As I calculated yesterday from available data, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) currently touted by Donald Trump and various Republicans, will send thousands of Americans to their deaths, a minimum 13,500 by next year alone. The House vote is today, and while even some Republican representatives squirm and hesitate to approve it, Mr. Trump is putting exorbitant pressure on them to support it. Continue reading
Yesterday, I had the pleasure to sing the praise of Jeff Aronin, the lovely plutocrat who has made his obscene wealth by holding people’s lives hostage (especially their children’s lives – a true lover of kids, apparently). Continue reading
It’s not a million things going wrong in our economy, it’s only one – and it’s a pretty basic one. A small handful of people are hoarding all the resources and money for themselves. If we can prevent them from behaving so selfishly with our resources and redistribute their unimaginably large stashes of wealth (primarily in non-taxable offshore accounts) back into our economy, things would improve immeasurably…
In an article worth reading, its author, James Altucher, wrote:
From the moment our feet finally leave the inside of our mother’s womb, until the day we die, life is a battle. Respect everyone’s battles. Respect that everyone has it [as] hard, or harder, than you do.
Let me explain why this is noteworthy: Continue reading
Courtesy of this blog (by alerting you) and its maker(s), of course, here is an animated Saturday morning cartoon worth watching. I only wonder why the maker(s) of this video left out the vilification and scapegoating of immigrants.
(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “An Animated Video Explains Economic Inequality”)
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Cenk Uygur recently made a good point in reference to a study which showed that Americans overwhelmingly would prefer a quasi-socialist wealth and income distribution and concluded saying:“You’re Socialist and You Don’t Even Know It.” The point: even though this is what most of us want, many of us don’t realize it, continuing instead to chant the “free market” love song while actually not meaning it. This is a big reason why we must have more discussion about economic inequality. It gives those who haven’t thought things through a chance to do so.
The point I am highlighting here starts 4 minutes 40 seconds into the video clip:
(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “This Is The Income Inequality Video CEOs Don’t Want Americans To See”)
Most of us realize we have a nasty income and wealth inequality in America; and therefore – for many of us – life isn’t as good anymore as it was a few decades ago. But that’s not all.
Do you actually have an idea how gigantic our inequality is?
The below freely shareable video explains it very well:
(Note: if the video linked above gets deleted, you may search the Internet for the title: “Immigrant America: The High Cost of Deporting Parents”)
Below follows a list of some delusion-shattering facts covered in this video — and some hard questions.