Monday, September 21, 2020

Tag: Income Taxes

The most important political story of 2020 that nearly every campaign is ignoring

The very rich stole $50 trillion from the rest of us in the past 45 years. Why aren't we all outraged?

Understanding the politics of Kamala Harris

Joe Biden was never going to pick Rep. Barbara Lee as his running mate. He’s not a left-progressive-democratic socialist, and never was. So Sen. Kamala Harris is no surprise;...

The future of cities—and the one percent

The New York Times devoted its entire Sunday Review section this week to an analysis of the future of cities. It’s a critical topic: Cities have been for millenia...

SF responds to climate crisis (but will anyone mention Uber?)

The California Department of Housing and Community Development wants to know what you think the most important issues in your community are. And there’s a survey! It’s right here....

Rust Belt SF? Are we doomed by progressive politics?

CNBC calls it a picture of a “dystopian future.” The Chron calls it a vision for “a better San Francisco.” That’s what we get with SPUR’s provocative report on Four...

The big right-wing money in key East Bay Assembly race

Big, outside money has been a major issue in the San Francisco mayor’s race, where tech and real estate interests are pouring hundreds of thousands of dollars of superPAC...

Why workers had to strike in Oakland

I shouldn’t be surprised that the mainstream East Bay news media are, to say the least, unsympathetic toward the Oakland city workers’ strike. The Mercury News says the City...

The (not so secret) agenda of the Trump tax plan

The Republican tax plan is, of course, a huge giveaway to the rich, and (as with most tax “reform” passed since Jimmy Carter started us down this path in...

The big media lie about single-payer health care

The headlines were so consistent, so predictably bad, that I almost couldn’t read them. “Single-payer will cost $400 billion.” “Single-payer costs dwarf entire state budget.” Even when the state Senate...

The Agenda, March 20-26: Breed’s oddly conservative attack on income taxes

So now we know for sure what Donald Trump and the Republicans have in mind for their first budget:  Cut everything that is good for cities, for the environment,...