Monday, March 1, 2021

Tag: wealth inequality

2021 update: Half of America in or near poverty

The facts and numbers from numerous sources reflect the reality of deprivation in America, and help to confirm what has been called the "sharpest rise in the U.S. poverty rate since the 1960s."

Whose rights matter in pandemic America?

Not those of poor Americans, that’s for sure...

The year of cheating the poor

The poorest among us are being cheated. They're being cheated out of the opportunity to share in the great prosperity to which they and their parents and grandparents all contributed.

Slave-built infrastructure still creates wealth in US, suggesting reparations should cover...

Recognizing that enslaved men, women and children built many of the cities, rail lines and ports that fuel the American economy is a necessary part of any such accounting.

‘Unseemly’ $1.1 trillion billionaire wealth gain during pandemic could fully fund...

"This is why we need the fair-share taxes program Joe Biden ran on, won on, and is now ready to pursue."

To working stiff Trump supporters

Perhaps we need some of that now. That is not insurrection or revolution. Let us call it EVOLUTION.

‘Abolish billionaires’: Oxfam report shows combined pandemic wealth of richest 10...

“Rigged economies are funnelling wealth to a rich elite who are riding out the pandemic in luxury, while those on the frontline of the pandemic... are struggling to pay the bills and put food on the table.”

Inequality virus: Pandemic widens wealth gap for women, people of color...

“In every country that we looked at, inequality has gotten worse during the pandemic.”

‘Yes, exactly,’ say progressives after Pence warns democrats will ‘make rich...

“You have to be all sorts of twisted to think ‘making poor people more comfortable’ is a bad thing.”

Study of 50 years of tax cuts for rich confirms ‘trickle...

“Major tax cuts for the rich since the 1980s have increased income inequality, with all the problems that brings, without any offsetting gains in economic performance.”

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The only way Democrats will get anything done

With Vice President Kamala Harris now serving as the tie-breaking vote, Senate Democrats can and must abolish the filibuster.

Senators question DHS and ICE on abuse allegations against migrants

"The allegations of violence and brutality against vulnerable refugees seeking safety here in the United States are unlawful and disturbing.”

‘Held to ransom’: Pfizer demands governments gamble with state assets to secure vaccine deal

“Pfizer and BioNTech are firmly committed to working with governments and other relevant stakeholders to ensure equitable and affordable access to our Covid-19 vaccine for people around the world.”

2021 update: Half of America in or near poverty

The facts and numbers from numerous sources reflect the reality of deprivation in America, and help to confirm what has been called the "sharpest rise in the U.S. poverty rate since the 1960s."