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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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Pramila Jayapal

Pramila Jayapal is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives where she represents Washington state's 7th District. Follow her on Twitter: @RepJayapal

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We Must Do What Is Popular and Right, and Expand Medicare

We cannot come out of this national public health crisis only to retain the status quo—one that leaves at least 87 million uninsured or underinsured.

Pramila Jayapal ·


Ending Poverty in the Richest Country on Earth

Let's be clear: poverty exists because we allow it to exist.

Barbara Lee ·


It Is Imperative We Fix the Gaping Holes in Medicare

Since its inception in 1965, Medicare has not covered such basic health-care needs as hearing, dental care, and vision.

Bernie Sanders ·


We Can and Must Do Better: Why I Will Vote No on the HEROES Act

Our response here in Congress must match the true scale of this devastating crisis. The Heroes Act—while it contains many important provisions—simply fails to do that.

Pramila Jayapal ·


It’s Time for Democrats to Get Their Facts Right on Medicare-for-all

The Medicare-for-all movement has overwhelming public support, unprecedented grass-roots organization, and a serious plan that is ready to change our health-care system right now.

Pramila Jayapal ·


A $15 Minimum Wage Is Exactly What Our Economy Needs

The Raise the Wage Act is an opportunity for Congress to restore dignity to work and stability to the lives of millions who work hard every day for less and less

Mark Pocan ·


Democrats Are Missing An Enormous Opportunity To Lead On Sexual Harassment

We lose all moral authority to call out the abominable behavior of Moore and Trump if we refuse to call it out on our own side.

Pramila Jayapal ·


Why I Introduced the College for All Act

There’s nothing normal about graduating with massive student debt.

Pramila Jayapal ·

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