Plutocracy

House GOP Pushing for Exemption, Corporate Gift for Data Transparency Haters

House GOP Pushing for Exemption, Corporate Gift for Data Transparency Haters
The House GOP is pushing for an exemption that would allow big corporations to forgo publishing financial information – a huge setback for advocates of open data and transparency.
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Public (Employment) Enemy #1: The Trade Deficit

Public (Employment) Enemy #1: The Trade Deficit
There is a direct correlation between the lack of well-paying jobs, the budget deficit and the US' trade deficit. Simply put, if we were to stop sending as much money and many jobs overseas, we'd reap benefits in myriad ways.
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Bought and Paid For: CA State Senators in Pocket of Big Oil Won't Back Fracking Moratorium

Bought and Paid For: CA State Senators in Pocket of Big Oil Won't Back Fracking Moratorium
Big Oil's money worked. Spending $1.5M on state senators got them the votes to sink a moratorium on fracking in California.
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How Did This Happen? While Overall Wages Stagnate, CEO Pay at All-Time High

How Did This Happen? While Overall Wages Stagnate, CEO Pay at All-Time High
CEOs' pay is soaring – now at an average of $10.5 million a year – while the rest of us schmoes are left with stagnating wages. But it doesn't have to be this way.
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Rules Change for Dark Money Groups Won't Kick In Til After Election, IRS Says

Rules Change for Dark Money Groups Won't Kick In Til After Election, IRS Says
There was some small hope that the IRS would effect some common sense rules changes prior to this year's elections, but those hopes have been dashed. Dark money groups will continue their unfettered spending after the IRS announced a delay in a reporting change for 'social welfare' nonprofits.
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Supreme Court's McCutcheon Decision: A Nail in Democracy's Coffin

Supreme Court's McCutcheon Decision: A Nail in Democracy's Coffin
Can democracy withstand the assault? Corporate cronyism has run amok, and the term 'plutocracy' has been thrown around reputable news sites, not just the fringe. The Supreme Court's McCutcheon decision seems just another nail in the coffin, and a far cry from the noble institutions our founding fathers envisioned.
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New Definitions for a New World: 'Koch Brothers Capitalism'

New Definitions for a New World: 'Koch Brothers Capitalism'
By labeling a type of capitalism, the action implies that there are other kinds of capitalism. And that means that capitalism doesn't have to be the way people like the Koch Brothers are making it. So, what is Koch Brothers Capitalism and can America survive its reign?
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New Reports Show Economists Paid by Very Industry They're Supposed to Objectively Analyze

New Reports Show Economists Paid by Very Industry They're Supposed to Objectively Analyze
Have you ever wondered why an economist would say that giving tax cuts to the rich makes the economy better? Or why they say that getting rid of unions is good for the economy? It turns out that many of the industry's experts are paid quite handsomely — by the very industry that they're supposed to be analyzing without bias.
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Corporate Welfare State: Big Business Taxed at 12.6 Percent, Half of What Teachers Pay

Corporate Welfare State: Big Business Taxed at 12.6 Percent, Half of What Teachers Pay
A new study shows that the big U.S. companies paid only 12.6 percent in taxes on their reported worldwide profits in 2010. Corporate taxes have gone from 5-6 percent of GDP down to only a third of that. The corporate share of all taxes paid has gone from 28 percent to a third of that, too. And these lower taxes have hurt — not helped — our economy and country.
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NC State Senator Calls ‘Moral Monday’ Protesters ‘Moral Morons’

NC State Senator Calls ‘Moral Monday’ Protesters ‘Moral Morons’
Since April, North Carolina citizens have gathered at the state capital in Raleigh for “Moral Monday” rallies and acts of civil disobedience to protest the the cruel things Republican legislators are doing to the people of the state. Nearly 400 people have been arrested and now their elected representation is labeling the Gandhi and Dr. King inspired protests as a "circus" of "morons."
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