Economy

With Net Neutrality Gone, What Is The Internet’s Future? (Video)

With Net Neutrality Gone, What Is The Internet’s Future? (Video)

Well, it happened. Despite overwhelming opposition (including a bomb threat that temporarily evacuated the hearing room), and requests for delay from 18 state attorneys over concerns of a corrupted public comment process, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) yesterday repealed regulations protecting the free and open internet–known as net neutrality–three to two along party lines. The internet as we know it […]

Republicans Cut The Corporate Tax Rate To 21 Percent In Committee (Video)

Republicans Cut The Corporate Tax Rate To 21 Percent In Committee (Video)

Amid Roy Moore’s defeat and Donald Trump’s harassing tweets, let’s not forget Republicans are still trying to pass a $1.5 trillion tax bill that would create the most significant revision of our tax code in decades. Alabama senatorial candidate Roy Moore was worth nothing more to the GOP than a vote for more tax cuts for […]

The Internet’s Future Hinges On Tomorrow’s Net Neutrality Vote (Video)

The Internet’s Future Hinges On Tomorrow’s Net Neutrality Vote (Video)

Who would have imagined people would have to protest for a free and open internet? Yet that is exactly what is planned to occur outside Federal Communication Commission (FCC) headquarters in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, the day the FCC is slated to decide the fate of net neutrality. Net neutrality regulations prohibit internet service providers (ISPs) from […]

Trump Rejects Study Proving Positive Refugee Impact On US Economy (Video)

Trump Rejects Study Proving Positive Refugee Impact On US Economy (Video)

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said: “Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” One of the promises President Donald Trump made on the campaign trail was to deny millions of refugees admission to the United States, claiming they were hurting Americans’ job prospects and were potential terrorists. It isn’t unusual, though, […]

Bugs, Loopholes, Haste, And The GOP Tax Bill (Video)

Bugs, Loopholes, Haste, And The GOP Tax Bill (Video)

Amid the glaring problems with the Republicans’ rewrite of our tax code, there is another issue that should concern us–time. Is there enough of it to allow America to adjust to the changes since several provisions in the bill one step away from President Donald Trump’s desk are slated to take effect January 1–weeks away? According […]

Trump Wages Class Warfare With Tax Cut Bill (VIDEO)

Trump Wages Class Warfare With Tax Cut Bill (VIDEO)

On Thursday, President Donald Trump issued a speech attempting to characterize his legislative goals and tax cut bill as “populist.” Despite significant contradictory analysis, the president claimed his efforts negativity affect wealthy individuals and aids most Americans. This assessment falls short of factual reality. In truth, Trump used emotional rhetoric to divide American voters. The president’s […]

What It Means Now That The GOP Tax Plan Has Passed The Senate (Video)

What It Means Now That The GOP Tax Plan Has Passed The Senate (Video)

Well, it happened. Early Saturday morning, Senate Republicans narrowly passed the most sweeping tax reform bill in three decades. President Donald Trump is now steps away from his first legislative victory. In the 51-49 vote requiring frenetic last-minute revision, Republicans chose to hand the richest Americans and corporations, already sitting on mountains of wealth, another massive tax […]

Here Are The Glaring Problems With The Republican Tax Bill (Video)

Here Are The Glaring Problems With The Republican Tax Bill (Video)

The Senate is expected very soon to vote on the Republican tax “reform” bill that passed the House of Representatives two weeks ago. Many fear it’s going to pass. Those on the right are still trying to sell it as a sweetheart deal for the American people, because it will “cut taxes.” True, it will. […]

Guess Who Benefits Most From The GOP Tax Plan–The Trumps (Video)

Guess Who Benefits Most From The GOP Tax Plan–The Trumps (Video)

“Believe me.” That’s what President Donald Trump told supporters at a September 27 event in Indiana, referring to how much he stood to lose under the Republican tax plan that ultimately passed the House of Representatives on Thursday 227 to 205. “My accountant called me and said ‘you’re going to get killed in this bill,’” Trump told a […]

Here Are The 13 Republicans Who Voted Against The House Tax Plan (Video)

Here Are The 13 Republicans Who Voted Against The House Tax Plan (Video)

