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'Pathetic': Congress Passes Covid Relief Bill With Billions in Gifts for the Wealthy, $600 Checks for the Working Class

"You're getting a one-time $600 check to survive a pandemic, but hey, at least lobbyists can get their three-martini lunches delivered."

Jake Johnson ·


'Slap in the Face for People Suffering Across the Country': Critics Slam Watered-Down Covid Relief Deal

"Congress must pass this bill to address the immediate need, but let's be clear: this should be considered a down payment at best."

Kenny Stancil ·


'$600 Is Not Enough,' Say Progressives as Congressional Leaders Reach Covid Relief Deal

"How are the millions of people facing evictions, remaining unemployed, standing in food bank and soup kitchen lines supposed to live off of $600? We didn't send help for eight months."

Jake Johnson ·


Republican Senator Who Voted for Trump's $1.5 Trillion Tax Cut for the Rich Blocks $1,200 Stimulus Checks

"Millions are falling into poverty, and Ron Johnson—who loves tax cuts for the rich—is blocking help."

Jake Johnson ·


New Research Shows 'Pandemic Profits' of Billionaires Could Fully Fund $3,000 Stimulus Checks for Every Person in US

"America's billionaires could pay for a major Covid relief bill and still not lose a dime of their pre-virus riches."

Jake Johnson ·



As Pandemic Soars to Deadly New Heights, 'Conservative Ideology Itself' Blamed for Disastrous US Response

"The conservative belief that government is more often the problem than the solution," argue two progressive analysts, "made it practically inevitable that Republicans would render their own government ineffective."

Jake Johnson ·


Critics Smell 'Economic Sabotage' as McConnell Unveils Covid Plan With $0 for Unemployment Boost, Direct Payments

"McConnell is making it pretty clear that if Dems don't win the Georgia Senate races, he will cripple the American economy, hoping it will let the GOP win the midterm."

Jake Johnson ·


Progressive Coalition Stages Worldwide Black Friday Protests to 'Make Amazon Pay'

The corporation is trying to pacify workers with holiday bonuses of $150 to $300, even though "Jeff Bezos could pay a $105,000 bonus to every Amazon worker and still be as rich as he was at the start of the pandemic."

Kenny Stancil ·


'The Real Looting in America Is the Walton Family': GAO Report Details How Taxpayers Subsidize Cruel Low Wages of Corporate Giants

"I say to the Walton family: Get off welfare," declared Sen. Bernie Sanders in response to the government study he commissioned. "Pay your workers a living wage—at least $15 an hour."

Jon Queally ·

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