Links about Wealth Inequality and Tax Avoidance

Your Property Tax Hikes Are Charity for an Important Protected Minority – The Very Wealthy

I support higher taxes. The billionaire behind national debt clock has had it with Trump

Harley-Davidson is Moving Jobs Offshore Despite Tax Cuts and Subsidies

Amazon paid no US income taxes for 2017

The Great Kansas Tax Cut Experiment Crashes And Burns From Forbes. “After four years of below-average growth, deepening budget deficits, and steep spending reductions, the GOP-dominated Kansas legislature has repealed many of the tax cuts at the heart of Governor Sam Brownback fiscal agenda.”

The 1% grabbed 82% of all wealth created in 2017 From CNN

Billionaires Made So Much Money Last Year They Could End Extreme Poverty Seven Times
(From Time magazine!)

Billionaire Bill Gates Says He Should Pay ‘Significantly Higher’ Taxes

Who Pays? A distributional analysis of the tax systems in all 50 states Washington State’s tax system is the most regressive.

The Billionaire Bonanza: 5 Things You Need To Know About The Inequality Gap

There are now 2,043 dollar billionaires worldwide. Nine out of 10 of them are men.

In 12 months, the wealth of this elite group of 2,043 has increased by $762 billion — enough to end extreme poverty seven times over.

In the period between 2006 and 2015, ordinary workers saw their incomes rise by an average of just 2 percent a year, while billionaire wealth rose by nearly 13 percent.

Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Warren Buffett, the three richest people in the U.S., own the same wealth ($248.5 billion) as the bottom half of the U.S. population.

Wall Street bonuses soar 17% to an average of $184,200

Wall Street Bankers’ Average Bonus Jumps to Highest Since 2006

Wisconsin’s Voter-ID Law Suppressed 200,000 Votes in 2016 (Trump Won by 22,748)

Wall Street bonuses soar 17% to an average of $184,200

Wall Street Bankers’ Average Bonus Jumps to Highest Since 2006

Bill Gates: The private sector is completely ineptSince World War II, U.S.-government R&D has defined the state of the art in almost every area.

Nation’s top 1 percent now have greater wealth than the bottom 90 percent

15,000 scientists issue dire warning that “time is running out” on climate change

The desperate inequality behind global tax dodging

Why have we built a paradise for offshore billionaires?

World’s witnessing a new Gilded Age as billionaires’ wealth swells to $6tn

George Carlin on why America fights wars (first part)

I helped create the GOP tax myth. Trump is wrong: Tax cuts don’t equal growth.

Our Broken Economy, in One Simple Chart

Why drug tests for welfare recipients are a waste of money

I’m an American living in Sweden. Here’s why I came to embrace the higher taxes

In The Horrifying Hidden Story Behind Drug Company Profits and The Truth about the Drug Companies, a former Editor in Chief of the New England Journal of Medicine writes of the drug industry, “Instead of being an engine of innovation, it is a vast marketing machine. Instead of being a free market success story, it lives off government-funded research and monopoly rights.

Fighting Back Against the White Revolt of 2016

Pentagon buries evidence of $125 billion in bureaucratic waste

Post-Truth Nation

An Exhaustive List of the Allegations Women Have Made Against Donald Trump

Proof You Shouldn’t Blame Teachers For The Achievement Gap

10 Taxpayer Handouts to the Super Rich That Will Make Your Blood Boil

Tax Avoidance On the Rise: It’s Twice the Amount of Social Security and Medicare

How U.S. companies are avoiding $695 billion in taxes

The interesting thing that happened when Kansas cut taxes and California hiked them

The 7 Biggest Myths and Lies About Social Security

Confronting the Parasite Economy

Yes, Hillary is a Neocon

Report: 74% Of Billionaire Wealth From Rent-Seeking

The Real Reagan

Ex-Reagan adviser: Fox News is ‘self-brainwashing’ Republicans into a radical fringe party

About 95 of the 100 poorest counties in America are in Republican states

35 Mind-Blowing Facts About Inequality

The Pentagon Lost $8.5 TRILLION of Taxpayers’ Money

10 Government Handouts That Prove Who The Biggest ‘Takers’ Actually Are

This Billionaire Governor Taxed the Rich and Raised the Minimum Wage. Now, His State’s Economy Is One of the Best in the Country

The Rich Hide an Estimated 21 Trillion in Offshore Accounts

They Myth Behind Defensive Gun Ownership

Bernie Sanders Exposes 18 CEOs who took Trillions in Bailouts, Evaded Taxes and Outsourced Jobs

Report: Walmart Workers Cost Taxpayers $6.2 Billion In Public Assistance

Look who doesn’t pay their fair share

CEO pay at Boeing, Ford exceeds companies’ tax bill

Washington State Is Flying Blind in a Storm of Corporate Tax Breaks

Microsoft doesn’t need our tax break

For-profit colleges get harsh grades by former students

Google Tax Avoidance

Where are Washington’s K-12 dollars? Just ask Microsoft shareholders

The Triggers of Economic Inequality

Another Study Finds Unaccountable Charter Schools Dogged by Corruption

Tax-subsidized Boeing Co. snubs state again

Eight things mainstream media doesn’t have the courage tell you

The Top Five Bank Bailouts We Never Heard About

Pro-Life? GOP Promotes Nine Out Of Ten Things That Cause Death In Unborn Children

