Growing divide

How Do We Coddle the Super-Wealthy?

— Shannon M.

The rules that shape our economy have been influenced by the super-wealthy over the past 30 years, and tilted in their favor. Here's how. (See sources here.)

Poverty Gets A Seat On the Bus

— Maz
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The relentless focus on federal budget-cutting has burned up so much of the country's political oxygen that it nearly choked off dialogue on a more immediate, urgent concern: poverty. Two well-known Americans tried to move this point to the front of the bus last month with their "Poverty Tour: A Call to Conscience." [...] Unlike the abstractions of long-term deficit projections, poverty is a tangible, here-and-now reality. 

"Tax Us? Go for it," say these rich people

— Maz
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As a phenomenally wealthy individual, Warren Buffett feels "coddled" by the U.S. government, which has for decades asked him to pay less and less into public coffers. His recent New York Times op-ed was a brazen call for Congress to raise taxes on richest people in the U.S. Buffett's not-so-wild sentiment received due support from members of UFE's Responsible Wealth project (RW).

Rebuilding the Dream with Fair Taxes

— Lee Farris
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Read UFE's tax fact sheet for the Rebuild the Dream coalition, led by in partnership with more than 80 organizations and over 160,000 individuals committed to advancing one simple ideal: liberty and justice for all. The coalition's "Contract for the American Dream" includes 10 critical steps for getting the economy back on track. This fact sheet details one of those steps.

New Report: Flip It to Fix It

— Dany
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Los estados están frente al descenso más grande en ingresos que se ha registrado. La repuesta proveniente de los oficiales electos ha sido francamente perjudiciales, miope, y económicamente poco sólida. Hacer recortes para salir de un déficit es como excavar para salirse de un foso. Pone todo lo que nosotros valoramos en riesgo. Y como decimos en nuestro nuevo reporte — Denle Vuelta para Solucionarlo: no tiene que pasar de esta forma. 

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