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Let’s Pull the Child Tax Credit from the Ashes of the Social Infrastructure Bill

A permanent child tax credit should appeal to Democrats and Republicans alike. Here's why.

Andrew Wolk ·


Is Higher Education a Pyramid Scheme?

How college is like the airplane game.

Rebecca Gordon ·


Biden's Permanent SNAP Boost 'Will Transform Lives,' Say Anti-Poverty Advocates

The USDA's record 27% increase in food stamp benefits "is a large advance for poverty reduction, nutrition, and opportunity for children," said one economist.

Kenny Stancil ·


Jayapal Says There's Nothing 'Moderate' About Tanking Medicare Expansion, Climate Action

"This is the Democratic agenda, it's the president's agenda, and it's what we promised people across America. Now we must deliver."

Jake Johnson ·


What the GOP’s Turn Away from Free Market Economics Actually Is About

When Republicans talk up “a capitalism for the common good,” hold onto your wallets.

Mike Lofgren ·


One-Time 99% Tax on Billionaires' Pandemic Profits Could Fund Vaccines for the Entire World

"The obscene levels of wealth gained from the pandemic by a handful of mega rich individuals should immediately be taxed at 99%―enough to fully vaccinate everyone on Earth and help millions of workers."

Jake Johnson ·


Wealthiest Netted Billions From Trump Tax Cut They Helped Write: Report

ProPublica's new investigation reveals how the pass-through businesses deduction benefited the nation's richest.

Andrea Germanos ·


Without Single GOP Vote, Senate Approves $3.5 Trillion Budget Blueprint

Sen. Bernie Sanders slammed Republicans for complaining about Democrats' use of budget reconciliation, noting that the GOP recently used the same process to force through massive tax cuts for the rich.

Jake Johnson ·


Since 1978, CEO Pay Has Risen 1,322%. Typical Worker Pay? Just 18%

"The economy would suffer no harm if CEOs were paid less (or were taxed more)."

Jake Johnson ·


Sanders Hails $3.5 Trillion Resolution as Most 'Consequential' Proposal Since the New Deal

"For too many decades, Congress has ignored the needs of the working class, the elderly, the children, the sick, and the poor. Now is the time for bold action."

Jake Johnson ·

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