One of the main arguments made against keeping alive our welfare programs, and also against creating such wonderful things as job creation programs (like under FDR) and a universal basic income (UBI), is the claim that our government doesn’t have enough money to pay for them, or that to pay for them, the government would have to steal from hard-working people by raising their taxes. This is a very popular argument a lot of people firmly believe in. It is also completely and utterly wrong! I have long wanted to show this in a simple way. The most simple way […]
We hear a lot of talk about the GOP Tax “Reform.” Talk is cheap, though. Let’s take a look at the facts on the ground. According to the politically neutral Tax Policy Center’s analysis, the top 1% of earners would receive about 80% of the tax benefit. That’s pretty grim and leads me to ask: who is financially struggling in our country? Is it the 1%?
On Thursday the 14th of December 2017, our beloved friend and platform for the free exchange of ideas passed away after a long struggle with greedy broadband corporations and their corporate stooges such as Ajit Pai who was sent by Verizon to assassinate Internet Freedom (more commonly known as Internet Neutrality). All its life, the Internet served us as an open platform where facts and ideas could be freely exchanged and suppressed peoples could organize their opposition to despotic regimes and lethal corporations. It has been our platform for grassroots organizing and for getting around the propaganda, lies, and media […]
So, after the Panama Papers, the latest leak, called Paradise Papers, once again reveal how the rich “legally” (but not legitimately!) avoid paying their taxes and make play with their money in even illegal ways, well hidden behind aiding and abetting global institutions. Meanwhile, working Americans are getting squeezed out of their last drop of blood and persecuted like criminals when they have any foreign income, for instance when our jobless economy drives them out of the country or they are married to a foreign spouse. ~ I. Intro First, in case you haven’t heard about the recently published Paradise […]