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Read My Lips: More Billionaire Taxes

Read My Lips: More Billionaire Taxes

What A Day - March 2, 2021 - 19:56

The coronavirus relief bill moves to the Senate this week. A group of progressive House Democrats are continuing to push for a minimum wage increase in the bill. Meanwhile, Senator Warren and other Democrats introduced a wealth tax proposal aimed at addressing economic inequality. We talk to Representative Pramila Jayapal about why she's pushing for it now.Protests in Myanmar are ongoing following the coup last month and the response from the police and military has grown increasingly violent. We review the recent history of the country, and recommend some good resources for digging in deeper. And in headlines: President Biden meets virtually with Mexican President Lopez-Obrador, why pharma companies won’t share vaccine blueprints, and former French leader Nicolas Sarkozy is convicted of corruption.Show Links:"Is Democracy in Myanmar Dead?"https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/15/opinion/myanmar-protests.htmlFollow journalist Aye Min Thant's on the ground reportinghttps://twitter.com/the_ayeminthant"How a Deadly Power Game Undid Myanmar’s Democratic Hopes"https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/02/world/asia/myanmar-coup-aung-san-suu-kyi.htmlFor a transcript of this episode, please visit crooked.com/whataday.

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