How Republican Pundits Got The Tax Debate All Wrong

Have you heard Republican pundits claim that poor folks don’t pay taxes? The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities gives us a reality check in its latest analysis. Here are some of the key points in the CBPP’s study: The Republican-cited figure that 51 percent Read More …

Every Time I Compare The U.S. Minimum Wage To Other Countries, People Get Angry. So Here I Go Again.

This chart shows us what the minimum wage is in a given country as a percentage of the median wage, which is the exact middle of wages in those countries. In other words, if you find the point at which half of the population makes Read More …

They Were The Last Ones To March With MLK. See What They're Up To Now.

Some of the same sanitation workers that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. died fighting for in 1968 are trying to get a small pension from the city of Memphis; they currently survive on just Social Security upon retirement. I stand with them. How about you?