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Senate Republicans are drafting their own infrastructure plan and want to tax people for it, not corporations

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT). Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Republicans are starting to draft an infrastructure plan in a bid to strike a deal with Biden. It may shift the financial burden of the plan onto people instead of large corporations. The plan could come in at less than half of the $2.3 trillion proposal laid out by the White House. See more stories on Insider's business page. A group of Senate Republicans is assembling an infrastructure plan, part of a bid to...
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Jeff Bezos downplays claims that Amazon workers are 'desperate souls' or 'robots' who can't take bathroom breaks, but admits the company needs to 'do a better job' for employees after their failed union push

Jeff Bezos, president and CEO of Amazon and owner of The Washington Post, speaks at the Economic Club of Washington DC's "Milestone Celebration Dinner" in Washington, U.S., September 13, 2018. Reuters/Joshua Roberts Jeff Bezos defended Amazon employees' working conditions in his 2020 letter to shareholders. Bezos said workers are inaccurately portrayed as "desperate souls" and "robots" in news reports. But after the failed Alabama union vote, Amazon needs to "do a better job" for w...
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Sanders says he disagrees with Tlaib's call for 'no more policing'

Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders said Wednesday evening that he disagreed with Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a fellow progressive, after she called for "no more policing, incarceration, and militarization" in the wake of Daunte Wright's fatal encounter with police in Minnesota.
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Sen. Bernie Sanders: Trump was right about this

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) reacts to President Joe Biden's plan to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by September 11, saying it was one thing former President Trump was right about.
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Mitt Romney and Kyrsten Sinema partner on a bipartisan proposal to hike the minimum wage

Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT). Scott J. Applewhite/AP Sens. Mitt Romney and Kyrsten Sinema are working together on a minimum wage proposal. Romney confirmed their collaboration on a bill to reporters on Wednesday. It comes as Democrats discuss the minimum wage after an increase to $15 failed earlier this year. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sens. Mitt Romney and Kyrsten Sinema are working together on their own minimum wage proposal, after an increase to $15 was stricken from re...
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The IRS chief says $1 trillion in taxes could be going uncollected every year - or more

Charles Rettig. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images In a Senate Finance Committee hearing, IRS Commissioner Charles Rettig addressed the tax gap. That's the gap between how much is owed in taxes and what's actually collected. Rettig said the gap could possibly exceed $1 trillion a year, far higher than the official estimate. See more stories on Insider's business page. While the IRS' current official estimate of the tax gap - taxes owed but not collected - is $441 billion, the ...
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Bernie Sanders expresses 'serious concerns' over Biden proposal for modest increase in Pentagon spending

Sen. Bernie Sanders said he has "serious concerns" about the Biden administration's defense spending proposal. Win McNamee/Getty Images The Biden administration is asking Congress for $753 billion to fund US military operations. That's a slight uptick over last year. Sen. Bernie Sanders said he has "serious concerns" about spending money on a "bloated Pentagon." See more stories on Insider's business page. The Biden administration is requesting $753 billion in spending on the U...
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Bernie Sanders applauds the 'courage' of Amazon workers for taking on the tech giant, says failed union vote will inspire other unionization efforts

Sen. Bernie Sanders, left, and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, right. Getty Images Getty Images Sen. Bernie Sanders said Amazon workers will inspire other union-organizing efforts. Workers at the Bessemer, Alabama, Amazon plant voted the union down 1,798 to 738. Sanders has previously criticized Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos for trying to stop unionization efforts. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Bernie Sanders applauded Amazon workers at the Bessemer, Alabama, factory for taking on t...
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The US is prepared to lift sanctions on Iran that are 'inconsistent' with the 2015 nuclear deal

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani called Western Democracy "fragile." Reuters The US is prepared to lift sanctions on Iran "inconsistent" with the 2015 nuclear deal. The State Department did not offer specifics on what sanctions might be lifted. The US and Iran are involved in indirect talks in Vienna as part of an effort to revive the deal. See more stories on Insider's business page. The State Department on Wednesday said that the US is willing to lift sanctions on Iran that are "inc...
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Biden's campaign made 2 promises on canceling student debt. He hasn't done either.

