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89%VideoDec 2010

Alan Grayson explains why the rich want tax cuts for the rich

Pointing out the obvious is sometimes necessary when chatter becomes too loud. Democrat Alan Grayson does what he does so well and suggests a better idea to extending Bush's tax cuts for the rich.

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89%VideoSep 2011

Patriotic Millionaires say "tax me"

A group of millionaires got together to send this message to congress. 375,000 Americans have incomes over a million dollars. During the Great Depression, millionaires had a top marginal tax rate of 68%. In 1963 it was 91%. In 1976 it was 70%. Today it is 35%.

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88%SoundJan 2010

Billy Bragg sets up Facebook campaign against RBS bonuses

Singer and activist Billy Bragg speaks to Paddy O'Connell on Radio 2 about withholding his tax to protest the bonuses paid at state owned Royal Bank of Scotland. Heather McGregor weighs in to defend the bankers. If you want to threaten to withdraw your income tax, find out how here. www.nobonus4rbs.co.uk

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88%VideoMar 2010

Have you heard about the Robin Hood banker's tax?

Sweet little idea that would be very tough on the banking sector. A tiny tax on bank transactions that could raise billions. Campaign video by Richard Curtis and Bill Nighy. www.robinhoodtax.org.uk

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88%VideoJul 2011

Bill Maher on tax cuts for private jets while the middle class bleed

(5:21) Corporation tax in the US is 35%. In 2010 Citygroup paid 16.9% and reduced their workforce by over 5,000. General Electric paid 7.4% and their workforce shrunk by 17,000. HP paid 20.2% and shipped jobs abroad. The list goes on and on... So much for the notion that tax breaks for rich corporations creates jobs.

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88%VideoAug 2011

Bill Maher discusses socialism and luxury taxes with his guests

On the right: Matt Kibbe, president and CEO of FreedomWorks and one of the masterminds of Tea Party politics, and Republican strategist Margaret Hoover, great-granddaughter of former President Herbert Hoover. On the left: Eliot Spitzer, former Democrat governor of New York, and of course Bill Maher. Actor Byran Cranston has the last word.

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88%VideoSep 2011

Rachel Maddow - Do the rich need to be richer to create jobs?

(9:49) Battle lines are forming (finally) between those who side with the Koch brothers who insist that the rich need to be even richer to create more jobs, and those who follow the populous view, the rich should pay higher taxes. Both sides have their super rich supporters - game on.

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88%VideoOct 2011

Obama sings Reagan's tune - No loopholes for millionaires

Richer people paying a higher tax rate than poorer people isn't a socialist plot to steal money from the rich. It is just plain common fairness.

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88%VideoApr 2012

How did Mitt Romney get so obscenely rich?

(2:51) American political economist Robert Reich explains how Mitt Romney made so much money, ($21 million in 2010 alone) and paid such a low rate of tax (13.9 percent).

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88%VideoMar 2013

Robert Reich - The myth that Americans live beyond their means

(3:58) American economist Robert Reich explains why it is a myth that Americans are living beyond their means, and that it is actually their means that have not kept up with the economy.

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