A paper cited by critics of the Build Back Better agenda analyzes a different plan than what President Joe Biden has proposed and Congress is considering, and it ignores many positive effects of the actual plan.
The Ways and Means Committee’s tax reforms take important steps toward tax fairness; Congress should do more.
By raising a low, outdated income floor, the SSI Restoration Act would pull more than 3 million Americans out of poverty.
The infrastructure bill represents a once-in-a-generation opportunity to expand women’s access to good jobs in construction trades.
Requiring more information from financial institutions will help catch and deter tax cheats while reducing audits of honest taxpayers.
Raising the debt limit merely allows the United States to make good on obligations it has already incurred, and defaulting on those obligations would be catastrophic.
Extending comprehensive coverage to the 2.2 million uninsured adults in the Medicaid coverage gap would lessen medical debt and lead to fewer evictions.
If the federal government required corporations to disclose markers of monopoly power, it would facilitate routine discussion and analysis of competition issues.
Unions help narrow the gap between working families and the superrich.
Union membership significantly increases wealth for all households, but Black and Hispanic families gain the most.
Biden’s Build Back Better plan addresses key failings of the U.S. tax system that let the wealthy and corporations avoid paying their fair share; Congress can and should do even more.
Increasing the federal minimum wage will help address decades-long inequalities in the rural job market.
President Joe Biden’s American Families Plan closes tax loopholes favoring the superrich while protecting family farmers and small-business owners upon passing a farm or family business to the next generation.
The current moment demands that the SEC add specific human capital metrics to its current disclosure regime to provide investors, other market participants, and the public reliable, consistent, and comparable information about companies’ management of their workers.
A bold investment in the care economy would help aging Americans and people with disabilities live at home affordably and create hundreds of thousands of good-paying home care jobs, addressing the industry’s severe job shortage.