President Joe Biden. Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Biden made campaign promises to cancel $10,000 in student debt per person and forgive debt for students from HBCUs and public colleges. As president, he has not yet followed through on either promise. The DOE has already canceled debt for defrauded borrowers and borrowers with disabilities. See more stories on Insider's business page. So far, President Joe Biden's Department of Education has acted to address the $1.7 trillion st...
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Biden calls his infrastructure plan bold. Bernie Sanders says more work must be done

President Joe Biden's roughly $2 trillion jobs proposal that is focused on infrastructure and the climate crisis is a "serious proposal," Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday, but more work must be done on the plan to ensure it addresses major issues concerning the nation's "human infrastructure."
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Sanders discusses the 'crisis' not included in Biden's plan

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) discusses President Joe Biden's infrastructure plan and tells CNN's Jake Tapper that the US needs to address its "human infrastructure" as well.
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Amazon apologized for a snarky tweet and acknowledged its delivery drivers do pee in bottles

Parcels are stored in a truck in a logistics centre of the mail order company Amazon. Rolf Vennenbernd/picture alliance via Getty Images Amazon issued an apology Friday to Rep. Mark Pocan for a tweet it made last week. In the tweet, Amazon denied its workers pee in bottles, despite it being a well-known occurrence. Amazon said their tweet was inaccurate and that delivery drivers do pee in bottles sometimes. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon apologized Friday for a sni...
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Amazon's Twitter Army Was Handpicked For 'Great Sense of Humor'

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Intercept: Amazon's small Twitter army of "ambassadors" was quietly conceived in 2018 under the codename "Veritas," which sought to train and dispatch select employees to the social media trenches to defend Amazon and its CEO, Jeff Bezos, according to an internal description of the program obtained exclusively by The Intercept. Amazon ambassadors drew attention this week as they responded to a wave of online criticism for the company's treatment of wo...
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We spoke to the man behind 'Darla,' a parody Amazon employee Twitter account that went viral

Screenshot from Robby Appleton Amazon's FC Ambassadors on Twitter have been active again amid bad press for the company. One account purporting to be a worker named Darla was actually Robby Appleton. He told Insider that he backs the union effort by actual Amazon employees in Alabama. See more stories on Insider's business page. As Amazon faces increased scrutiny ahead of the decision of its Bessemer, AL union vote this week, the company's Twitter presence has become increasi...
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The Oscar Mayer heir who gave away his fortune reveals how the rich hide their wealth - and how to stop them

Chuck Collins. Courtesy of Chuck Collins New research has shown that the wealthiest Americans hide away their money from tax collectors. Researcher Chuck Collins has written a whole book on how the wealthy hide their fortunes. He told Insider it's a fixable problem, but one that requires closing loopholes. See more stories on Insider's business page. Chuck Collins knows how rich people hide their money.Collins was an heir to the Oscar Mayer wiener fortune, an inheritance that he ga...
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Leaked documents reveal how Amazon built a Twitter army to defend itself in a secret project codenamed 'Veritas'

Amazon's Twitter army has defended it against criticism over the company's labor practices. Jason Redmond/Reuters Amazon trained warehouse employees to defend it against criticism, The Intercept reported Tuesday. The program, "Veritas," drew attention as workers responded to criticism about workplace conditions. Amazon's public messaging has drawn pushback amid a landmark effort by its workers to unionize. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon is facing a fres...
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An Amazon engineer reportedly raised red flags internally about Amazon's tweets picking fights with lawmakers, calling them suspicious and 'unnecessarily antagonistic'

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts An Amazon engineer raised red flags internally about Amazon's tweets last week, Recode reports. Amazon and its executives tweeted at multiple lawmakers, strongly criticizing Sen. Bernie Sanders. it was reportedly at the urging of CEO Jeff Bezos, who wanted leaders to push back against critics. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon stirred up controversy last week with its bold tweets to US lawmakers. Those missives were so...
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Amazon takes a page out of Trump's playbook, accusing critics of spreading 'alternative facts' and picking fights with politicians on Twitter

Amazon is taking a page out of Trump's PR playbook. Leah Millis/Reuters/Cliff Owen/AP Amazon is taking a page out of Trump's public-relations playbook. The company accused a union leader of taking "alternative facts to a whole new level" on Friday. Amazon has slammed multiple progressive politicians on Twitter this week. See more stories on Insider's business page. Amazon is taking a page out of President Donald Trump's playbook with its recent public-relations strategy,...
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Elizabeth Warren clashed with Amazon over unionization, and said she'd break up Big Tech so that it can't 'heckle senators with snotty tweets'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Mandel Ngan/Pool/Getty Images, Elif Ozturk/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren slammed Amazon's anti-union tactics on Thursday night. Warren also said Amazon exploited tax loopholes and "heckled" senators with "snotty tweets." "You make the tax laws @SenWarren; we just follow them," Amazon tweeted. See more stories on Insider's business page. Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren clashed with Amazon on T...
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10 Things in Politics: Biden bets on infrastructure

