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Morris Pearl: Republicans are Holding the Economy Hostage over the Debt Ceiling

Washington, DC, January 19, 2022 – Today, the United States officially hit its $31.4 trillion debt limit. The Treasury Department will now resort to using “extraordinary measures” over the next few months to prevent an economically catastrophic default. In response, Morris Pearl, the Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires and a former managing director at BlackRock, Inc., released […]

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Morris Pearl, Patriotic Millionaires: Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill: Nowhere Near the Scope and Scale Necessary for the Moment

Washington, DC, August 10, 2021 – This morning, the US Senate voted to pass a bipartisan infrastructure bill with $550 billion in new funding after months of negotiations between Democrats and Republicans. In response, Morris Pearl, Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires and former managing director at BlackRock, Inc., issued the following statement: It’s great that a bipartisan group in […]

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Morris Pearl: CBO Analysis of Raise the Wage Act is Overwhelmingly Positive

Washington, DC, February 8, 2021 – This morning, the Congressional Budget Office released a report on the budgetary effects of the Raise the Wage Act, legislation that would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025. In response,Morris Pearl, the Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires, former managing director of BlackRock, Inc., and author […]

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Morris Pearl: White House Proposal to Include a Capital Gains Tax Holiday in Next Round of Coronavirus Legislation is Blindingly Stupid

Washington, DC, July 14, 2020 – In an interview with Fox Business Monday afternoon, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow commented on the prospects for a phase 4 coronavirus relief legislation, saying that the White House may push for the final package to include a capital gains tax holiday. In response to Kudlow’s remarks, Morris Pearl, […]

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Morris Pearl: Senate Coronavirus Bill Prioritizes $500 Billion Mnuchin-Trump Slush Fund Over American Lives

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2020 – Last night, the Senate voted unanimously to pass a $2 trillion economic stimulus package in response to the rapidly escalating COVID-19 crisis. This package includes a provision for a nearly $500 billion fund for stimulus distributions to corporations at the discretion of the Secretary of the Treasury, Mr. Steven Mnuchin […]

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