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  • Racial wealth gap is vast: 2020 Democrats have plans to close it

    05/20/2019 9:44:11 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 72 replies
    NBC News ^ | 05/20/2019 | Benjy Sarlin
    From reparations to "baby bonds," Democratic candidates are proposing big ideas to confront inequality. If you’ve been to an event with a Democrat running for president this year, there's a good chance you’ve heard about it: the racial wealth gap. Candidates are regularly bringing up the fact that the typical black family has only one-tenth the assets of the typical white family — a divide that has grown larger than it was 35 years ago. Far from a niche concern, candidates have incorporated it into their signature proposals. They've addressed it in speeches not just to black churches in South...
  • When the Truth becomes inappropriate, the end of civilization nears.

    05/21/2019 4:31:18 AM PDT · by Great Awakening · 23 replies
    Personal Experience | 5-21-2019 | Myself
    When the Truth becomes inappropriate, the end of civilization nears. What a tangled web we weave when first we seek to deceive. Consider the mess the World is in. How has that happened? War is the result of dishonest behavior, isn't it? The failure to honestly, openly & effectively communicate with each other results in violent confrontations. Rational objective discussion & debate must rule for there to be peace. At this point, the opposition to the Trump leadership has offered no rational argument with a complicent contolled media propping their idiotic nonsense. It is a sad moment in the history...
  • Billionaire Richard Branson: Taxing the extremely wealthy like me 'makes sense'

    02/15/2019 7:20:49 AM PST · by Lockbox · 61 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2/14/19 | Berkeley Lovelace Jr.
    Billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist Richard Branson said Thursday that taxing the rich "makes sense," arguing the extremely affluent have a responsibility to tackle some of the biggest problems in the world, including wealth disparities. "People like myself are incredibly fortunate," the Virgin Group founder told CNBC's Morgan Brennan in an interview. "I suspect there should be higher taxes for the wealthy around the world and I don't think they would object to that." Branson — with a net worth of $4.1 billion, according to Forbes — is part of the growing circle of elite business leaders questioning wealth disparity in...
  • NYC Mayor De Blasio Says the 'Wrong People' Have All the Money

    01/14/2019 12:42:15 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/14/2019 | Rick Moran
    As in many major cities in the U..S run by Democrats, you have to be fabulously rich or wretchedly poor to live in New York City. Either you have the money to live in the rent-controlled, gentrified neighborhoods or you need government assistance.If I lived in the Big Apple and were rich, I'd start looking at properties in Connecticut.Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced the most ambitious health care plan in America, covering the 600,000 New Yorkers who don't have health insurance -- including illegal aliens. How will the city pay for it? Bill is a little fuzzy on...
  • 21 Surprising Statistics That Reveal How Much Stuff We Actually Own

    01/11/2019 7:07:48 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Becoming Minimalist ^ | 01/10/2019 | JOSHUA BECKER ·
    Most of us know we own too much stuff. We feel the weight and burden of our clutter. We tire of cleaning and managing and organizing. Our toy rooms are messy, our drawers don’t close, and our closets are filled from top to bottom. The evidence of clutter is all around us.Today, increasing data is being collected about our homes, our shopping habits, and our spending. The research is confirming our observation: we own too much stuff. And it is robbing us of life.Here are 21 surprising statistics about our clutter that help us understand how big of a problem...
  • Attention millennials: Trump publishes socialism primer

    10/26/2018 5:38:58 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 31 replies
    WND ^ | Art Moore
    After Barack Obama was elected in 2008, the no-longer-printed Newsweek magazine declared in a cover story “We are all socialists now.” This month, as WND reported, a new poll examining the political leanings of the next generation of leaders found 31 percent of millennials identify as “democratic socialist” or “socialist” while 40 percent of men in that age group say the same. Now, the Trump administration is offering an educational resource through its Council of Economic Advisors that asks whether or not socialism has ever delivered on its promises. It’s an empirical question, contends the 72-page report “The Opportunity Cost...
  • Trump Administration Mulls a Unilateral Tax Cut for the Rich

    07/31/2018 3:54:38 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 102 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7/31/18 | Alan Rappeport and Jim Tankersley
    The Trump administration is considering bypassing Congress to grant a $100 billion tax cut mainly to the wealthy, a legally tenuous maneuver that would cut capital gains taxation and fulfill a long-held ambition of many investors and conservatives. Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, said in an interview on the sidelines of the Group of 20 summit meeting in Argentina this month that his department was studying whether it could use its regulatory powers to allow Americans to account for inflation in determining capital gains tax liabilities. The Treasury Department could change the definition of “cost” for calculating capital gains, allowing...
  • The morning after Trump gives his acceptance speech ... the vetting will begin.

