Social Equity

Montage makes list of world’s best new hotels while Sonoma County Third highest homeless population

Sonoma County becomes the playground for the rich while homelessness sky rockets…..room rates start at $695 a night Montage Healdsburg resort developer fined record $6.4 million for water violations    Montage makes list of world’s best new hotels   Travel + Leisure magazine selected luxury resort Montage Healdsburg to be on its 16th annual list …

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‘Exactly What This Country Needs’: Progressives Applaud Biden’s Proposal to Raise Taxes on Wealthy | Common Dreams News

End of the Reagan “Trickle down economics” or the biggest wealth transfer in the history of the US? “High-income earners, wealthy investors, and millionaire heirs have skated by without paying their fair share for far too long,” Pearl continued. “The tax hikes proposed by President Biden would reverse decades of our tax code prioritizing wealth …

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The HEIST: YOU PAID TAXES. THESE CORPORATIONS DIDN’T.

“The controversial Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, signed by President Donald Trump in December 2017, lowered the corporate tax rate to 21 percent from 35 percent, among other cuts. “Instead of paying $16.4 billion in taxes, as the new 21 percent corporate tax rate requires, these companies enjoyed a net corporate tax rebate of $4.3 …

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Zoom paid $0 in federal income taxes on 4,000 percent profit increase during pandemic

“It’s time to end a rigged tax code that benefits the wealthy and powerful.” —Sen. Bernie Sanders Zoom paid $0 in federal income taxes on 4,000 percent profit increase during pandemic Jake Johnson, Common Dreams March 22, 2021 The U.S.-based online video chat platform Zoom has seen its profits skyrocket by 4000% during the Covid-19 …

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Social Equity: One chart shows the dramatic difference between Biden’s American Rescue Plan and the Trump tax scam

Daily Kos: One chart shows the dramatic difference between Biden’s American Rescue Plan and the Trump tax scam by Aldous J Pennyfarthing Community (This content is not subject to review by Daily Kos staff prior to publication.) Monday March 08, 2021   OPINION: I still remember when Donald Trump got up in front of a throng …

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CEQA Requires Assessment of GHG Impacts from Tourism

We Are Paying the Price: 5 Stages: “Tourism’s Faustian Deal”

Post from the past. As the County prepares to allow more winery events and cannabis tourism we have to ask, “who are you working for?” Tourism is only 6.5% of our total economy (2021 Economic Development Report).  Opinion: The Press Democrat recently reported that more people are leaving Sonoma County than moving in. We have …

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