Morris Pearl

Morris Pearl

Morris Pearl currently serves as Chair of the Board of the Patriotic Millionaires, a group of 200 high-net-worth Americans who are committed to building a more prosperous, stable, and inclusive nation. The group focuses on promoting public policy solutions that encourage political equality, guarantee a sustaining wage for working Americans, and ensure that millionaires, billionaires, and corporations pay their fair share of taxes.  Follow him on Twitter: @morris_pearl

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Special treatment for the rich is enshrined into the most fundamental building blocks of the tax code. (Photo: Erik McGregor/LightRocket via Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Our Tax System, Not Trump, Is the Scandal. It's Designed to Help Rich People Avoid Taxes.
The New York Times detailed years of aggressive tax evasion by President Donald Trump in its bombshell report . It seems obvious based on the numbers, including the fact that he paid no federal income taxes whatsoever in 10 of the last 15 years and that he paid just $750 a year in both 2016 and...
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Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris confer on stage outside the Chase Center after Biden delivered his acceptance speech on the fourth night of the Democratic National Convention from the Chase Center on August 20, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Why the DNC's Platform Will Guarantee a Loss If Democrats Don't Do More
Nearly six months into the pandemic, the term “unprecedented” remains the only word to accurately describe the economic, health, and social challenges we currently face. In our country’s 200+ year history, we’ve never seen nearly half the country jobless, over 40 million people at risk of eviction...
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Wearing a scarf over her mouth and nose, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is surrounded by security and staff as she arrives for her weekly news conference during the novel coronavirus pandemic at the U.S. Capitol April 24, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) Views
Friday, April 24, 2020
Democrats Are Insulting American People by Repeatedly Saying 'Next Time' on Real Covid-19 Relief
Since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, Congress has poured trillions of dollars into relief efforts that mostly benefit wealthy individuals and big corporations. From a $500 billion corporate slush funds with the barest of oversight, $195 billion in tax cuts for millionaires, and $350 billion in...
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Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Trump's Budget for a Nightmare America
On Monday, President Trump released his 2019 budget proposal, a plan that outlines a series of massive cuts to vital public programs in the ludicrously titled “A Budget for a Better America.” While this is just a list of funding ideas that mean nothing without Congressional approval, it outlines...
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One year after its passage, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act deserves a failing grade. (Photo: J. Scott Applewhite / AP) Views
Monday, December 31, 2018
Republican Tax Cut Made Me Richer and Kept Working Americans Stagnant
One year ago, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law, promising a “bill for the middle class and a bill for jobs” that would be “a tremendous thing for the American people.” Corporate CEOs and wealthy shareholders may be celebrating, but middle-class Americans are still waiting...
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Without adequate regulation, there’s no world in which bankers voluntarily refrain from taking reckless bets again and again, until we’re right back where we were 10 years ago. (Photo: Justin Lane/epa-EFE) Views
Friday, September 14, 2018
Remember the Lehman Brothers Crisis. We Need Wall Street Rules, Not Trump's Deregulation
Lehman Bros., one of the largest investment banks in the USA, filed for bankruptcy protection a decade ago Saturday and triggered the worst financial crisis in modern American history. In the aftermath of the financial system’s collapse, as the excesses of Wall Street were revealed to the American...
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Monday, April 18, 2016
Patriotic Philanthropy?
Alec MacGillis’ piece “The Billionaires’ Loophole,” published March 14, 2016, ostensibly explores the fairness of the carried interest tax loophole, a giveaway to fund managers that “helps” increase their capacity to charitably fund projects that the government isn’t able to complete. The help...
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