Steven Pressman: Democratic plans for raising taxes on the rich|A guide for the middle class
It’s hardly surprising that if a Democrat wins the White House, taxes on wealthy Americans and corporations will probably go up. How they’ll go up is the more interesting question.
Julia Conley: A Solution for All Generations
With her plan for Social Security expansion, Elizabeth Warren demands that the rich pay their fair share to lift 5 million out of poverty: “No one who spends 30 years working and contributing to Social Security should retire in poverty.”
Frances Moore Lappé, Zachary Field: Who Can Afford a Green New Deal? We Can!
Despite ridicule by Republican leaders, calls for a Green New Deal resonate with 80 percent of Americans.
Robert Reich: The “Center” of American Politics is on the Left
Donald Trump, Fox News, and Republicans in Congress label proposals they disagree with “fringe,” “radical,” or “socialist.” Well, let’s see where the American people actually stand.
Marc Jampole: A nation of rich and poor, with so much going to so few
Warren Buffett, Jeff Bezos, and Bill Gates: their combined wealth exceeds the wealth of the bottom 50% of Americans.
Magdalena Sepúlveda: Inequality and Taxation are Feminist Issues
When corporations do not pay their fair share of taxes, there is less money to invest in public services, sustainable infrastructure and social protection, which are the key drivers for … Continue reading →
Julia Conley: As Public Shouts Approval for Ocasio-Cortez’s 70% Tax Rate for Ultra-Rich, Elites at Davos Admit: “It’s Scary”
“It’s wild that some people are more scared of a marginal tax rate than the fact that 40 percent of Americans struggle to pay for at least one basic need, … Continue reading →
Marc Jampole: The Trifecta of Inequality
Imagine stand-up comic Henny Youngman, king of the one-liners, describing the Trump GOP tax proposals with one of his classic bits: So how big is the tax break for the … Continue reading →
Marc Jampole: The Moral Aspect of Tax Policy
How much do the “deserving” rich really deserve? Not as much as they think. As Donald Trump and Republicans roll out their proposal to provide wealthy people with a massive … Continue reading →
Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Bill de Blasio: How to Revive the American Dream
Government policies matter and can make a difference. Strengthening the American Dream is about the basics: ● Make work pay by increasing the minimum wage, empowering unions to bargain collectively, … Continue reading →
Bernie Sanders: An Economic Agenda for America, 12 Steps Forward
The American people must make a fundamental decision. Do we continue the 40-year decline of our middle class and the growing gap between the very rich and everyone else, or … Continue reading →
A Simplified Way to Tax Multinational Corporations
You’ve been hearing a lot about corporations “renouncing their US citizenship” through “tax inversions.” This is when a company buys or merges with a non-US company and claims to no longer be … Continue reading →