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Government Study Confirms $7.25 Minimum Wage Is Poverty Trap for Millions of Americans
The $7.25 federal minimum is "a starvation wage that is not enough to keep working families out of poverty," argued Sen. Bernie Sanders
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How to End Crony Capitalism
When it comes to getting big money out of politics and ending crony capitalism, there’s no right or left, and certainly no middle. There’s just democracy or oligarchy.
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What Whales Have to Teach Humans About Capitalism
Any accounting of the commons without acknowledging the presence and interests of others will lead to their continued destruction, to our human detriment as well.
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It’s Time to Stop Using Inmates for Free Labor
While many prison inmates work, there are no laws preventing the prison system from exploiting them for free or cheap labor.
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'The Next Big Fight Begins': Groups Mobilize to Stop 'Grotesque' GOP Tax Cuts
"If enough of us raise our voices, we can make sure that the public learns what's really in the GOP bill and how it will hurt families around the country."
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, center, with fellow Republican leadership on Capitol Hill. News
51 GOP Senators Just Voted To Cut $1.5 Trillion from Medicare and Medicaid To Give Super-Rich and Corporations a Tax Cut
The Republican budget, declared Sen. Sanders after its passage, "is not a bad bill. It's a horrific bill."
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An Independent Thinker’s Guide to the Tax Debate
There's a heist coming. Arm yourself with the facts!
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Mnuchin Gives Away the Game: "It's Very Hard Not to Give Tax Cuts to the Wealthy"
" Guy who wrote Trump's tax plan says that the laws of math basically forced him to give rich people a huge cut."
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Stiffing US Taxpayers on 'Grand Scale,' Fortune 500 Holding $2.6 Trillion Offshore
"As Congress considers proposals to institute a near zero percent tax rate on profits booked offshore by multinational corporations, the findings in this report should give policymakers pause."
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At a time when 44 percent of Americans couldn’t come up with $400 in an emergency—and 9 in 10 prefer economic stability to greater economic mobility—Americans aren’t asking for ponies, presents, or parades. And they’re really not asking for massive tax cuts for millionaires, billionaires, and corporations. Views
For the Cost of Repealing the Estate Tax, Congress Could Buy Everyone in America a Pony
"Alternatively, instead of providing tax cuts for millionaires or ponies for children, lawmakers could also use $1.5 trillion in many other ways to create jobs, reduce child poverty , end homelessness , make college free, or provide paid family leave."
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