Economy

Congresswoman Pressley Presses Mnuchin to Explain Delay of Harriet Tubman's $20 Bill

Congresswoman Pressley Presses Mnuchin to Explain Delay of Harriet Tubman's $20 Bill
"#RepresentationMatters," tweeted Rep. Ayanna Pressley on Wednesday, after Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that a planned redesign of the $20 bill—which would have featured abolitionist and suffragist Harriet Tubman—will not meet an initial 2020 deadline as planned.
In 2016, the Obama administration annou
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Trump Wants to Sell Public Power Agencies to Wall Street

Trump Wants to Sell Public Power Agencies to Wall Street
"Raising electricity prices has been a consistent Trump administration policy."
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That Grifty Thing Stephen Moore Did With Herman Cain—and the Koch Brothers’ Blessing

That Grifty Thing Stephen Moore Did With Herman Cain—and the Koch Brothers’ Blessing
Another reason senators might want to nix Stephen Moore's nomination to the Fed: His part in the grifty Prosperity 101 seminars he did with Herman Cain.
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Trump Team Wants to Slash Overtime Pay for Millions

Trump Team Wants to Slash Overtime Pay for Millions
The Trump administration really has no shortage of ways to hurt workers.
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And Now This Message From Some Very Rich People: 'Please Raise Our Taxes'

And Now This Message From Some Very Rich People: 'Please Raise Our Taxes'
If their taxes are raised, wrote 48 millionaires to New York lawmakers, "most of us will literally not notice the difference."
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Despite $21 Billion Giveaway From GOP Tax Scam, Big Banks Cut Jobs and Slashed Lending

Despite $21 Billion Giveaway From GOP Tax Scam, Big Banks Cut Jobs and Slashed Lending
"This is the GOP tax cut in action: screwing over working families and handing out tax breaks to large banks and corporations."
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Why Universal Basic Income Is Not the Solution We Think It Is

Why Universal Basic Income Is Not the Solution We Think It Is
The racial wealth gap is real. But a guaranteed income is not going to fix it.
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New Research Exposes "Stealth Politics" of America's 100 Richest Billionaires

New Research Exposes "Stealth Politics" of America's 100 Richest Billionaires
Decade-long analysis shows "most U.S. billionaires have given large amounts money—and many have engaged in intense activity—to advance unpopular, inequality-exacerbating, highly conservative economic policies."
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Poll:Clear Majority of Americans Prefer Rolling Back Trump Tax Cuts to Reduce Deficit

Poll:Clear Majority of Americans Prefer Rolling Back Trump Tax Cuts to Reduce Deficit
"Working families shouldn't have to pay for the GOP tax bill. The rich and big corporations must pay their fair share of taxes!"
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Less Than Year After GOP Tax Scam, Six Biggest Banks Already Raked in $9 Billion in Extra Profits

Less Than Year After GOP Tax Scam, Six Biggest Banks Already Raked in $9 Billion in Extra Profits
Wall Street's latest earning report provides further evidence of "just how rigged the system is against working people and the middle class."
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