Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates says he should pay more in taxes and that the government should require other superwealthy people like him to contribute “significantly higher” amounts.
“I need to pay higher taxes,” Gates, who is worth over $90 billion, said in an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Sunday.
“I’ve paid more taxes, over $10 billion, than anyone else, but the government should require the people in my position to pay significantly higher taxes,” he said…
Happy Birthday America! “[T]hese truths are self-evident…all men are created equal…they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…among these…Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness…Governments derive their powers from the consent of the governed…” That’s our democracy, challenging the English monarchy with a new concept of equality for all. John Burbank, Executive Director […]
Meeting Minutes from InspireSeattle Social on June 8, 2013 Our speaker was John Burbank, Executive Director of the Economic Opportunity Institute, or EOI. EOI’s mission is to restore the promise of the middle class by advancing public policies that promote educational opportunity, good jobs, healthy families and workplaces, and a dignified retirement for all. EOI […]
A coalition between Backbone Campaign, SAFE (Standing Against Foreclosure Eviction), and City Life/Vida Urbana from Boston held a training session on Beacon Hill in Seattle Tuesday evening. The training was followed by an action at PacMed Building involving projecting “Eviction Free Zone” onto the side of the building. Activists from around the country attending Backbone’s […]