What the Corporate Media Won't Let Bernie Sanders Talk About

What the Corporate Media Won't Let Bernie Sanders Talk About

In this clip from his recent interview with Bill Moyers, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders tells Bill that Big Money and Big Media are keeping critical issues from the American public. He announced today that he will run for president in 2016 to bring a debate about the real issues to the airwaves. “I think it is time for the American people to say enough is enough,” he said in an interview with The New York Times. “We need an economy that works for all of us and not just for a handful of billionaires.” Watch Bill's entire interview with Bernie Sanders: http://bit.ly/1E8ubYT

Posted by Bill Moyers on Thursday, April 30, 2015
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America’s Wealthy: Ever Eager to Pay Their Taxes!

Sam Pizzigati

Sam Pizzigati Editor, Too Much online magazine

Why do many of the wealthiest people in America oppose a “wealth tax,” an annual levy on grand fortune? Could their distaste reflect a simple reluctance to pay their fair tax share? Oh no, JPMorganChase CEO Jamie Dimon recently told the Business Roundtable: “I know a lot of wealthy people who would be happy to pay more in taxes; they just think it’ll be wasted and be given to interest groups and stuff like that.” Could Dimon have in mind the interest group he knows best, Wall Street? In the 2008 financial crisis, federal bailouts kept the banking industry from imploding. JPMorgan alone, notes the ProPublica Bailout Tracker, collected $25 billion worth of federal largesse, an act of generosity that’s helped Dimon lock down a $1.5-billion personal fortune. Under the Elizabeth Warren wealth tax plan, Dimon would pay an annual 3 percent tax on that much net worth. Fortunes between $1 billion and $2.5 billion would face a 5 percent annual tax under the Bernie Sanders plan.

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No Such Thing as Good Greed

No Such Thing as Good Greed