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Congress Needs to Do More to End Estate Tax Manipulations That Benefit Billionaires

The latest tax proposals in Congress are an okay first step, but don't go far enough to address one of the biggest enablers of dynastic wealth.

Bob Lord ·

'Unacceptable': 3 Corporate Dems Threaten to Block Drug Pricing Reform in Reconciliation Bill

"Any lawmaker that tries to stand in the way is on the wrong side of this issue and on the wrong side of their constituents," said one advocacy group.

Julia Conley ·

'Incredible': Covid Stimulus Funds Reduced Overall US Poverty in 2020

"Giving people money is a great way to fight poverty," said Rep. Jamaal Bowman.

Kenny Stancil ·

'A Monumental Mistake': Wyden Warns House Democrats' Tax Plan Lets Billionaires Off Easy

"It's important to address the fact that billionaire heirs may never pay tax on billions in stock gains."

Jake Johnson ·

House Tax Proposal Fails to Make Billionaires Pay Their Fair Share

The Ways and Means Committee plan would make a down payment on much-needed public investments but doesn't go far enough to address wealth inequality.

Chuck Collins ·

'Billionaires Are Popping Champagne': Progressives Slam House Dems' Tax Plan

"If this proposal becomes law, working people in America will continue to pay almost twice the tax rate of millionaire investors."

Jake Johnson ·

'Step Up and Do the Right Thing': Groups Urge Congress to Pass Build Back Better Bill

"Now is not the time to let deep-pocketed corporate lobbyists stand in the way of vital public investments in an economy that works for all of us."

Brett Wilkins ·

'Tax These Moochers': Top 1% Dodge $163 Billion in Taxes Each Year

"We can no longer tolerate a rigged tax system that allows the top 1% to avoid $163 billion in taxes that they owe," said Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Jake Johnson ·

With 38 Million Facing Food Insecurity, Hunger in US Soared by Nearly 9% in 2020

"The nation avoided mass starvation mostly because the federal government stepped in to dramatically increase food and cash aid."

Kenny Stancil ·

Nobel Economist to Biden: Ditch Fed Chair Powell If You Want to 'Build Back Better'

Economist Joseph Stiglitz said Fed Chair Jerome Powell's refusal to take climate risk seriously should disqualify him for another term.

Kenny Stancil ·

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