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jcitybone

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2019/09/30/bernie-sanders-pushes-inequality-tax-punish-companies-where-ceos-earn-far-more-than-workers/?utm_source=reddit.com

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is unveiling a plan on Monday that would dramatically increase taxes on corporations that pay their CEOs far more than their workers, adding to the growing suite of policy proposals to expand taxes in the Democratic presidential race.

Under Sanders’s plan, the government would increase a firm’s corporate tax rate if its highest-paid employee earns more than 50 times that of its average worker — an attempt to encourage companies to distribute their profits more equally.

The plan would only apply to companies with more than $100 million in annual revenue.

“You have CEOs making 500 or 1,000 times more than the median income worker — that’s a signal of a lot of what is wrong in this country,” Sanders said in a brief interview Sunday night. “We want to make clear that’s bad policy, and we will impose taxes on the most egregious examples.”

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jcitybone

https://www.sevendaysvt.com/OffMessage/archives/2019/09/29/aoc-sanders-dine-at-burlingtons-penny-cluse-cafe

That was the case Saturday morning when U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) — aka AOC — joined Sanders, wife Jane O’Meara Sanders and campaign manager Faiz Shakir at Burlington’s Penny Cluse Café.

According to owner and chef Charles Reeves, who was working in the kitchen that morning, Sanders is a semi-regular and “usually gets the buckwheat pancakes with blueberries.” Ocasio-Cortez ordered scrambled eggs with rye toast and home fries, Reeves reported.

“They’re totally regular people when they eat,” he said of Sanders and O’Meara Sanders. “And we don’t make a big deal about it.”

What was up for discussion Saturday morning was less clear. Sanders’ campaign did not respond to a request for comment and Seven Days could not reach an Ocasio-Cortez spokesperson, though her office confirmed the meeting to CNN.

Ocasio-Cortez is widely seen as one of the most influential liberal politicians in the country — and her endorsement would be a big get in the Democratic presidential primary. Before she unseated a veteran member of Congress in 2018, she volunteered for Sanders’ 2016 campaign. She has also worked with and praised Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), another presidential contender.

“What I would like to see in a presidential candidate is one that has a coherent worldview and logic from which all these policy proposals are coming forward,” Ocasio-Cortez told CNN in May. “I think Sen. Sanders has that. I also think Sen. Warren has that.”

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jcitybone
Benny

I am not convinced she’s made a choice.

jcitybone

Who knows probably not but why was she up all the way in Burlington VT?

Benny

related to this, maybe?https://t.co/x3Q27ESbJa

— NY For Sanders #Bernie2020 (@NYforSanders) September 29, 2019

jcitybone

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/30/us/politics/joe-biden-ads.html

Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s presidential campaign has sharply scaled back his online advertising, cutting spending so severely since August that he is now investing only a fraction of what his top rivals are on Facebook and Google, the two dominant internet platforms.

In a race where many voters are following politics on their smartphones, Mr. Biden’s pullback is an unusual and potentially worrisome sign about his appeal among the Democratic activists, young people and donors who are especially engaged on social media. Candidates rarely withdraw so much money from their online campaigns unless they are seeing weak results in online fund-raising, according to interviews with digital strategists.

humphrey

Maybe he gets more than enough cash from his numerous big $$$$ fundraisers and doesn’t have to bother with the peons.

humphrey

Benny

Yet, CNN played his new ad in its entirety this morning. Would they show Bernie’s new one? Nope.

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