2017-12-19 17:48:39

U.N. Special Rapporteur Says Tax Bill Will Make the U.S. “World Champion of Extreme Inequality”

As Congress prepares to vote on the controversial tax bill, the United Nations has issued a scathing report on poverty in the United States that found the Trump administration and Republicans are turning the U.S. into the “world champion of extreme inequality.” Philip Alston, the United Nations special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, announced his findings after conducting a two-week fact-finding mission across the country, including visits to California, Alabama, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Alston also warned that the Republican tax bill will transfer vast amounts of wealth to the richest earners while making life harder for the 41 million Americans living in poverty. Among other startling findings in Alston’s report, the U.S. ranks 36th in the world in terms of access to water and sanitation. DN! speaks with Philip Alston, who is also a professor at NYU Law School.

Congress GOP Tax Bill Human Rights Philip Alston Poverty United Nations

Economy

The Last Sip with Imara Jones

Tax Day and the Racial Wealth Gap

Tax Day and the Racial Wealth Gap

The Last Sip with Imara Jones

Owning Your Own Labor

Owning Your Own Labor

The Last Sip with Imara Jones

The Last Sip - Premiere

The Last Sip - Premiere

Democracy Now!

Nearly 4 People Are Evicted Every Minute: New Project Tracks U.S. Eviction Epidemic & Effects

Nearly 4 People Are Evicted Every Minute: New Project Tracks U.S. Eviction Epidemic & Effects

Democracy Now!

Stunning Investigation Confirms Black Mothers and Babies in the U.S. Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis

Stunning Investigation Confirms Black Mothers and Babies in the U.S. Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis

Democracy Now!

Former Gitmo Prisoner Moazzam Begg Explains How Torture & U.S.-Run Prisons Helped Give Birth to ISIS

Former Gitmo Prisoner Moazzam Begg Explains How Torture & U.S.-Run Prisons Helped Give Birth to ISIS

The Thom Hartmann Program

Racist Propaganda in Public Schools Leads to a Racist World

Racist Propaganda in Public Schools Leads to a Racist World

Democracy Now!

#FreeSiwatu: Pregnant Black Detroit Activist Jailed for Standing Her Ground & Protecting Her Family

#FreeSiwatu: Pregnant Black Detroit Activist Jailed for Standing Her Ground & Protecting Her Family

Related

Democracy Now!

Nearly 4 People Are Evicted Every Minute: New Project Tracks U.S. Eviction Epidemic & Effects

Nearly 4 People Are Evicted Every Minute: New Project Tracks U.S. Eviction Epidemic & Effects

The David Pakman Show

Mark Zuckerberg's Congressional Hearing Was a Joke

Mark Zuckerberg's Congressional Hearing Was a Joke

Democracy Now!

As Trump Threatens Syria, U.S.-Russian Relations Deteriorate

As Trump Threatens Syria, U.S.-Russian Relations Deteriorate

The David Pakman Show

Paul Ryan is Quitting Congress

Paul Ryan is Quitting Congress