Libertarian ‘Utopia’ Styled After Ayn Rand Book Spectacularly Falls Apart Almost Immediately

State-Level Tax Cuts Don’t Boost Job Growth, Study Says

Microsoft’s Staggering Tax Dodge Alone Would Fund the Entire State of Washington for Two Years

Microsoft Admits Keeping $92 Billion Offshore to Avoid Paying $29 Billion in US Taxes

Forbes: Walmart Workers Cost Taxpayers $6.2 Billion In Public Assistance

10 Disgustingly Rich Companies That Will Do Anything To Avoid Paying Taxes

Reasons to oppose Hillary

Google Revenues Sheltered in No-Tax Bermuda Soar to $10 Billion

United States Taxpayers Are Subsidizing Walmart

Rep. Grijalva Demands Federal Investigation into ALEC’s Role in Neo-Sagebrush Rebellion

Washington among the states with the best ‘return on investment’

Why Are Republicans Plotting To Sabotage A Crackdown On Tax Evasion?

Koch-backed political coalition, designed to shield donors, raised $400 million in 2012

Graph showing concentration of wealth into the top 0.1%

Add It Up: The Average American Family Pays $6,000 a Year in Subsidies to Big Business

The state that taxes the poor the most is a blue one (WA State)

The Self-Made Myth: The Truth About How Government Helps Individuals and Businesses Succeed

The 1 percent played Tea Party for suckers

Follow the Trillions (If You Can)

Medicare for all would save billions

Teaching people to hate their own government is at the core of the project to destroy the middle class

Eight Ways Privatization Has Failed America

We’re Taxing the Rich … and So Can You

Rich Entrepreneur: The Wealthy Aren’t Job Creators, Middle-Class Workers Are

What The Founding Fathers Thought About Corporations

Right-Wing Economics vs. Reality

Microsoft could find payoff, take high road by paying up taxes

We’re living in an Ayn Rand economy

The Biggest “Takers” and Societal Parasites Are the Rich, Not the Working Class and Poor

Apple Dodges Enough Taxes to Cover Much of the Sequester

In Blind Poll, Republicans Choose Progressive Budget Solutions Over Their Own Party’s

The U.S. Collects Smaller Percentage In Taxes Than Most Developed Countries: Study

If Corporations Don’t Pay Taxes, Why Should You?

F-35’s ability to evade budget cuts illustrates challenge of paring defense spending

Offshore Cash Hoard Expands by $183 Billion at Companies

Silicon Valley firms shelter assets overseas, avoid billions in U.S. taxes

65 Years of Tax Cuts for the Wealthy Created Record ‘Inequality’ Not ‘Prosperity,’ says Report

Romney’s Bain Closes U.S. Plant, Forces Workers to Train Chinese Replacements

10 Most Profitable U.S. Corporations Paid Average Tax Rate Of Just 9 Percent Last Year: Report

The Scam Wall Street Learned From the Mafia

Top US companies shelling out to block action on climate change

Ayn Rand-Loving Right Is Like Teen Boys Gone Crazy

Let’s just say it: The Republicans are the problem.

The Nation’s Take Action page

Six Rigged Rules Corporations Use to Dodge Taxes

Growth of Income Inequality Is Worse Under Obama than Bush

26 Major Corporations Paid No Corporate Income Tax For The Last Four Years, Despite Making Billions In Profits

Break Up the Big Banks, Says the Dallas Fed

The Rich Evade Taxes and We End Up Paying Their Share

10 Epic Failures of the Bush Tax Cuts

See a deceptive political ad? Report it!

Obama team sadly misinformed by job outsourcers

The Fireplace Deluision

How Ayn Rand Seduced Generations of Young Men and Helped Make the U.S. Into a Selfish, Greedy Nation

Dirt on Ron Paul

A rich American destroys the fiction that rich people create jobs

Washington Public Bank Project

Despite Supercommittee Failure, Republicans Intend to Get Their Pound of Flesh in 2012

Health Care: the Movie

America’s corporate tax obscenity

Email the 1% — Wall Street executives

Thomas Must Resign, Says Former Judge, Lover

Occupy Wall Street: The Right’s smear machine goes to work

The Occupy protests: A timely call for justice

North Dakota’s Economic Miracle

Panel tallies massive waste and fraud in wartime U.S. contracts

Why Amazon Can’t Make A Kindle In the USA

Barack Obama: more conservative than Richard Nixon?

Blast the Right (Jack Clark)

Why is the Most Wasteful Government Agency Not Part of the Deficit Discussion?

