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Why are the billionaires always laughing?

Because they know the corporate media will never call bullshit on their bullshit.

Why are the billionaires laughing?

It’s easy to laugh when the corporate press treats you as a glorious success instead of the epitome of a broken social order. Billionaires laugh because they know the corporate media prefers to fawn over them rather than hold them to account.

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A column by Abby Zimet
A column by Abby Zimet

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Abby Zimet · Oct 23, 2021

As Sinema Blocks Corporate Rate Hike, Demand Grows for Billionaire Tax

"It seems truly unhinged to look at a country full of working people struggling to get by... and decide that it's more important to preserve low tax rates for billionaires and corporations than it is to make significant investments in our families."
Julia Conley ·

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