@WSJPolitics: Pandemic aid kept millions of Americans out of poverty last year, new Census Bureau data show. Without the first two rounds of stimulus checks, 11.7 million more people would have fallen beneath the poverty line.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby (@scottsantens) / Twitter

@thehill: Hawaii is spending $1 million to destroy dangerous, famous “Stairway to Heaven” mountain trail

The Hill (@thehill) / Twitter

@RoKhanna: Canceling $50k of student debt would clear the debts of 36 million people.That’s over a trillion that can instead be spent on rent, food, or otherwise put back into the economy, rather than chipping away at endless debt.

Ro Khanna (@RoKhanna) / Twitter

@RoKhanna: Fight the climate crisis and create 7 million jobs at the same time.The Build Back Better bill makes too much economic sense to cut back.

Ro Khanna (@RoKhanna) / Twitter

@RBReich: The war in Afghanistan cost $300 million a day…for 20 years.As Eisenhower once said, “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.”

Robert Reich (@RBReich) / Twitter

@RBReich: I don’t know who needs to hear this, but spending $300 million a day on endless war isn’t worth it.

Prof Peter Hotez MD PhD (@RBReich) / Twitter

@RBReich: 55% of the wealth in the richest estates (worth more than $100 million) has never been, and will never be, subject to any income taxes. Why?The stepped-up basis tax loophole — the subject of a heated battle in Washington as Congress hammers out details of the $3.5T budget plan.

Robert Reich (@RBReich) / Twitter

@scottsantens: When we include every member of the household, 35 million Americans are about to be shoved off an income cliff, where household income will plummet for all of them, some to zero, simply because America thinks of unemployment as something that should hurt, even during a pandemic.

Scott Santens (@scottsantens) / Twitter

@AndrewYang: “The way a society responds to a crisis reveals a lot . . [with Covid the US] catered to capital over labor . .the stock market quickly rebounded from its crash but more than 10 million workers lost their jobs and more than a hundred thousand small businesses closed.” -@AlecJRoss

Andrew Yang (@AndrewYang) / Twitter