On this edition of Your Call, we'll find out how the pandemic bailout benefited the rich instead of the working class. According to ProPublica, those $1,200 stimulus payouts were small change compared with the billions in tax breaks the CARES Act handed out to the country’s wealthiest.
The New York Times reports that hospitals got bailouts and paid CEOs millions as thousands of employees were laid off or furloughed.
According to the Labor Department, 44 million people are receiving unemployment benefits. Who’s fighting for the working class?
David Dayen, executive editor of The American Prospect and author of Chain of Title: How Three Ordinary Americans Uncovered Wall Street's Great Foreclosure Fraud
Jesse Eisinger, award-winning reporter and editor at ProPublica and author of the The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives
The Intercept, David Dayen: How the Fed Bailed Out the Investor Class Without Spending a Cent
ProPublica, Jesse Eisinger: The Bailout Is Working — for the Rich
The Nation, Jane McAlevey: We Really Need to Tax the Rich
ProPublica, Allan Sloan: The CARES Act Sent You a $1,200 Check but Gave Millionaires and Billionaires Far More