corporate welfare

Got social equality? ‘The Walton family is the real welfare queen’: GAO report details how taxpayers subsidize corporate giants’ low wages

BUILD BACK BETTER! “U.S. taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize some of the largest and most profitable corporations in America,” said Sanders. “It is time for the owners of Walmart, McDonald’s and other large corporations to get off of welfare and pay their workers a living wage.” ‘The Walton family is the real welfare […]

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Republicans want to open pristine Alaska wilderness to logging. This is a tragedy: The Guardian

Scorched earth policy for $…. Republicans want to open pristine Alaska wilderness to logging. This is a tragedy | Kim Heacox | Opinion | The Guardian The Tongass forest sequesters 3m tons of C02 annually, the equivalent of removing 650,000 gas-burning cars off the roads every year Sitka black-tail deer in the Tongass national forest in

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We’ve Always Had the Money for Medicare for All – We’ve Just Given It to Corporations Instead

We’ve Always Had the Money for Medicare for All – We’ve Just Given It to Corporations Instead By David Sirota, Jacobin 18 June 20 Medicare for All supporters. (photo: Win McNamee/Getty) Since 2008, the US has spent $20–35 trillion on corporate bailouts. It’s about the same “unaffordable” amount that Medicare for All has been projected

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Corporate Polluters: EPA suspends enforcement of environmental laws amid coronavirus

Cree Indian saying, “When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then will we realize that one cannot eat money”.   “The White House chose the week the United States became the epicenter of a historic pandemic to virtually stop policing big polluters, privatize a bedrock

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Trump Administration Is Still Rolling Back Environmental Protections as Nation Wrestles With Coronavirus

“President Donald Trump and his agency chiefs have less than 10 months left in his current term to complete the administration’s business-friendly easing of the way the federal government enforces scores of environment and public health protections.” Trump Administration Is Still Rolling Back Environmental Protections as Nation Wrestles With Coronavirus Ellen Knickmeyer / AP March

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Bill McKibben: If We’re Bailing Out Corporations, They Should Bail Out the Planet

“Michael Brune, the head of the Sierra Club, told me, on Thursday, “the fossil-fuel industry is already heavily subsidized by the federal government, and they should not get yet another giveaway in any form, whether it’s low-interest loans, royalty relief, new tax subsidies, or filling the reserve.” More assistance should come only if these companies

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