For this weekend’s reading list we have articles on the Buffett Rule, ObamaCare reducing the deficit, the oil industry making massive profits yet cutting jobs, speaking to your children about diversity and inclusion, and the 50th anniversary of the Students for a Democratic Society founding.
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Why We Need a Buffett Rule (For Now) - a good overview of how, at least until we are able to radically overhaul the tax system, we need the Buffett Rule to make the system fairer and more transparent, and to raise some revenue. Senate Democrats plan to hold a cloture vote on the Buffett Rule on Monday, April 16, so please call your Senators and tell them to support asking the wealthiest Americans to pay a little more of their fair share.
Health Reform Will Reduce the Deficit – a good explainer of how ObamaCare will reduce the deficit , and a debunking of conservative claims to the contrary
Profits and Pink Slips – a report from House Democrats about how the four biggest oil companies – Shell, Exxon Mobil, BP, and Chevron – raked in $546 billion in profits from 2005 through 2010, and received tens of billions in taxpayer subsidies, yet laid off more than 11,200 workers in the US.
‘The Talk’ With My White Daughter – A good essay on how to teach our children about diversity and inclusion, as opposed to the bigoted claptrap that former-National Review columnist John Derbyshire says he teaches his children.
The Port Huron Statement at 50 – a forum on the 50th anniversary of the founding document of the 1960s left wing organization Students for a Democratic Society, and on the achievements, setbacks, missteps, and challenges for the left since then.