Florida launched an investigation Wednesday into an upscale nursing home amid reports that it administered coronavirus vaccines to wealthy donors and members of a country club along with its residents and employees. read more
In a video posted online that has since gone viral, a woman said that she was one of the people who stormed the U.S. Capitol Building on Wednesday. She even identifying herself by name and where she is from.
Unemployment claims jumped sharply last week as a surge in coronavirus hospitalizations and deaths put new pressure on the U.S. economy just before critical coronavirus aid programs are set to expire. read more
The Trump administration defended its push for a one-time $600 stimulus check instead of weekly unemployment benefits in its latest stimulus offer, characterizing it as a more efficient way to deliver aid to struggling Americans. "By sending out checks, we're putting money into the economy for people. This will have the impact of creating demand, which will have the impact of creating jobs," Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a virtual call with reporters on Wednesday, per Politico. "We want to get people their jobs back." read more
The Trump administration has a dirty little secret: It's not just planning to increase taxes on most Americans. The increase has already been signed, sealed and delivered, buried in the pages of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. President Trump and his congressional allies hoodwinked us. The law they passed initially lowered taxes for most Americans, but it built in automatic, stepped tax increases every two years that begin in 2021 and that by 2027 would affect nearly everyone but people at the top of the economic hierarchy. All taxpayer income groups with incomes of $75,000 and under " that's about 65 percent of taxpayers " will face a higher tax rate in 2027 than in 2019. read more