We Talked To 18 Teachers In Oklahoma Calling It Quits | VICE (2018)

Eric Weingartner worked two side jobs in addition to his role as a full-time 4th grade teacher to make ends meet. Chemistry teacher Becky Smith’s monthly paycheck rose just $300 in sixteen years. Aimee Elmquist spent her own money to stock her biology classroom. Mary West was did the same for high school art. TeachersContinue reading “We Talked To 18 Teachers In Oklahoma Calling It Quits | VICE (2018)”

Manchin Under Fire for Threatening to Block Infrastructure Bill Over Corporate Tax Hike

“I think we need a grassroots movement that makes it clear to Joe Manchin… that the progressive agenda is what the American people want,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders. Senate Democrats late Monday received a green light from the chamber’s parliamentarian to pass additional bills through the arcane budget reconciliation process this year, good news for the party’sContinue reading “Manchin Under Fire for Threatening to Block Infrastructure Bill Over Corporate Tax Hike”

‘Follow the Money’: Corporations Gave $50 Million to GOP Lawmakers Behind Voter Suppression Onslaught

“No matter how many PR statements Big Business puts out, its complicity with the antidemocratic forces that want to make voting harder is clear.” Since 2015, AT&T, Comcast, UnitedHealth Group, Walmart, and other big businesses have donated a combined $50 million to state Republican lawmakers who are currently supporting voter suppression bills across the UnitedContinue reading “‘Follow the Money’: Corporations Gave $50 Million to GOP Lawmakers Behind Voter Suppression Onslaught”

Paradise Papers: The True Story Behind The Secret Nine-Month Investigation (2017)

After nine months of secret collaboration, a global team of over 380 investigative journalists released the findings of one of the largest troves of leaked documents in history last week: the Paradise Papers. The investigation, shepherded by the same team that released the Panama Papers, offers unprecedented insight into the clients and business activities relatedContinue reading “Paradise Papers: The True Story Behind The Secret Nine-Month Investigation (2017)”

New Zealand raises minimum wage and increases taxes on the rich

Jacinda Ardern says the changes to wages and benefits will help support the most vulnerable New Zealand is raising its minimum wage to $20 an hour and increasing the top tax rate for the country’s highest earners to 39%. The changes will be rolled out on Thursday, alongside small increases to unemployment and sickness benefits.Continue reading “New Zealand raises minimum wage and increases taxes on the rich”

Tea, Taxes, and The American Revolution: Crash Course World History #28

In which John Green teaches you about the American Revolution and the American Revolutionary War, which it turns out were two different things. John goes over the issues and events that precipitated rebellion in Britain’s American colonies, and he also explores the ideas that laid the groundwork for the new American democracy. Find out howContinue reading “Tea, Taxes, and The American Revolution: Crash Course World History #28”

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Next Progressive Frontier: Reshaping A ‘Rigged’ Tax System

Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Next Progressive Frontier: Reshaping A ‘Rigged’ Tax System Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is turning the committee best known for writing budgets that never become law into a vetting ground for progressive policy. Sanders views his new jurisdiction as a broad mandate that “essentially in one way or another, touchesContinue reading “Sen. Bernie Sanders’ Next Progressive Frontier: Reshaping A ‘Rigged’ Tax System”

Idaho bill would use surplus to give wealthiest residents the largest tax cuts

A new bill approved by the House on Wednesday would use $389.4 million of state general funds for tax cuts — and the largest tax rebates would go to the wealthiest households. House Bill 332 would provide an income tax cut in two ways. One would be a drop in the state’s income tax rates, which wouldContinue reading “Idaho bill would use surplus to give wealthiest residents the largest tax cuts”

Marjorie Taylor Greene’s attack on Guam has not been going over well with Guam

Guam has been a part of the United States since 1899, but no one told Marjorie Taylor Greene until it was too late. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s false allegation that the U.S. territory of Guam is a foreign nation has prompted mockery and criticism, along with a response from the U.S. National Guard. Addressing a crowdContinue reading “Marjorie Taylor Greene’s attack on Guam has not been going over well with Guam”

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