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"VOTE!" by Paul Sableman licensed under CC BY 2.0

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Behind the Curtain: The Corporate Plot to Upend Democracy

September 29, 2021

This report examines the ways corporations and the ultrarich are lobbying in response the the Biden Administration's Build Back Better plan. Specifically, they focus on who is spending big to block key measures in the plan related to taxes, drug pricing, healthcare, housing, the environment, and immigration. The authors explain wht that Build Back Better agenda proposes, and what current polls reveal about popular opinion.

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