Sarah Palin: the Sound and the Fury

Infographic: One Day’s Worth of Millionaire Tax Cuts Would Feed Needy Families for a Year

Search Site Support the PJRC Fact Sheets & Flyers Afghanistan Contacts – House Afghanistan Contacts – Senate The Costs of Iraq and Afghanistan The Long Wars: Fatalities The Long Wars: Wounded Follow Tom on Twitter @TomEHayden NYT reported #Obama consi

Confidential Federal Audits Accuse Five Biggest Mortgage Firms Of Defrauding Taxpayers

Drop Fox News

FCC Commissioner Baker’s blatant conflict of interest

Alaska Lawyers Walk out in Protest of John Yoo

The Eleven Craziest Things Newt Gingrich Has Ever Said

Video: Sen. Sanders and Rep. McDermott Introduce Single-Payer Bills

Immigrants for Sale

BRICS: Shaking the world order

Alabama’s GOP Delegation Voted Against Funding for Tornado Forecasting

FAIR: Ignoring Trump’s record of racism

Close tax loopholes?

Al Jazeera: The African ‘Star Wars’ (on the quest for oil against China)

Rescue America — 4 point plan (Norman Goldman)

AP Pranked Into Printing Fake Story About GE’s “Generosity”

The ‘Judicial Independence’ of Justice David T. Prosser – A BRAD BLOG Special Investigation

The Solution: Close Tax Loopholes

Dumb Bill O’Reilly interviews Richard Dawkins

Mitt Romney Haunted By Past Of Trying To Help Uninsured Sick People

Need help choosing your religion?

Pay Your Taxes? These 10 Companies Didn’t.

Is it that scary and unpopular to close tax loopholes?

The Real Housewives of Wall Street

Washington Conservation Voters legislative scorecard

9 Things The Rich Don’t Want You To Know About Taxes

Justice Department Asks Spain Not to Prosecute U.S. Torturers

Comparing Public and Private Sector Compensation over 20 Years

How Amazon (like Boeing and GE and Microsoft…) avoids paying state sales taxes

Stop WikiLeaks torture (real-time signing)

Lawsuit filed over Basic Health cuts to poor people

To The American Media: Time To Face The Reality Of Election Rigging

Mike Huckabee Says He Wants Americans To Be Indoctrinated At Gunpoint

Bob Fitrakis on Ohio Republicans’ New Jim Crow Voter ID law that Disenfranchises 900,000 Voters

Koch Brothers Exposed

Meet Jim Messina, Obama’s ‘Enforcer’ Against Progressives

Stockman: Bush Tax Cuts Will Make U.S. Bankrupt

Smart ALEC: Dragging the Secretive Conservative Organization Out of the Shadows

Half a Million Protestors on the Streets of London; Silence in the US Media

General Electric: King of the Tax Dodgers

Inside Job: How Goldman Sachs got away with crimes

The Must See Chart (This Is What Class War Looks Like)

Phase-out for Washington’s Biggest Polluter

Koch And Native-American Reservation Oil Theft

Mother grieveing fallen US soldier

Wealth for the Common Good

Shoes for President Obama

Washington’s Environmental Priorities

Obama dodges calls to … stand with unions

More Evidence Wall Street pay at Near Record Levels

Gates Announces Extended U.S. Occupation in Afghanistan

Nation’s top 1 percent now have greater wealth than the bottom 90 percent

Where your income tax money really goes

Tax Rates for Top 400 Earners Fall as Income Soars, IRS Data

“Really Bad Reporting in Wisconsin”: Media Parroting Walker’s False Claims of Taxpayer “Subsidies” for Workers’ Pensions

What has the Republican Party done for the middle class?

House GOP vote unanimously to protect Big Oil subsidies

Capital Rivals: Koch Brothers vs. George Soros

Clever video: The Story of Citizens United v. FEC (2011)

Corporations don’t have ‘personal privacy’ rights, Supreme Court rules

Democracy for Vancouver

The DOJ’s creeping war on whistle-blowers

CNN oped: Prosecute Bush for Torture

Texas college kids could soon pack heat

The Forgotten Achievements of Government

Living Greedy: closing WA tax loopholes

Boeing exempt from sales tax.

It’s the Inequality, Stupid

Koch Brothers “Prank” No Laughing Matter

Shifting Responsibility: How 50 Years of Tax Cuts Benefited the Wealthiest Americans

Wisconsin Gov. Walker Ginned Up Budget Shortfall To Undercut Worker Rights

The Reagan Revolution Redux

Google’s true origin partly lies in CIA and NSA research grants for mass surveillance

“When congressional Republicans passed their so-called tax-reform bill, they preserved the deduction for charitable contributions even as they capped the deduction for state and local tax payments. Thus a hundred-million dollar gift to Harvard will still be fully deductible, while, in many parts of the country, the property taxes paid to support local public schools will not be.” — Elizabeth Kolbert, in The New Yorker, Aug, 27, 2018

Seattle taxes ranked most unfair in Washington — a state among the harshest on the poor nationwide

U.S. companies found ways to avoid taxes before tax cut bill -report “Fifteen U.S. corporations including online retailer Inc, power company Duke Energy Corp and insurer Prudential Financial Inc avoided U.S. tax on nearly $25 billion in combined profits last year, a tax watchdog group said on Tuesday.”