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Everything is pointing toward a Bernie Sanders presidential campaign… And only Elizabeth Warren can stop it

For the past several weeks, one of my favorite people, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, has been publicly floating the idea that, if no other strong progressives, like Elizabeth Warren, come forward to announce a run for the presidency in 2016, he’d consider doing it himself. Someone, according to Sanders, needs to address the collapse of […]

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Bernie Sanders introduces bill to end payroll tax cap, ensuring full Social Security funding for nearly 75 years

Most people, I suspect, don’t realize that rich Americans don’t pay payroll taxes on their entire incomes, like the rest of us. They don’t. If Senator Bernie Sanders gets his way, though, all of that may stop. Word is that he’s submitting legislation that would remove the payroll tax cap, thereby insuring the future of […]

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Will Wikileaks revelations on wealthy tax dodgers motivate Americans to take action?

I’ve got two great videos that I want to share with you today. The first, from Dylan Ratigan’s show on MSNBC, pertains to the most recent chapter in the Wikileaks saga. For those of you who haven’t heard, Julian Assanage, the man behind Wikileaks, called a press conference a few days ago to say that, […]

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Carl Levin’s explanation for voting no on tax cuts for the super-rich

I just received the following from Michigan Senator Carl Levin, explaining why he chose to vote against the President’s so-called “compromise” with Republicans. I’ve yet to receive anything from Michigan’s other Senator, Debbie Stabenow, explaining why she voted in a favor of the deal, which promises to deliver big tax breaks for the super-rich, ultimately […]

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Wealthy patriots make the case to kill Bush’s tax cuts

Billionaire investor Warren Buffet has long been outspoken in his belief that the rich in American need to pay their fair share in the way of taxes. While a majority of Americans would agree with Buffet, it’s not something that many of our leaders in Washington seem willing to bring up, let alone champion. As […]

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