Daily Clips: April 11th, 2016

It’s amazing what America could do with the money the rich hide overseas:

In the United States, the Treasury would collect about $124 billion a year in additional taxes — $36 billion from individual taxpayers and $88 billion from multinational corporations — if it weren’t for such schemes, according to estimates by Gabriel Zucman, an economist at the University of California at Berkeley.

Ivanka and Eric Trump didn’t register in time to vote for their dad in New York: Trump joked that he “might cut off their allowances.” Interestingly, New York State “has some of the most restrictive voting laws in the nation” — an honor I wouldn’t have expected for a liberal bastion. Get this: to vote in New York’s GOP primary, you would have had to register as a Republican by October 9th!

Recent polls show that Trump may not need his kids to vote anyway. He is well beyond the reach of either of his rivals — a Fox News poll showed “that 54 percent of likely Republican voters support Trump, with 22 percent for Kasich and 15 percent for Cruz.”

More GOP politicians have been arrested for sexual misconduct in bathrooms than trans people — “Obviously we need laws against senators using bathrooms, not trans people”

There’s a widening gap in life expectancy between the rich and the poor: Predictable. And it’s gotten worse over time. “Between 2001 and 2014 life expectancy increased by 2.3 years for men and 2.9 years for women in the top 5 percent of the income distribution, but increased by only. 0.3 years for men and 0.04 years for women in the bottom 5 percent.”

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Nick Cassella
Nick Cassella graduated from the University of St Andrews in Scotland in 2014. After graduating, he worked on the Initiative 594 campaign before joining Civic Ventures, where he now manages Civic Skunk Works' social media presence.