Paul Buchheit

Paul Buchheit

screen_shot_2017-01-23_at_8.39.57_am.pngPaul Buchheit is a college teacher, an active member of US Uncut Chicago. His latest book is, Disposable Americans: Extreme Capitalism and the Case for a Guaranteed Income. He is also founder and developer of social justice and educational websites (UsAgainstGreed.org, PayUpNow.org, RappingHistory.org),  and the editor and main author of "American Wars: Illusions and Realities" (Clarity Press). He can be reached at paul [at] UsAgainstGreed [dot] org.

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Thursday, September 30, 2010
Where's the Voice of the Young People?
My generation once shouted down the establishment, protested the war, rejected material possessions. Then the draft ended and we lost our idealism. Now we run the wars. Our arrogant old generals refuse to admit that we don't need the bloated monstrosity that sucks nearly a trillion dollars a year out of the economy. Martin Luther King said it over 40 years ago, when he condemned the spending of billions on war instead of on education and society.
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Thursday, September 02, 2010
Top 10 Reasons for Higher Taxes on the Top 1%
Funding for our country's children is being cut, but we allow a hedge fund manager to make enough money to pay the salaries of every public school teacher in New York City. Most of his earnings are taxed at a rate less than that of his secretary. We haven't been able to do anything about it because the cry of 'socialism' from the top generates fear in the minds of average Americans. It's a meaningless cry. Here are ten reasons why the wealthiest 10% of us, and especially the richest 1%, should be paying higher taxes.
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Thursday, July 22, 2010
Give Us Your Lavishly Rich, Your Xenophobic
Immigrants. Taking our jobs and public assistance. The cause of all our problems. But it's not true. We're blaming people who are struggling day-by-day to survive on their own or support their families, while we applaud a system that allows a financial expert to make enough money to pay the salaries of 50,000 police officers. Here are some facts: The Census Bureau and the World Wealth Report 2010 both report increases for the top 5% of households even during the current recession.
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Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Lottery Economy
Does limited government mean allowing one man to take $4 billion from the economy in one year? Hedge fund manager David Tepper did this in 2009, making enough money to pay the salaries of every police officer, firefighter, and public school teacher in Chicago. To anyone who cries socialism at the first hint of taxes, do you want to accept a system that says a person making a clever bet on the market is 50,000 times more valuable than the person who comes rushing to your house in an emergency?
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Thursday, February 04, 2010
A Progressive Tax: It's Not Socialism, It's Correctionism
People don't want to talk about taxes. Most of us are afraid that a tax increase will impact ALL of us. The media shies away from such a controversial topic. Certainly the rich don't want to talk about it. And even lower-income people seem to have this sense that they will be wealthy someday, and government shouldn't interfere with their plans.
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Monday, April 06, 2009
What Ails America? Giving 20% of Our Money to the Rich
Many people object to any 'redistribution' of income through taxes, because that, in their view, is socialist. It penalizes hard work and success, and it stifles the spirit of innovation. But a great redistribution of wealth has already occurred, in the other direction. From 1980 to 2006 the richest 1% of America nearly tripled their after-tax percentage of our nation's income, while the bottom 90% has seen their share drop over 20%. That's TRIPLED, AFTER-TAX.
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Monday, July 09, 2007
Mainstream Media Where Are You?
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Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Arming Ourselves as the World Burns
Studies by the world's top environmental scientists have confirmed that global warming is very likely caused by human activity and that immediate steps must be taken to avoid further degradation of land and the quality of life. The millions of poor in equatorial areas and the southern hemisphere are particularly vulnerable to temperature increases, flooding, and the potential loss of biodiversity. The scientists involved in these studies emphasized the need for world cooperation in reducing greenhouse emissions.
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