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.)

CrossTalk: "Tax 'Em!" feat. Mike Lapham

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Why do the mega-rich want to be taxed? RT's CrossTalk invited Mike Lapham (Responsible Wealth/UFE), Carl Gibson (US Uncut) and David Logan (Tax Foundation) for a conversation about whether new revenues—from higher taxes on the wealthy—should be a part of the solution the economic crisis.

Top Companies Pay More to CEOs than to Uncle Sam

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Last year, twenty-five CEOs of some of the top corporations in the U.S. stuffed more cash in their pockets than their companies paid in taxes. That sounds ridiculous, right? Well, that's the takeaway of the Institute for Policy Studies' (IPS) Labor Day report, Executive Excess 2011: Massive CEO Rewards for Tax Dodging, and it's no joke.

UFE's Lee Farris Talks Federal Tax Policy on BNN

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In response to the push for spending cuts to limit growth in the federal deficit,, United for a Fair Economy, and Rebuild the Dream are trying to build support for a different approach, with new revenue and more stimulus spending to create jobs. Interview on BNN News with the Senior Organizer on Federal Tax Policy from United for a Fair Economy, Lee Farris. 

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