President Joe Biden. AP Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to get this newsletter in your inbox each day. Send your tips and suggestions to [email protected] or tweet me @BrentGriffiths. Here's what you need to know:Biden wants a real infrastructure week, no malarkey.A messy divorce case has led Manhattan prosecutors to more documents about Trump's finances.A progressive think tank is churning out policy wonks for the White House.1. BIDEN LEAVES O...
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How Democrats could ditch the GOP and increase the minimum wage on their own

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), united his caucus to pass $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images A $15 minimum wage increase didn't survive the reconciliation process for the recent stimulus law. Two economists say they've come up with a proposal that could make it through another one. But some Democrats are split on what an increase should look like. See more stories on Insider's business page. Democrats tried and fa...
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History shows us that wealth taxes don’t work

With Democrats now in control of the House, Senate and White House, many of the most significant policy battles of the next two years will be determined by intraparty fights within the Democratic Party’s various factions. Although not a moderate in any meaningful sense, President Joe Biden has always positioned himself strategically at the center of his party. Nevertheless, his defeat of the party’s left wing in the last presidential primary won’t be the end of a populist insurgence. Sadly, one ...
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Amazon is ripping into Bernie Sanders as pressure builds in the final days of a union vote led by workers in Alabama

Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during an event to introduce the Raise The Wage Act in the Rayburn Room at the US Capitol on January 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Amazon consumer chief Dave Clark attacked Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday morning. Clark said Sanders "should save his finger wagging lecture" until he raises the minimum wage in Vermont. Sanders is traveling to Alabama to speak with Amazon workers voting on the company's first union. V...
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Bernie Sanders says Biden had the 'courage' to shed moderate past and 'act boldly' on the economy

Joe Biden greets Sen. Bernie Sanders before the Democratic presidential primary debate at Drake University on January 14, 2020 in Des Moines, Iowa. Scott Olson/Getty Images In a New York Times interview, Sen. Bernie Sanders discussed the recent stimulus package. He praised Biden for going bold with its size and scope, and hopes that continues. He also said he hopes Democrats follow the lead of a president willing to "go forward aggressively." See more stories on Insider's business page...
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Bernie Sanders is targeting the wealthy and corporations with 2 new tax measures

Senate Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, examining wages at large profitable corporations. AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool At a Senate Budget Committee Hearing, Bernie Sanders said he's introducing two new tax bills. One would reform the estate tax, a tax on inherited properties, and the other would target corporate taxes. The estate tax reform could raise up to $430 billion over 10 years. Se...
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Big banks rush to back Greenwood, Killer Mike’s Atlanta-based digital bank for underrepresented customers

Before even taking its first deposit, Greenwood, the digital banking service targeting Black and Latino individuals and business owners, has raised $40 million — only a few months after its launch. Coming in to finance the new challenger bank are six of the seven largest U.S. Banks and the payment technology developers Mastercard and Visa. That’s right, Bank of America, PNC, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and Truist, are backing a bank co-founded by a man who declared, “I’m with the revolutionary....
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Amazon asked a Democratic lawmaker if he really believes its workers pee in bottles as the tech giant faces criticism for its anti-union efforts

Democratic Rep. Mark Pocan, left, criticized Amazon after Dave Clark, its consumer chief, right, called it a "progressive workplace." Al Drago/Getty Images, Yagi Studio/Getty Images, Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images Amazon denied in a Twitter spat with a lawmaker that its warehouse workers urinate in bottles. Rep. Mark Pocan had used the anecdote to counter Amazon's claim that it's a "progressive workplace." Democratic lawmakers have criticized Amazon over the past month for its an...
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Bernie Sanders against Donald Trump Twitter ban: 'Tomorrow it could be somebody else'

Sen. Bernie Sanders is not a fan of Trump, but that doesn't mean he thinks the former president should have been suspended after deadly Capitol siege.       [Author: USA TODAY]
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On Equal Pay Day, advocates from Bernie Sanders to Amy Schumer call to end the tipped wage

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 16: Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during an event to introduce the Raise The Wage Act in the Rayburn Room at the U.S. Capitol January 16, 2019 in Washington, DC. The proposed legislation, which will gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2024, is unlikely to pass in the Republican-controlled Senate. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Female tipped workers experience higher levels of harassment and poverty, per a new report. Advocates urge action on Equa...
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