How can the United States afford to keep proving that it’s bad at bringing peace to conflict-ridden Middle Eastern countries?
There would be no need for our elected leaders to trim our safety net if our richest corporations didn’t turn avoiding their fair share of taxes into an art form.
The House Financial Services Committee has just moved to repeal the only statutory provision now on the books that puts real heat on overpaid top executives.
Our reproductive rights are still in danger.
In fact, sequestration will not “gut” our military. Sequestration will take our military budget back to the level it was in 2007, when we were still fighting two wars.
We need to transition away from a fossil-fueled, speculative, exploitative, and militarized economy that serves the needs of Wall Street, Walmart, and Lockheed Martin instead of the American people.
While the White House and much of the media spun the hurried late-night move as a victory for the middle class, it was a win paid for with new tax cuts worth hundreds of billions of dollars for America’s wealthiest families.
“The ‘Fix the Debt’ CEOs are trying to pass themselves off as noble leaders who are willing to compromise in order the save America from financial ruin,” says report co-author Scott Klinger. “In reality, the campaign is a Trojan horse concealing massive corporate tax breaks that would make our debt situation much worse.”
Members of Congress whose votes favor the 99 percent fared well on Election Day.
Voters knew just what to do.
If the Dems win big in November, they should use their newfound political capital.
Use this new tool to see how your lawmakers are doing on inequality and take action.
IPS’s new Congressional Report Card for the 99% grades lawmakers with a grade “A+” through “F” on a series of bills that either “feather the nest of America’s most affluent” or “enhance economic opportunities of our 99 percent.”
The grades are in, and you can see how lawmakers fare on the most important issue of our time: the grand divide between America’s rich and everybody else.
We evaluate how well members of congress do in supporting legislation and measures to narrow America’s widening economic divide.