    02/16/2016 10:00:15 PM PST · by Theo · 88 replies
    Facebook ^ | Feb. 16, 2016 | Steve Deace
    Running into lots of conservatives concerned media giving Trump a pass and not vetting him, just reporting everything he says and acting as his press agent. There's a reason for this: Trump as the nominee accomplishes their two main objectives. RatingsThe destruction of the Reagan Coalition But fear not, my young padawans, I bring you glad tidings of great joy this morning. Because if a real vetting of Trump-World madness is what you want, rest assured starting the morning after he gives his rambling, incoherent acceptance speech at the convention the vetting will begin. Some things you may learn later...
  • Climate change summit takes political twist

    12/10/2014 6:24:13 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Buenos Aires Herald ^ | December 10, 2014 | By Fermín Koop
    The real part of the climate change negotiations started yesterday in Lima. Bolivian President Evo Morales took the spotlight at the United Nations summit as he pointed the finger at developed countries for their responsibility for climate change and suggested creating a world court to judge climate crimes. “Developing countries are the ones that struggle the most because of climate change even though they are the least responsible for it,” Evo Morales said, speaking alongside UN heads and several ministers. “After 30 years of negotiations, we haven’t reached any important climate change agreement. We have failed and now we are...
  • VIDEO: Judge Judy has zero tolerance for moocher used to Obama era mentality

    10/19/2014 10:04:24 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 27 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 10/19/14 | Rachel Alexander
    This video is worth watching to see how Judge Judy quickly decimates a woman who thinks she’s entitled to other people’s money. She thinks she can borrow $2,000 from a friend and never pay it back. She uses every excuse in the book, claiming because her friend and her husband “have money” (in her opinion), she shouldn’t have to pay it back. Unlike her friend – who also has children – she doesn’t work. She then uses her kids – she has five, her choice – to then justify not repaying her friend, calling her kids her job! This is...
  • Bill Gates vacations better than most aboard 450-foot luxury yacht near Italy

    08/09/2014 11:16:17 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 82 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 08/08/2014 | LEE MORAN
    Bill Gates doesn’t slum it when it comes to his vacations. The world's richest man has been photographed enjoying quality family time aboard an extravagant $330 million yacht. The Microsoft founder has been pictured on “The Serene,” a stunning 450-foot boat he’s renting from Stolichnaya vodka magnate Yuri Scheffler for a cool $5 million per week. Moored off the coast of Sardinia, it reportedly has 12 state rooms, a seawater swimming pool, a cinema, a nightclub, a climbing wall, a gym and two hot tubs.
  • The backtracking begins: Hillary hustles to halt fallout from ‘dead broke’ controversy

    06/10/2014 11:33:43 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 91 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10 Jun 2014 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was forced to explain — and recast — what she meant when she complained of her family’s financial struggles after leaving the White House. The subject was broached on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” when host Robin Roberts asked Mrs. Clinton if she could understand America’s head-scratching reaction to her claim that the Clintons were “dead broke” upon leaving the White House and needed to hit the lucative speaking circuit to build their bank accounts. “Yes I can, but everything in life has to be put into context,” she said, The Hill reported. “As I...
  • Illinois Democrats go all-in on class warfare theme

    03/23/2014 3:28:01 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 33 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 21, 2014 | Ray Long, Monique Garcia and Maura Zurick
    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Democrats went all-in Thursday with their election-year class warfare theme as Speaker Michael Madigan pitched the idea of asking voters to raise taxes on millionaires, Senate President John Cullerton advanced a minimum-wage increase and Gov. Pat Quinn compared wealthy opponent Bruce Rauner to TV villain Mr. Burns. The moves continued a Democratic push to highlight income inequity that started Tuesday night before Rauner had even claimed his narrow victory in the Republican primary for governor. Rauner and Republican legislative leaders have countered by accusing Democrats of being tax happy and trying to drive a wedge between the...
  • ‘Based on what?’ Actress Kristen Bell thinks rich people like her ‘SHOULD pay higher taxes’

