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Republicans, Not Biden, Are About to Raise Your Taxes

Joseph E. Stiglitz New York Times
Buried in Trump's 2017 Tax Cut Act are automatic tax increases every two years from 2021 to 2027. All taxpayers with incomes of $75,000 and under (about 65 percent of taxpayers) will face a higher tax rate in 2027 than in 2019. Elections matter.

Tidbits - February 1, 2018 - Reader Comments: Constitutional Crisis; Tax Cuts Don't Spur Growth; New Charges Against Lac-Mégantic Workers; 'Two-state Solution'; Young Workers and Unions; Football; Students' Right to Vote; Today in history - Start of the s

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Reader Comments: Constitutional Crisis - Trump vs. Truth; Tax Cuts Don't Spur Growth; Need to Drop All New Charges Against Lac-Mégantic Workers; Immigration - and Norwegians; Hugh Masekela; 'Two-state Solution'; Young Workers - Largest Union Gain; Football; Announcements: Jews in American Labor ; Bill Fletcher in Bay Area; Angela Davis, Patrisse Cullors in New York; Students' Right to Vote; Today in history - start of the sit-ins; and more....

‘Competitive’ Distractions

Josh Bivens and Hunter Blair Economic Policy Institute
Cutting corporate tax rates will not create jobs or boost incomes for the vast majority of American families -- the facts you need to shred the myths.

The Great Austerity Shell Game

Richard Wolff The Guardian (UK)
Here's how the capitalist scam works: let government borrow for crisis bailouts, then insist cuts pay for them. Guess who loses.

Making Tax Fair Would Guarantee Social Security for Future Generations

Ellen Dannin, Truthout Op-Ed Truthout
Today, some people believe that Social Security will not be there for them even though there are equitable solutions that will fully fund Social Security for the foreseeable future. In planning for the future of Social Security, Social Security is not a private opt-in or -out choice like the decision to fund an IRA. Instead, for decades, it has involved employees and employers providing secure retirement benefits generation after generation.
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