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Are we witnessing a fundamental change in how the public views corporate incentive packages, and the craven submissiveness of elected officials who hand them out? Read more

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We lose close to $70 billion annually in corporate tax revenue due to tax havens, an amount equal to nearly 20 percent of the total corporate tax revenue collected each year. Read more

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Dorothea Lange

Forty-five states have regressive tax codes. State and local policies could change that. Read more

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Undocumented immigrants are being hunted down and kicked out of the country—but Washington remains more than happy to take their taxes. Read more

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Contrary to Trump’s promises, the tax cuts for working people are “so small they could be erased by your rising health-insurance premiums. The same cannot be said for the rich- by 2027, the top 1 percent will be gobbling up 83 percent of tax cuts. Read more

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Randen Pederson

Hell, with my newfound largess, I may even decide to splurge and buy organic bananas. Read more

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George Hodan

In stories and statistics, Alston’s report presents a shocking portrait of mass unemployment, child poverty and homelessness in America—at this time when Republicans are determined to cut social services for those who need them most. Read more

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We all get growing inequality for Christmas, hooray! Check out this astounding holiday gift list! Read more

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“If you had asked me in January where we would be today, I would have painted a darker picture. The reason is the millions of people who have called. emailed, gotten arrested, stood in the freezing cold to sing tax-themed carols and everything else.” Read more

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Jesse Myerson

Constituents visited Indiana Rep. Trey Hollingsworth's office to confront him about the tax bill. They were stonewalled for eight hours. Read more

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One of the remarked-upon features of the House version of the Republican tax bill currently headed to reconciliation is that it would tax tuition waivers given to graduate students as income. Graduate students are ready to fight back. Read more

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Members of Manufactured Home Action, a nationwide organization of mobile home residents, are fighting to connect their struggles around housing to the broad struggle against inequality. Read more

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Sarah Bigney

Maine Senator Susan Collins was one of three votes to stop ACA repeal. But last week, after getting empty promises that are already being walked back, she voted for a tax bill that include big healthcare cuts. Her constituents are not pleased. Read more

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The interests of students, student loan borrowers and investments in higher education are being sacrificed on the altar of trickle down economics. Read more

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Sarah Jaffe and Jody Calemine talk about the new tax bill,and its striking similarities to Reaganomics. Read more

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“Most people want to see the wealthy pay their fair share and to see government budgets that actually invest in and create jobs as opposed to just sprinkling helicopter-loads full of cash on rich zip codes.” Read more

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Hurry, hurry, hurry! (Before anyone has a chance to read the fine print.) Read more

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Marinus van Reymerswaele

Trump University—notorious for fleecing its students—is the perfect metaphor for the Donald Trump-Paul Ryan $1.5 trillion tax plan, heavily tilted toward corporations and the rich. Read more

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When President Trump isn’t tormenting the families of fallen soldiers, he’s hard at work trying to give rich people a fat tax cut. In fairness, he isn’t the only one trying to give a big handout to wealthy people. Read more

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