We live in an increasingly polarized political landscape. More and more it seems that Americans are entrenched in their views, with little desire or ability to see things from other perspectives.
You can neither cut your way to prosperity nor grow your way out of inequality.
I’m an investor, researcher, and the great-grandson of the meatpacker Oscar Mayer. I’m deeply concerned by the extreme inequalities of income, wealth and opportunity that have opened up in U.S. society.
Our nation is, as it always is, trying to determine what the role of government should be.
Tuesday the Illinois State Senate took a bold step in fighting inequality by becoming the first state chamber in the country to vote in favor of closing the carried interest loophole.
The following letter was sent to the DC Council on May 18, 2017 by The Patriotic Millionaires, the DC Chapter of Resource Generation, and Andy Shallal, DC resident and owner of Busboys and Poets.
Last week the Wall Street Journal Published an opinion piece by Michael Saltsman decrying San Francisco’s minimum wage hike.
Many businesses require employees to agree to non-compete agreements — meaning making the employee agree not to work for any competitor after leaving. There are a few instances in which this is reasonable.
It is absurd to think that corporations, particularly large, multi-national corporations who pay millions in stockholder dividends and corporate bonuses, should pay a lower tax rate than most working Americans.
I am outraged. “45” spent his entire campaign claiming that he would stand up for everyday Americans, and yet his recent tax proposals are nothing more than thinly disguised handouts for the wealthy. Not the wealthy…the super wealthy!
While many conservative members of the House have argued that the AHCA will give people the freedom they need to pick a health care plan that works for them, the truth is very different.
We have a wage problem in the United States. Our current system is not working. It is harming our economy and money is not going to those who need it most but to the wealthiest.
What Speaker Ryan gets wrong is that domestic spending DOES have an impact on the lives of most Americans.
Repealing the ACA tax under Trump’s tax plan will leave a healthcare deficit and is the first step towards ACA repeal, which the Congressional Budget Office reported would kick nearly 24 million Americans off health insurance over the next 10 years.
Under Trump’s proposal the corporate tax rate would be lowered to 15%, but without closing any of the loopholes that would allow this move to be revenue neutral.
The Trump administration proposal — to switch to a territorial system — would mean many large international corporations paying a lot less in taxes to the United States government.
Eliminating the estate tax would only expand the gap between the wealthy, who have never done better, and the majority of Americans, many of whom are still struggling to get by.
The alternative minimum tax, or AMT, exists to keep very wealthy Americans from using deductions and loopholes to avoid paying taxes.
Trump’s plan offers nothing more than a tax cut for corporations and wealthy Americans and a return to the failed policies of trickle-down economics.
How we treat the least in society reflects our values. As a nation, we need to ask ourselves what it really means to be a citizen in America? In fact, we should go further as ask what it means to be a human.