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Tax the Wealthy 75% and Do It Now

Sam Pizzigati LA Progressive
Congress hiked the nation’s top-bracket tax rate to around 90% for two decades to see the emergence in the United States of the world’s first mass middle class.

Bernie Sanders on the State of the Working Class in America

Bernie Sanders Our Revolution
I see a nation where 63 percent of workers live paycheck to paycheck — paycheck to paycheck. What does that mean? It means that every day you are living under incredible stress — scared to death that if your car breaks down, if your kid gets sick, if your landlord raises the rent, if you get divorced or separated, if you become pregnant, if for whatever reason you lose your job, you will find yourself in the midst of a financial catastrophe.

This Week, Billionaires Made a Strong Case for Abolishing Themselves

Anand Giridharadas New York Times
One after another, four of our best-known billionaires laid waste to the image of benevolent saviors carefully cultivated by their class. It is a commendable sacrifice, because they exist only because we embrace certain myths about them.

Friday Nite Videos | June 24, 2022

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Jordan Klepper Shows Trump Supporters Jan. 6 Hearing Clips. The Pandemic's Unequal Toll. How Realistic Is Your Favorite Movie Dinosaur Scene? Lauren Boebert's Jesus Christ Superstar. In Buffalo's Black Community: "I Can't Promise Them Safety."

The Pandemic's Unequal Toll

The pandemic has touched every corner of the globe, but its impacts have not fallen on everybody equally. The latest data and projections in two fundamental areas - health and wealth.

In Politics, Money Will Always Talk. Unless…

Sam Pizzigati Inequality.org
The primary problem in a deeply unequal democracy will never be the influence we allow the wealthy to bring to bear on our politics. The primary problem remains concentrated wealth itself, the huge gap between the wealthy and everyone else.

Bernie Sanders on the Worldwide Oligarchy

Bernie Sanders berniesanders.com
'We are in a struggle between a progressive movement that mobilizes around a shared vision of prosperity, security and dignity for all people, against one that defends oligarchy and massive global income and wealth inequality'
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