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When the KKK murdered my childhood friend 

We must never give in to cruelty and violence. It is incumbent on all of us to stand up to bullies and be each other’s protectors.

Chemical fallout from East Palestine train disaster spreads across 16 states, study reveals

The derailment, which involved a Norfolk Southern train carrying hazardous materials, has had far-reaching impacts, with pollutants spreading over 540,000 square miles, significantly larger in scale and scope than initially predicted.

Congress demands answers from Chief Justice Roberts on Supreme Court ethics scandals

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamie Raskin press Chief Justice John Roberts on ethics standards amid controversies involving Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.