The very rich must pay their fair share, period.
The Trump administration, as have all Republican administrations, is promoting tax cuts for the rich, saying they will “create growth.” Tax cuts actually force cuts in the things our government does to make our lives better.
Tax cuts mean cuts to infrastructure, schools, health care, scientific research and all the things our government does to make our lives better — and to help our economy prosper.
They're here and they're voting Trump.
If you close a factory in the U.S., move the production to a low-wage country, bring the same goods back to the U.S. and sell them in the same stores, you have just "increased trade" because now those goods cross a border.
When the actual text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership is public, we can read, analyze and discuss what has been agreed to in our name.
Areas with higher union membership demonstrate more mobility for low-income children. Which Democratic presidential candidates will come out in favor of strong laws and regulations to advance labor rights?
Unless it's accompanied by some redistributive measures, the call for "opportunity" is likely to become little more than a feel-good mantra that allows this political paralysis to continue.
"Past trade deals haven't always lived up to the hype." So Congress and the public need as much time as it takes to evaluate TPP, and must be allowed to fix problems that might turn up in that time.
Silicon Valley companies pay a lot at the top and almost nothing at the bottom. And the top is mostly white and male; the bottom is mostly people of color. Here's how workers are successfully organizing for a better deal.
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