Something else that needs to be investigated? How our system became so rigged that billionaires can pay LESS in taxes than working Americans—and sometimes NOTHING at all.
It’s time to make sure that the ultra-rich pay their fair share.https://t.co/a5qfqjlexH
— Pramila Jayapal (@PramilaJayapal) June 13, 2021
The big picture: (1) Between 1946-1979 we became more equal, (2) then took a giant U-turn toward inequality, (3) culminating in the 2008 financial crisis that exposed the rigged game, (4) resulting in a populist backlash that gave us Donald Trump, (5) so the real choice ahead … https://t.co/TXPGjNcTwy
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) June 6, 2021
I found the idea of #UBI exciting when I first heard about it but I became skeptical when I met opposition. Yet extensive analysis by @scottsantens on UBI (including its appeal from conservative to progressive viewpoints) + the fallacy of anti-UBI arguments won me over for good.
— C.A. Nicholas (@c_a_nicholas) June 5, 2021
If the fact that this man served 33 yrs in the Army, retired as Lt. General and became the former guy’s National Security Adviser doesn’t scare you to death, you don’t care about the U.S.A. https://t.co/ES3PqwjkqZ
— Gerald Huff Fund For Humanity (@FundForHumanity) May 21, 2021
That’s how you build a movement that mobilizes the people and persists until the goal is reached. That’s how the Civil Rights Act of 1964 became law. But unlike that legislation whose implementation depends on the powers that be, UBI goes directly to each individual. FREEDOM. https://t.co/WFD3nbdrfS
— Gerald Huff Fund For Humanity (@FundForHumanity) May 4, 2021
America’s farmers became workers in the exploding manufacturing economy which was able to absorb millions. In 2021, there is no equivalent sector that is creating that many jobs. At the end of 2020, Alphabet (Google’s parent company) had 135,301 full-time employees. https://t.co/X6UpzQYjVk
— Gerald Huff Fund For Humanity (@FundForHumanity) April 16, 2021