Berkeley prof, frmr Sec of Labor. Cofounder, Inequality Media. New book: The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It. Order a copy: https://t.co/AK8n1T713G
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From 1979 to 2019:
— The top 0.1%’s wages grew by a staggering 345.2%
— The top 1%’s wages grew by 160.3%
— The bottom 90%’s wages grew by just 26%
Imagine how different our economy would look if we invested in working people, instead of enabling corporations to exploit them.
There is no reason U.S. billionaires should hold more than $1,000,000,000,000 in wealth while food lines stretch for miles and millions are on the brink of eviction.
Tax the rich.
Replying to @Ilhan: It’s shameful that billionaires profit off the suffering of working families as the pandemic ravages the economy and kills thous…
Today seems like a good day to remind you that @SenDavidPerdue:
—Bought stock in Pfizer a week before they announced their vaccine
—Bought stock in a company that makes PPE following a private COVID briefing in January
—Lied about having direct control over his stock portfolio
Meanwhile, Jon @Ossoff has dedicated his career to taking on corruption.
Georgians: The deadline to register to vote in the pivotal runoff elections is Monday, December 7th. Get registered at and help send Perdue and Loeffler packing.
It’s shameful that billionaires profit off the suffering of working families as the pandemic ravages the economy and kills thousands every day.
I introduced the Make Billionaires Pay Act to address our massive wealth inequality and ensure the .001% pay their fair share in taxes.
Canceling student loan debt would put money back in people’s pockets. That’s money they can spend to support local small businesses, or even start their own. That’s money they can use to save up for a home. That’s money that can boost our whole economy.
Georgians: If you turn 18 by January 5, 2021, you are eligible to vote in the run-off elections that will determine whether we take control of the Senate from Mitch McConnell.
You have until December 7 to register to vote.
Please tell your friends.
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