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Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Is a Giant Public Subsidy to Developers and Investors

The American people shouldn’t have to pay—twice over—for the wrong infrastructure. But that’s what would happen in this huge and unnecessary tax giveaway to the rich.

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How Not to Balance the Budget on the Backs of the Poor (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

Donald Trump wants to slash services for the underprivileged to expand the military and give corporations and rich Americans big tax cuts. 

Posted on May 31, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN



Trump’s Tax Plan Draws Immediate Criticism From Progressives

The plan prompts allegations of conflicts of interest and excessive benefits to the wealthy.

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The New Meals on Wheels









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Donald Trump’s Infrastructure Scam (Video)

By Robert Reich / RobertReich.org

Our country is in dire need of massive investments in infrastructure, but what the president is proposing is nothing more than a huge tax giveaway for the rich.

Posted on Jan 24, 2017 WATCH & LISTEN


‘The Young Turks’: Trump’s Election Puts $36,000 Into Pockets of Every U.S. Millionaire (Video)

On the online news show, Cenk Uygur, John Iadarola and Jimmy Dore break down the reasons Republicans want to ax President Obama’s Affordable Care Act.

Posted on Dec 15, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Trump’s Trickle-Down Populism

The president-elect has shown no interest in changing rules that for more than three decades have imposed unrelenting pressure on American companies to cut their payrolls by shipping jobs abroad or replacing them with automated machinery.

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What Donald Trump Means for the Economy

Trump and congressional Republicans will be able to pass an agenda that jeopardizes middle-class Americans.

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Tax Loophole Can Reward Excessive Water Use in Drought-Stricken West

Experts fear tax deductions for water use as a “depleted asset” could actually worsen the crisis as rivers and reservoirs dry up.

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Trump’s Economic Plan









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Tax Cuts









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How States Are Redistributing the Wealth

In 2008, candidate Obama was lambasted for supposedly endorsing policies of wealth redistribution. Yet only a few years later, the most explicit examples of such redistribution are happening in the states, and often at the urging of Republicans.

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Tree for the Forest









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Jolly Old Elephant









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How Rich People Create Jobs









GOP politicians cut taxes for rich people and big corporations. Rich people use the money they would have spent on taxes to hire part-time, low-wage workers. Workers manufacture products for rich people to sell. Products don't sell because low-wage workers have little money, pension or social security. Rich people lay off workers and keep the money.
Posted on Dec 3, 2013 ENLARGE


Hammock









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Rich Vs. Poor









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Corporate Tax Rate Cut









Posted on Aug 4, 2013 ENLARGE


Watch Out for the Right Hook









Posted on Jan 9, 2013 ENLARGE



Democracy Now!

A ‘Manufactured Non-Solution’ to a ‘Manufactured’ Crisis (Video)

Phony-baloney tax cuts, a delay in spending reductions, an increase in the deficit and lots more work to be done—Heidi Moore at The Guardian details the fiscal cliff solution that isn’t.

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Handing Over the Baton









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Happy New Fiscal Cliff









Posted on Dec 28, 2012 ENLARGE


Snow Job









Posted on Dec 28, 2012 ENLARGE


Fiscal Clown Car









Posted on Dec 28, 2012 ENLARGE


Mayan Fiscal Cliff









Posted on Dec 20, 2012 ENLARGE


’Twas the Night Before Tax Cuts









Posted on Dec 20, 2012 ENLARGE


Ghost of the Cliff









Posted on Dec 16, 2012 ENLARGE


Wonderland on a Cliff

Are you as sick of the “fiscal cliff” as I am? Actually, that’s a trick question. You couldn’t possibly be.

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Not So Wise Men









Posted on Dec 13, 2012 ENLARGE


List of Demands









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Rewriting the Law of Gravity









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Boehner and McConnell









Posted on Dec 7, 2012 ENLARGE


Fiscal Cliff









Posted on Dec 6, 2012 ENLARGE


Tax Cuts









Posted on Dec 6, 2012 ENLARGE


Not My Ebenezer









Posted on Dec 5, 2012 ENLARGE


Grinch Old Party









Posted on Dec 3, 2012 ENLARGE



White House / Pete Souza

Opening Positions on the Cliff Deal: Deja Vu All Over Again

By signaling its willingness not to raise top rates as high as they were under President Clinton and to cut some $400 billion from projected increases in Medicare and other entitlement spending, the White House has ceded important ground.

Posted on Nov 29, 2012 READ MORE


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Let the Bush Tax Cuts for the Wealthy Expire Already

Now is the time to hold Democrats accountable and ensure that we do deficit reduction in a way that is fair, while also protecting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid.

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 READ MORE


Bungee-Jumping Over the Fiscal Cliff

What’s the best way to pressure Republicans into agreeing to extend the Bush tax cuts for the middle class while ending them for the wealthy?

Posted on Nov 28, 2012 READ MORE


Santa Obama and the GOP









Posted on Nov 25, 2012 ENLARGE



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Preserve Benefits: Cut Gouging and Inequities

Congress is still talking about a “Grand Bargain” that “balances” far more spending cuts than tax increases. That is another way of saying that you – the consumer of Medicare and Medicaid services, the recipient of Social Security, and the average taxpayer — will take the brunt of the spending cuts.

Posted on Nov 14, 2012 READ MORE


The Next Game of Economic Chicken: Taxing the Rich

The game of chicken isn’t about how much or when we cut the budget deficit. Or even whether the upcoming “fiscal cliff” poses a danger to the economy.

Posted on Nov 10, 2012 READ MORE



Pete Souza/The White House

Obama’s Next Economy: Why He Must Reframe the Economic Debate

When the applause among Democrats and recriminations among Republicans begin to quiet down the president will have to make some big decisions. The biggest is on the economy.

Posted on Nov 7, 2012 READ MORE


20 Percent Tax Cut









Posted on Oct 20, 2012 ENLARGE



Ryan Meets Adelson, White House Race Gets Nastier, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Romney budget specifics and why the 2012 Congress could be one of the worst ever.

Posted on Aug 15, 2012 READ MORE


IRS Form 1040 Buffett









Posted on Apr 16, 2012 ENLARGE


What’s in a Name? George W. Regrets Dubbing Those ‘Bush Tax Cuts’

When George W. Bush made his first public appearance in many months to discuss economic policy in New York on Tuesday, his utterances may have revealed more than he intended.

Posted on Apr 12, 2012 READ MORE


Richie Republican









Posted on Dec 10, 2011 ENLARGE



DonkeyHotey (CC-BY)

On Deadline, No Sign of a Debt Deal

Talks between congressional leaders charged with coming up with a plan by Wednesday to cut the national deficit by $1.2 trillion have descended into squabbling and finger-pointing, suggesting that automatic cuts to domestic programs, Medicare and defense spending—rather than a mix of cuts and tax increases—are inevitable. (more)

Posted on Nov 20, 2011 READ MORE


Bernanke’s Railroad









Posted on Oct 9, 2011 ENLARGE


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