‘The Era of Trickle-Down Tax Cuts For the Wealthy Is Over’

The caption is a play on President Bill Clinton’s oft-quoted line “the era of big government is over.” People always forget that it was immediately followed by “but we cannot go back to the time when our citizens were left to fend for themselves. We must go forward as one America, one nation working together, to meet … Read more

The COVID-19 Relief Bill Is ‘A Big Effin’ Deal’ (As Joe Biden Might Say) (Updated)

The “lamestream media” coverage of passage of the COVID-19 Relief bill tended to focus on the fact that it was not “bipartisan,” i.e., that not one Republican in Congress voted for the most popular bill since raising the minimum wage in 2007, supported by 76% of Americans and even 60% of Republicans. That is almost … Read more

Republicans Have Opposed Every Democratic President’s Economic Stimulus Bill For Almost 30 Years

The U.S. had a recession in 1990-91 during George H.W. Bush’s one term as president. Although the recession was relatively mild and short-lived, it was characterized by a jobless recovery. Unemployment continued to rise in 1992, an election year, and was a contributing factor to Governor Bill Clinton defeating George H.W. Bush that year for … Read more

Action Alert: COVID-19 Relief Bill In The House Next Week – Call Your Member of Congress

On Friday, CNN reported that House Democrats unveil full $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill with minimum wage increase: House Democrats took another step Friday in their effort to advance a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, releasing the full bill text, which includes an increase in the federal minimum wage to$15 per hour, $1,400 direct checks … Read more

America’s Future: Trillionaire Trust Fund Babies?

Billionaire wealth is exploding. They’re passing that wealth to heirs and heiresses virtually tax-free. [Distributed via OtherWords.org] History doesn’t repeat itself, but sometimes, as the old saw goes, it rhymes. Take this year’s Forbes 400. If you listen close enough, you can hear echoes of the first Forbes list back in 1982 — you just have to turn it … Read more