Economy

Rigged: Combined $5.1 Trillion in Tax Cuts by Bush, Obama, and Trump Went Mostly to Nation's Richest

 Rigged: Combined $5.1 Trillion in Tax Cuts by Bush, Obama, and Trump Went Mostly to Nation's Richest
"When people demand specifics on how to pay for expansions to social insurance, income supports, and public investments, seems like part of the answer is just 'we could stop doing this.'"
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Where Did Tax Benefits Trump Promised Average Americans Go? Straight to Big Oil, Big Pharma, and Crappy Insurance

Where Did Tax Benefits Trump Promised Average Americans Go? Straight to Big Oil, Big Pharma, and Crappy Insurance
"American families are seeing this tax cut law for what it is—a scam."
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Obama Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner Now Runs a Predatory Firm That Exploits the Poor for Profit

Obama Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner Now Runs a Predatory Firm That Exploits the Poor for Profit
"In a just world, Geithner would be shamed out of society and forced to beg for scraps after a story like this was published. Instead, he'll keep making millions."
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Trump is about to drive America’s largest nail maker out of business

Trump is about to drive America’s largest nail maker out of business
Republicans have been warning the White House all year that Trump's reckless trade war is going to hit red states hard, with real job losses, and the evidence is pouring in.
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Paul Buchheit: The Taking of Millennial Wealth By Rich White Boomers

Paul Buchheit: The Taking of Millennial Wealth By Rich White Boomers
"Ingenious financial and legal engineering turned our economy from an engine of long-term growth and shared prosperity into a casino with only a few big winners."
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"We Need to Shame Disney": Bernie Sanders Goes After Mickey Mouse

"We Need to Shame Disney": Bernie Sanders Goes After Mickey Mouse
While Disney gobbles up hundreds of million in taxpayer subsidies, Sanders joins workers to rail against corporate largess that denies people a living wage and fuels inequality
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Ohio Is Hoarding Money Meant for Poor Families

Ohio Is Hoarding Money Meant for Poor Families
Last September, a bipartisan coalition of approximately 70 mayors across 13 counties in Appalachian Ohio had an idea: With so many people thrown off cash assistance (TANF) by the state in recent years, the coalition said that the Kasich administration was now sitting on more than $500 million in unused funds from the program’s block grant. So they requested $12 million to help their constituents, some of the poorest in
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Paul Buchheit: The Kindly 87-Year-Old Man Who Took All the Schoolkids' Lunch Money

Paul Buchheit: The Kindly 87-Year-Old Man Who Took All the Schoolkids' Lunch Money
There seems to be no corporate recognition of the shameful act of taking decades of societal largesse and then doing everything possible to avoid paying for any of it.
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What Ben Carson Doesn’t Get About Poverty

What Ben Carson Doesn’t Get About Poverty
Imagine working from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. seven days a week, 52 weeks a year to afford your one-bedroom.
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Tax Overhaul and the Immorality of Inequality

Tax Overhaul and the Immorality of Inequality
A society that fails to invest in its children, to protect its land and water, or to build a future is courting collapse.
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