He suggests the plan, expected to pass in Congress next week, could lead to explosive growth. But many economists are doubtful, and critics warn of its effect on the U.S. debt.
One reason people are quiescent in the face of racist, sexist, ecocidal outrage is their belief that Russiagate special prosecutor Robert Mueller will save them.
The veteran journalist shares his thoughts on the Republican tax bill and class warfare in our "age of unreason."
The president is reportedly looking at a plan that would eliminate much of the payroll tax that funds the critical safety-net program.
The president-elect represents the late stage of capitalism, when corporations, no longer able to generate profits at former levels, pillage the government and society for profit. However, he will be vulnerable to impeachment if we take to the streets.
Data from the Government Accountability Office showed that people over the age of 50 are the fastest-growing group with student debt, outpacing younger generations.
For starters, the Libertarian Party presidential candidate supports the Trans-Pacific Partnership, fracking and "massive cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and social welfare programs of all kinds," writes Mother Jones blogger Kevin Drum.
In a letter to The Guardian, a reader looks at the dark legacies of “economic hardship and social deprivation” and sees in Bernie Sanders, who lost several family members in the Holocaust, a presidential candidate who grasps that social security and empowerment can protect a population from the potentially deadly “seduction of scapegoating” minorities and the underrepresented.
Now that the "surging Sanders" is starting to reveal himself as a strong contender for the Democratic nomination in the polls, "The Daily Show" decided to give viewers a brief primer on who the Vermont senator is and what he stands for.
“My plan is just to work until I die.” That’s how my mom sums up her retirement prospects.