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Protest causes GOP leader to cancel income inequality speech

Update: University disputes Cantor’s explanation for cancellation House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) canceled a planned speech about income inequality on Friday, after learning that his hosts at the University of Pennsylvania planned to make the event open to the public. The speech, largely anticipated to be the first major…

Sen. Bernie Sanders calls for eliminating corporate tax loopholes and tax breaks

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) called for closing corporate tax loopholes and eliminating tax breaks for oil and gas companies Sunday after reports that General Electric and other giant corporations pay nothing or almost nothing in federal income taxes. According to The New York Times, General Electric made $14.2 billion in…

72,000 stimulus payments went to dead people

Inspector general: 72,000 stimulus payments went to dead people; 17,000 to prison inmates More than 89,000 stimulus payments of $250 each went to people who were either dead or in prison, a government investigator says in a new report. The payments, which were part of last year’s massive economic recovery…

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