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Top GOP senators propose repealing estate tax, which is expected to be paid by fewer than 2,000 Americans a year
The proposal, backed by three of the top Republicans in the Senate, comes as leading Democrats call for dramatically increasing taxes on the wealthy.
endOfTheGOP  plutocracy 
7 weeks ago by joeybaker
Ross: 'I don't quite understand why' federal workers need food banks during shutdown
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Thursday that he was confused why thousands of federal workers, who’ve already missed one paycheck, are relying on food banks during the partial government shutdown.
plutocracy 
7 weeks ago by joeybaker
Rand Paul, Enemy Of Socialized Medicine, Will Go To Canada For Surgery
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) will travel to Canada in late January to get hernia surgery, related to the attack he...
kleptocracy  plutocracy 
9 weeks ago by joeybaker
Salesforce CEO: tech billionaires 'hoard their money' and won't help homeless
In Guardian interview, Marc Benioff calls out Twitter’s Jack Dorsey and others for failing to give back to city where they got rich
plutocracy 
october 2018 by joeybaker
It may be better to be born rich than gifted - The least-gifted children of high-income parents graduate from college at higher rates than the most-gifted children of low-income parents, finds a new study in Nature Genetics.
The least-gifted children of high-income parents graduate from college at higher rates than the most-gifted children of low-income parents, and other dispatches from the point where genetics intersects with economics.
plutocracy 
october 2018 by joeybaker
Nikki Haley: 'Ridiculous' for UN to analyze poverty in America. UN reports 40 million live in poverty in the USA and 40% of Americans don't have 400 USD in savings
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Thursday dismissed a poverty report by the United Nations, saying it’s “ridiculous” for the intergovernmental body to analyze American poverty.
endOfTheUSEmpire  governmentIncompetence  plutocracy  casteingTheLowerClass 
june 2018 by joeybaker
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