    03/20/2014 2:36:02 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 50 replies
    Twitchy ^ | March 19, 2014
    Bell linked to a Salon article about the RNC’s new ad campaign featuring a Republican millennial. Naturally, she managed to tie that into an argument for higher tax rates for the wealthy:
  • Patients’ Costs Skyrocket; Specialists’ Incomes Soar (New York Times)

    01/19/2014 2:11:51 PM PST · by lbryce · 16 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 18, 2014 | Elisabeth Rosenthal
    Kim Little had not thought much about the tiny white spot on the side of her cheek until a physician’s assistant at her dermatologist’s office warned that it might be cancerous. He took a biopsy, returning 15 minutes later to confirm the diagnosis and schedule her for an outpatient procedure at the Arkansas Skin Cancer Center in Little Rock, 30 miles away. That was the prelude to a daylong medical odyssey several weeks later, through different private offices on the manicured campus at the Baptist Health Medical Center that involved a dermatologist, an anesthesiologist and an ophthalmologist who practices plastic...
  • Three Ways the Super-Rich Suck Wealth out of the Rest of Us

    12/10/2013 2:23:07 PM PST · by Chuckster · 23 replies
    Nation of Change ^ | 9 December 2013 | Paul Buchheit
    The facts are indisputable, the conclusion painful. The wealthiest people in the U.S. and around the world have used the stock market and the deregulated financial system to lay claim to the resources that should belong to all of us. This is not a matter of productive people benefiting from their contributions to society. This is a relatively small number of people extracting massive amounts of money through the financial system for accomplishing almost nothing. 1. They've Taken $1.6 Million Per Family in New Wealth Since the Recession The richest 5 percent of American families each gained at least that...
  • Large employers cite Obamacare ‘Cadillac’ tax in reducing benefits

    11/25/2013 5:27:12 PM PST · by markomalley · 76 replies
    NBC ^ | 11/25/2013 | Talesha Reynolds and Lisa Myers
    For 75 million Americans who get their insurance through large companies, the Affordable Care Act is a mixed bag.  Experts tell NBC News the new healthcare law is only slightly increasing premiums next year, but causing some companies with the most generous plans to reduce their employees’ benefits. Aaron Baker, 36, his wife Billie and their two young children are covered under a generous health insurance plan offered by the private Midwestern university where he’s worked for 10 years. When they opened their benefits notice this year, they were pleased to see their $385 premium is only up by four...
  • Pension criticism=racism. Aaauugghh! Aaauugghh! Aaauugghh!

    08/19/2013 9:06:29 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 10 replies
    Cal Watchdog ^ | 08/14/2013 | Chris Reed
    when it comes to public employee benefits and the damage they wreak on local governments, scoundrels have another refuge: blaming racism for concerns about lavish, unaffordable benefits and broken governments. ”Public-sector workers are disproportionately black. In 2011, about 19 percent of black workers were employed by the government, compared with 14 percent of whites and 10 percent of Hispanics. The upshot is pretty clear: Reducing the value of public pensions and other benefits wouldn’t just hurt blacks disproportionately; it would do so at a time when other economic trends have already hurt them more than most. So the question isn’t...
  • What the Despised Rich, Smart Kids, and Fallen Heroes Have in Common

    02/05/2013 9:39:29 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/05/2013 | By Chris W. Bell
    What do the despised rich, smart kids, and fallen heroes have in common? They are all victims of the progressive movement. When being rich is finally made synonymous with undeserved privilege, individual achievement in other areas will be targeted. When success is considered unfair, then being unsuccessful will be called unfair and undeserved. And those of means and ability who reject this burden will be demonized. Progressives have turned society against conservatives who are successful through business; they claim that the rich have hoarded the profits that they made on the backs of the public. "Spread the wealth around" and...
  • Hostess bankruptcy: Twinkies-maker Hostess Brands to go into liquidation, files for bankruptcy

    11/16/2012 9:33:44 AM PST · by LucianOfSamasota · 32 replies
    wptv.com ^ | Nov 16, 2012 | James O'Toole
    UPDATE: Twinkies-maker Hostess Brands says it has asked court to allow it to close its business and sell its iconic brands. PREVIOUS STORY: NEW YORK -- Is this the end for Twinkies? Hostess Brands said Wednesday that it will go into liquidation unless bakers striking in protest against a new contract imposed in bankruptcy court return to work by the end of the day Thursday. "We simply do not have the financial resources to survive an ongoing national strike," Hostess CEO Greg Rayburn said in a statement. The liquidation would result in Hostess' nearly 18,000 workers losing their jobs. The...