The Omission of Facts, by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
March 22, 2017

It is not just Donald Trump whose rhetoric is chronically bereft of reality. Politicians, reporters, commentators and academics are often similarly untethered to hard facts, albeit not for narcissistic enjoyment. There are many patterns of fact, relevant to a subject being discussed, that are off the table—either consciously or because they are deemed inconvenient. Rarely are there omissions due to the facts being hard to get or inaccessible.

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Michael Hudson: The Orwellian Double-Think That Is Used To Confuse People And Make Them Think That Poverty Is Wealth (Parts 1-5)

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with Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Michael Hudson
March 5, 2017

TheRealNews on Feb 26, 2017

Michael Hudson, author of the newly released J is for Junk Economics, says the media and academia use well-crafted euphemisms to conceal how the economy really works.

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Michael Hudson: Taxes Were Shifted Off the Rich and Onto Homeowners (Part 3)

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with Michael Hudson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
Michael Hudson
November 21, 2016

TheRealNews on Nov 21, 2016

Economist Michael Hudson, author of J is For Junk Economics, explains how the rising prices of homes came at a great cost to the middle and working classes.

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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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Updated: October 18, 2016

with Chris Hedges

RT America 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.

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

Capitalism Kills

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by Dariel Garner
Writer, Dandelion Salad
May 9, 2016

Like Bill Gates, George Soros, Warren Buffett and H. Ross Perot, but not as lofty, I was once called a “self-made man”. I was an entrepreneur who had co-founded over forty businesses in my career and had accumulated wealth that put me well within the top 0.01 of 1%. If people had something good to say about me, they would say I was a “marketing genius” and that I had the “Midas touch”; everything I touched turned to gold.

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If War Was Funded Like College Tuition by David Swanson

Sky's the Limit

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by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
warisacrime.org
April 24, 2014

Are you as tired as I am of news stories about college tuition costs rising? I’ve been out of college for many years, and you’d have to pay me to go back, but this is ridiculous.

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Ralph Nader Radio: Airline Security, Safety, and Smoke; Tax Day; Electoral College and New Zealand

Tax the Rich

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
April 21, 2014

With Ralph in DC, David in LA and Steve in New Zealand, Ralph tells us how one airline made the mistake of bumping him from a flight, how Paul Ryan lives in a corporate bubble, how he might tweak our system of government, and how one irate gentleman once delighted in blowing smoke in his face. Continue reading

Paying The Toll On The Economic Highway by William John Cox

by William John Cox
Guest Writer, Dandelion Salad
www.thevoters.org
November 5, 2013

The political coma of the U.S. government induced by Congress and its failure to represent those who elect it can ultimately be traced to the unfair and complex system of income taxation. Better for the country and more equitable for its taxpayers would be a toll tax on the movement of all money along the nation’s economic highway.

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Some Don’t Pay Their War Taxes by David Swanson

by David Swanson
Writer, Dandelion Salad
http://warisacrime.org
May 5, 2013

War tax resisters aren't buying it

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This past Saturday morning felt like mid-winter in Asheville, North Carolina, but was actually some weeks past tax day, and dozens of people were gathered in front of a federal building to say something about what federal income taxes are used for — something much more unusual than one would expect.

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How Big Corporations Are Unpatriotic by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
March 28, 2013

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Many giant profitable U.S. corporations are increasingly abandoning America while draining it at the same time.

General Electric, for example, has paid no federal income taxes for a decade while becoming a net job exporter and fighting its hard-pressed workers who want collective bargaining through unions like the United Electrical Workers Union (UE). GE’s boss, Jeffrey Immelt, makes about $12,400 an hour on an 8-hour day, plus benefits and perks, presiding over this global corporate empire.

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

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by Andrew Gavin Marshall
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
http://andrewgavinmarshall.com
February 5, 2013

The following is Part 3 of my three-part exclusive series for Occupy.com.

Part 1: Welcome to the Network of Global Corporate Control

Part 2: The “Real” Recovery: Welcome to the Network of Global Corporate Control

Corporate profits are good, right? Low taxes on corporations are also good, right? With high profits and low taxes, corporations have large amounts of money to “invest” in new businesses and jobs, meaning everyone else benefits. Continue reading

Kucinich: NO to #CatFoodChristmas + Bernie Sanders: If you change the CPI, you are raising taxes

Hands Off Social Security!

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by Dennis Kucinich
WASHINGTON, D.C.
December 20, 2012

Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today strongly objected to a proposal to cut Social Security benefits. The White House suggested a reduction in Social Security to cut costs as part of the so-called “fiscal cliff” negotiations.  The proposal called the “Chained Consumer Price Index” would result in a reduction of benefits for Social Security recipients even though Social Security does not contribute to the debt and should not be part of debt reduction negotiations.

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Not A Gaffe, But The Real Romney by Ralph Nader + Whose Taxes Would Mitt Romney Raise?

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
Sept. 20, 2012

The future of American elections

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There was something missing from the release of a tape showing Mitt Romney pandering to fat cats in Boca Raton, Florida with these very inflammatory words: “There are 47 percent who are with him, (Obama) who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you name it. These are people who pay no income tax.” Romney said his job “is not to worry about those people.”

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Ellen Brown: From Austerity to Prosperity With Publicly Owned Banks


with Ellen Brown
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
webofdebt.com
May 5, 2012

May 10, 2012 by

“From Austerity to Prosperity With Publicly Owned Banks”
Ellen Brown, author of “Web of Debt”. Philadelphia, April 27, 2012

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Fascism Today: Corporate Tax Escapees and You by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
July 11, 2011

Tax the Rich!

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The all-consuming Washington, D.C. wrangling over debts and deficits, spending and taxing is excluding a large reality of how these financial problems can sensibly and fairly be addressed. These blinders in Congress and the White House come from fact-starved ideologies–mostly from the Republicans–and fear-fed meekness–mostly from the Democrats. Both are furiously dialing for commercial campaign cash.

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