It Ain't Fair

Corporate America is shutting average Americans' voices out, while they help themselves to taxpayer dollars. The economic playing field is tilted against the middle class — and we have the power to change that.


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Black Lung Disability Trust Fund

As a result of so many miners getting sick from breathing in coal dust over 78,000 people have died from pneumoconiosis, or black lung disease. In 1977, the government started charging an excise tax on each ton of coal mined for the disability payments and health care of afflicted miners. $15 to $26 billion by 2050; If Congress doesn’t put a stop to this, that’s what it could cost the American taxpayer.