The looming GOP tax reform bill cleared the first stage Thursday when it passed in the House of Representatives 227 to 205. Yet, as it now makes its way to the Senate for consideration and revision, let’s take a few minutes to acknowledge the 13 Republican lawmakers who rejected it. For a bill that was sold […]

They’re Still At It–The GOP Tax Plan Takes Aim At Obamacare (Video)

They’re Still At It–The GOP Tax Plan Takes Aim At Obamacare (Video)

They’re at it again. As if the proposed Senate Republican tax plan did not put enough targets on average Americans’ backs, according to multiple reports, the revised bill includes another insult: repeal the Affordable Care Act’s, aka Obamacare, individual mandate. The individual mandate is the most controversial part of former President Barack Obama’s signature legislation. It requires all […]

The Supreme Court Could Decide American Unions’ Fate Early Next Year (Video)

The Supreme Court Could Decide American Unions’ Fate Early Next Year (Video)

Last year, public sector unions dodged a bullet after the U.S. Supreme Court deadlocked on the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association (CTA) case that threatened to eliminate fair share fees, aka union dues, that support strong collective bargaining efforts. Before that it was the 2014 Harris v. Quinn case. Now the war on public sector unions has returned with Janus v. American […]

The GOP Tax Plan: ‘Teachers, Give Your Deductions To Your Corporate Overlords’ (Video)

The GOP Tax Plan: ‘Teachers, Give Your Deductions To Your Corporate Overlords’ (Video)

Even if the rumors about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ impending resignation are true, the attack upon America’s teachers is just getting started. The Supreme Court announced in September it is going to hear early next year the Janus v. American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) case that threatens to flip the entire nationwide public […]

‘Tough Guy’ Trump Kisses Chinese President’s A*s During State Visit

‘Tough Guy’ Trump Kisses Chinese President’s A*s During State Visit

During his presidential campaign, Donald Trump never passed up an opportunity to slam China, saying the trade imbalance between the two nations was a disgrace and vowing to rectify the situation if elected. And yet, on his first state visit to China this week, Trump has wound up sounding like a smitten fanboy, making excuses […]

Trump Humiliates Himself During Call With Senate Democrats

Trump Humiliates Himself During Call With Senate Democrats

Donald Trump was elected a year ago Tuesday, and in that time he has exactly ZERO legislative accomplishments. He said he would repeal and replace Obamacare. He failed. And now he’s trying to get support for his tax cut package, which would greatly reduce taxes on the very wealthy and screw everyone else. Trump is so […]

Wounded Las Vegas Shooting Victims Turn To Crowdfunding To Cover Their Medical Costs (Video)

Wounded Las Vegas Shooting Victims Turn To Crowdfunding To Cover Their Medical Costs  (Video)

What do gun control and Medicare-for-all have in common? Talk to a victim of last month’s Las Vegas terror attack. After the worst mass shooting in modern American history that left over fifty dead, some of the hundreds wounded find themselves in a disturbing predicament: how to pay their mounting medical bills. As a result, they now […]

Hungry For Change–World Hunger Linked To A Changing Climate (Video)

Hungry For Change–World Hunger Linked To A Changing Climate (Video)

815 million people around the world went hungry last year. This, according to the latest data from the United Nations, is the first increase in global hunger in more than 15 years. Sweeping initiatives from nations all over the world slashed the undernourished population in half between 1990 and 2015. Seeking to eradicate hunger by […]

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Asked Twitter For Reaction To Trump’s Tax Plan – That Was A BIG Mistake

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Asked Twitter For Reaction To Trump’s Tax Plan – That Was A BIG Mistake

For some strange reason, President Trump and members of his administration seem to have a bizarre need to take whatever happens to be wandering through their normally empty brains and splatter it all over social media. Twitter, of course, is Trump’s favorite medium, probably because it’s limited to 140 characters and that’s about as long […]

Tax Cuts For The Rich Are Front And Center In The GOP Budget (Video)

Tax Cuts For The Rich Are Front And Center In The GOP Budget (Video)

Well, they did it. Thursday, congressional Republicans passed a non-binding budget resolution that threatens to cut $473 billion from Medicare and $1 trillion from Medicaid so the top one percent of the population can enjoy a $1.5 trillion in tax cut. What this means is the 99 percent of us may expect to see $1.5 trillion added to […]

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