By Chuck Collins | – (Institute for Policy Studies) – Sen. Wyden’s billionaires income tax tapping those huge returns could raise big revenue to fund President Biden’s Build Back Better investment plan. America’s billionaires have grown $2.1 trillion richer during the pandemic, their collective fortune skyrocketing by 70 percent—from just short of $3 trillion at […]
Biden’s Return to the Paris Agreement Is Just the Beginning
By Lorah Steichen | – (Originally in National Priorities Project) (Institute for Policy Studies ) – On his first day in office, President Joe Biden made good on his campaign promise to rejoin the Paris Climate Agreement on day one. On Feb. 19, the reentry formally went into effect. Amid a climate emergency that is […]
Republican Voter Suppression and Election Theft outdoes anything Putin could Dream of
By Robert P. Alvarez | – (OtherWords.or) – When turnout climbs, Republicans lose. No wonder they’re closing polling places and purging voters all over the country. It’s true: Four of the five states with the highest voter turnout voted blue in the last presidential and midterm elections. All are crucial swing states. In 2016, the […]
Is Bernie Sanders Right that 3 Billionaires Have more Wealth than Half of America?
By Chuck Collins | – And in addition to the 3 billionaires Bernie mentioned, we should also be worried about the expanding fortunes of multi-generational wealth dynasties. The wealthiest 3 billionaires in the U.S. –Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett — now have as much wealth as the bottom half of the U.S. population […]