Posts By Ben O'Keefe

Want to Save the Economy? Well Then it's Time We "Make Polluters Pay"
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Dear fellow MoveOn member, Here’s a big-picture idea: instead of investing in dirty fuels, let’s start charging polluters for poisoning our skies and then invest the revenue so that it benefits everyone. Every ton of carbon that’s released into the atmosphere costs our nation between $40 and $100, and we release millions tons of it […]

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The Big Picture: Estate Tax
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Dear fellow MoveOn member, To prevent the rise of a new aristocracy, we need to raise the estate tax—a tax on inherited wealth. And we need to do it now. The richest 1 percent of Americans hold 42 percent of our nation’s wealth.1 We haven’t seen this concentration of wealth since the Gilded Age of […]

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10 #FastTrackFacts
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For the past two weeks, we’ve been running a daily Twitter campaign to convince the last handful of undecided House Democrats to commit to saying “#NoFastTrack” for the Trans-Pacific Partnership—a secret trade deal that could have huge effects on our economy, environment, and so much more. Yesterday, as part of that push, we sent a […]

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The Big Picture: We Must Strengthen Labor Unions
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Dear fellow MoveOn member, There is one solution to skyrocketing inequality that most of the TV talking heads love to ignore: Unions! It’s no surprise. Without unions, big companies like Walmart or Amazon can cut benefits, allow unsafe working conditions, slash wages, and pocket the massive profits. Well, I’m not afraid to talk about how […]

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MUST SEE: "10 Ideas to Save the Economy: End Corporate Welfare"
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Dear fellow MoveOn member, More money out of your pocket. Less money for our communities. All so big corporations can pad their bottom lines. Most Americans believe it’s time to end corporate welfare. If you agree, I need you to watch and share this video right now. No more handouts for Big Oil, no more special tax […]

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MUST SEE: Ten Ideas to Save the Economy: "Reinvent Education"
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Dear fellow MoveOn member, Elementary school students waking at 2 a.m. with nightmares about high-stakes tests. Middle schoolers stuck in crowded classrooms in underfunded schools. College grads whose reward for surviving it all is a lifetime of debt. Our broken education system is squashing passion for learning, eroding the love of teaching, and grinding up […]

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10 Ideas to Save the Economy: Expand Social Security
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Dear fellow MoveOn member, Flat wages and the end of pensions have left millions of Americans facing a retirement crisis. Already, nearly half of our parents, grandparents, and great grandparents would live in poverty if it weren’t for Social Security. There is a simple solution, and it starts with defending Social Security from the right […]

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