Sunday, July 5, 2020

Tag: rich

‘Grotesque’: While 41 million people lost jobs due to COVID-19, US...

"This is a grotesque indicator of the deep inequalities in U.S. society."

Bill Moyers and Neil Barofsky on big bailouts

"The big financial institutions who were– obviously the biggest winners of the last bailout– they’re gonna win again. They always win. That’s kinda the way our system is organized."

It’s morally intolerable for the privileged to profit from this emergency

At a time when almost everyone feels burdened and fearful, the use of power and privilege to exploit weakness and vulnerability is morally intolerable.

Does the coronavirus crisis have to end with a wealthier wealthy?

These wealthy few can exploit the vulnerabilities of societies in crisis to make themselves even wealthier.

World’s 500 richest people gained $1.2 trillion in wealth in 2019:...

"A small handful of billionaires should not be able to accumulate more money than they could spend in 10 lifetimes while millions of Americans are living in poverty and dying because they can't afford healthcare."

Biden and Bloomberg want Uncle Sam to defer to Uncle Scrooge

If Uncle Scrooge existed as a billionaire in human form today, it’s easy to picture him aligned with fellow plutocrats against the “threat” of Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren.

Even the grim reaper favors the rich

The Republicans’ pro-wealth, anti-labor and anti-social welfare campaigns are pushing people over a cliff before they live long enough to become grannies.

From the 80s to today, the top 1 percent gain trillions,...

"Between 1989 and 2018, the top 1 percent increased its total net worth by $21 trillion."

Reign in the ‘recklessness of Wall Street:’ Bernie Sanders and Barbara...

"It is long past time for Congress to rein in the recklessness of Wall Street billionaires and build an economy that works for all Americans."

How wealthy is America

We have a lot of wealth per capita. Why can't we share it?

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Future US presidents must not be allowed to manage any type of pandemic

We can’t keep doing things “the old way’, especially when they don’t work. It’s time to make this critically important change.

The USPS is the only organization that was forced to pre-pay for health benefits...

“The Postal Service's $15 billion debt is a direct result of the mandate.”

Why America is the greatest country

I just know that everything is okay because I live in the greatest country. And America is the greatest country because everything is okay.

Senate kills amendment to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan

“The pandemic clearly shows that expensive endless wars that cost $6 trillion from taxpayers make Americans less safe as they take funds from critical needs like healthcare.”

House passes massive infrastructure bill, Senate Majority Leader calls it ‘nonsense’

The $1.5 trillion package includes investing in clean energy, public lands, and transit systems and focused less on building new roads.