Not since the Gilded Age, which preceded and precipitated the Great Depression, have so few amassed so much of our nation's riches.
The supercommittee shouldn't have considered this unreasonable, unprincipled, and unfair cost-cutting plan.
Why should I pay no taxes while someone who gets up and goes to work every day does?
Taxing Wall Street, corporations and the wealthy; taxing pollution and ending environmentally harmful subsidies; and cutting military spending to bring America back.
It could raise $100 billion and provide a solution to give retired people the raises they need.
How to pay for the crisis while making our nation more equitable, green, and secure.
How to pay for the crisis while making the country more equitable, green, and secure.
Any agreement that would come forth from the SuperCommittee will inevitably be disastrous for domestic social programs.
There is an economic and moral rationale for increasing taxes on the wealthy.
An equitable tax system -- paying for public services we all use, as well as offering support and a hand-up to those who've lost out in life's lottery -- should demand more of us.