Economy

Trump Plan Would Bypass Congress to Hand Rich Another $100 Billion in Tax Cuts

Trump Plan Would Bypass Congress to Hand Rich Another $100 Billion in Tax Cuts
The U.S. apparently can't afford single-payer, but the question of cost "never applies to billion dollar transfers to the one percent."
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Robert Reich: Why Wages Are Going Nowhere

Robert Reich: Why Wages Are Going Nowhere
America doesn’t have a jobs crisis. It has a good jobs crisis.
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With Everyone Focused on Trump, GOP Unveils Plan for More Corporate Tax Cuts

With Everyone Focused on Trump, GOP Unveils Plan for More Corporate Tax Cuts
American wages on average are down 9.3 percent since the GOP's first tax cut plan went into effect in January.
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Trump official dismisses US farmers facing huge losses from trade war

Trump official dismisses US farmers facing huge losses from trade war
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue belittled American farmers on Wednesday.
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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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