I will never accept a system that enables 745 billionaires to add $2.1 trillion to their wealth in 19 months but doesn’t raise the $7.25 minimum wage for 12 years.
What if we did something “radical” and built a government that fought for working class people, and not just billionaires?
under white domination we consistently celebrate the “first black …” because we’ve been taught that assimilation into white society means safety, upward mobility, liberation. beyond how this can lead to black children idolizing the first black billionaire or war criminal,
There are 4.3 million children in poverty in the UK. There are 171 Billionaires. That's why at next week's budget, I'll keep fighting for a Wealth Tax on the super-rich.
The top 1% now has more wealth than the entire middle class combined. Billionaires have gotten 70% richer during a pandemic when food banks had record lines. In case you're wondering what it was like to live through the Gilded Age, we're in it, except more pronounced.
Billionaire wealth is now up 70% in the pandemic. That's an extra $2.1 trillion. Meanwhile the entire "too big" spending plan we "can't afford" is $350 billion a year, or 17% of that. Oh and those billionaires all paid a lower tax rate than you did.
“But how can we afford paid leave?” “But how can we afford child care?” “But how can we afford free community college?” “But how can we afford health care?” America’s 745 billionaires added $2.1 trillion to their wealth during Covid. We tax them. That’s how we can afford it. pic.twitter.com/2X9X5yZ1W0
BREAKING: Feds indict first GOP Congressional Rep for illegal foreign financing from Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire Gilbert Chagoury, who pleaded out to DOJ in April. https://www.justice.gov/usao-cdca/pr/us-rep-jeff-fortenberry-charged-scheme-deceive-federal-investigators-probing-illegal …
BREAKING: America's billionaires have officially grown $2 trillion (70%) richer during the pandemic March 2020: 614 billionaires worth $2.9 trillion October 2021: 745 billionaires worth $5 trillion They pay an effective tax rate of 8%, per WH. We need to tax billionaire wealth. pic.twitter.com/sBhfU2CxbO
CEO-to-worker pay ratio in: 1965: 21-to-1 2020: 351-to-1 Combined U.S. Billionaire Wealth: Pre-Pandemic: $2,900,000,000,000 2021: $4,800,000,000,000 Federal minimum wage: 2009: $7.25 2021: $7.25 Maybe the problem is not expanded unemployment benefits.
the same people telling you $3.5 trillion spending packages cost $0 also tell you the IRS should track $600 bank account transactions to catch billionaires.