Diogenes, the famed beggar-philosopher of ancient Greece, supposedly roamed the streets of Athens, lamp in hand, trying to find an honest man. Chuck Collins, the politically liberal heir to the Oscar Mayer fortune, is engaged in a more curent Diogenian [...]
“Raise my taxes,” says millionaire Chuck Collins. The scion of the Oscar Mayer family supports a House panel’s healthcare plan that would boost taxes for families earning more than $350,000 a year. He also advocates ending the Bush tax cuts [...]
Aired 29 July 2009. Linked from FOXBusiness.com. Watch the clip. Wealth for the Common Good member Eric Schoenberg, professor at Columbia Business School, talks with Neil Cavuto about our campaign.
At a moment when conservative Democrats are holding real healthcare reform hostage under the guise of “fiscal discipline”–fighting against a robust public option, promoting a regressive taxation of health benefits, and opposing a surtax on the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans–a [...]
House Ways and Means Committee members may propose a new income “surtax” for incomes exceeding $200,000 to help pay for health care reform.
Citizens for Tax Justice released a new state-by-state cost-assessment of two proposals to pay for health care reform.
Katrina vanden Heuvel takes a look at the new IPS report “Reversing the Great Tax Shift” and mentions Wealth for the Common Good’s work in The Nation.
Edgar Bronfman makes a powerful case for fair and progressive taxes.