Chris Hedges: A Tax System Rigged for the Rich + America’s Biggest Tax Dodgers are Clinton’s Biggest Donors

We have a Right to the City. Tax the Rich.

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Dandelion Salad

Updated: October 18, 2016

with Chris Hedges

RT Shows on Oct 15, 2016

On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges sits down with David Cay Johnson, author of “The Making of Donald Trump” to examine how the Republican presidential nominee and the rich are benefiting from a rigged tax system. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil further explores how the U.S. tax code has been rewritten to benefit the wealthy.


Updated: October 18, 2016

America’s biggest tax dodgers are Clinton’s biggest donors

RTAmerica on Oct 18, 2016

According to a new report from Bernie Sanders, who tracked earnings and tax reports from our biggest multinational corporations between the years of 2008 and 2012, our biggest tax dodgers are also Hillary Clinton’s biggest donors. The Resident breaks it down.

from the archives:

Abby Martin: Capitalism Cannot Be Reformed–Seize All the Banks–Dismantle the Empire!

Ralph Nader: The Two Party System Brought Us the Corrupt Political System That is Driving Our Country to the Ground

Chris Hedges: Corporations Have Seized All Levers of Power + Rap News Special

Ralph Nader on Two-Party Tyranny, Trump Cheating, Bernie Sanders, and Corporations Kill

Chris Hedges: Alt-Right Movement Has Overt Characteristics of Racism

Wealth Belongs To All Of Us – Not Just To The Rich by Dariel Garner

Cash Hoarding, Tax Evasion, and the Corporate Coup, Part 3 by Andrew Gavin Marshall

“Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Govt Expense (& Stick You with the Bill)” (must-listen)

6 thoughts on “Chris Hedges: A Tax System Rigged for the Rich + America’s Biggest Tax Dodgers are Clinton’s Biggest Donors

  1. Pingback: Chris Hedges: We Have To Step Outside This Corporate, Two-Party Duopoly – Dandelion Salad

  2. Good interview. We need to brace ourselves, to prepare for the grim prospects this ghastly charade portends.

    The current US military budget is over half a trillion dollars. A large number.

    It’s one thing to attempt to forge an ‘invincible’ sword of empire ~ quite another to be lethally wounded in the process of etching its spiritual justification, as a ‘moral’ inscription on the blade.

    Truth is the only grist for the mill of the gods, that grinds slowly and patiently.

  3. Taxes are just the tip of the iceberg, but most people don’t have enough imagination to see more. The truth is that EVERY part of a capitalist economy is rigged to favor the rich. Here is a simple explanation of how:

    All transactions can be called “trade”; for instance, employment is a trade of money for labor. Voluntary trade benefits both traders, but it more greatly benefits the trader who is in the stronger bargaining position, and thus makes him stronger still. So trade increases inequality, even if no cheating were involved. It’s like the board game “Monopoly,” which always ends with all the players but one impoverished, even if no one cheats. The long-term trend is toward plutocracy, which we now have. And although a benevolent oligarchy is possible in principle, it is rare in practice, because power really does corrupt; the Stanford Prison Experiment proved that.

    The only remedy is to share everything. But we haven’t done that in 10,000 years, and so today most people find that inconceivable. John Lennon sang “Imagine no possessions — I wonder if you can,” and most people today can’t. They just nibble around the edges, because the real truth in front of them is too big to see. The first step to changing this is to get more people talking about it.

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