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  • Here’s How Much More Jeff Bezos And Walmart Heirs Made Than Their Employees During The Pandemic

    01/01/2021 12:58:33 PM PST · by Onthebrink · 50 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/29/2020 | Thomas Cantenacci
    Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos and the heirs to Walmart have made approximately $116 billion during the pandemic even as their employees have made a fraction of that in hazard pay, according to a Brookings Institution report. Jeff Bezos and the Walmart heirs, the Walton family, have made 35 times the amount their companies gave to more than 2.5 million workers in pandemic-related hazard pay, according to the December Brookings Institution report. Amazon and Walmart have given significantly less than competitors such as Best Buy, Target and Costco.
  • Tucker Carlson: Kenosha riots prove urban unrest is 'class war masquerading as a race conflict'

    08/26/2020 6:19:51 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 26 2020 | Angelica Stabile
    'Joe Biden's voters really are a threat to you and your family' The mainstream media was “outraged” by Mark and Patricia McCloskey’s remarks at the Republican National Comvention, yet the riots in Kenosha, Wis., proved that Democrats really are a threat to America's safety, Tucker Carlson argued Tuesday. The McCloskeys spoke out against protest violence in suburban neighborhoods and claimed Democrats have declared war on the middle class. The “Tucker Carlson Tonight” host said the media simply couldn’t handle the truth. “The usual all-moron panel swung into action to denounce them, [saying] 'everything the McCloskeys said was totally untrue' ......
  • Sen. Bernie Sanders proposes one-time tax that would cost Jeff Bezos $42.8 billion, Elon Musk $27.5 billion

    08/07/2020 6:49:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 89 replies
    CNBC via MSN ^ | 08/07/2020 | Lauren Feiner
    Top tech leaders and other billionaires would be forced to hand over billions of dollars in wealth they've gained during the coronavirus pandemic under a new bill introduced by Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y. The "Make Billionaires Pay Act" would impose a one-time 60% tax on wealth gains made by billionaires between March 18, 2020, and Jan. 1, 2021. The funds would be used to pay for out-of-pocket health-care expenses for all Americans for a year. As of Aug. 5, the bill would tax $731 billion in wealth accumulated by 467 billionaires since March...
  • If “white supremacists” are responsible for the violence, why is the left so against Trump taking action against those causing the violence?

    06/02/2020 12:36:41 AM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 29 replies
    Twitter ^ | 6/1/2020 | Paul Joseph Watson
    Andy Ngô @MrAndyNgo Incredible. @OregonGovBrown & @tedwheeler let Portland city councilwoman @JoAnnPDX spread reckless disinformation in a presser today. Without evidence, she asserted that white nationalists & white supremacists infiltrated peaceful protesters to riot & loot downtown.
  • 'You're gonna kill me!': Dallas police body cam footage reveals the final minutes of Tony Timpa's life Timpa wailed and pleaded for help more than 30 times as officers pinned his shoulders, knees and neck to the ground...

    06/02/2020 7:18:21 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 28 replies
    Dallas morning ^ | Jul 30, 2019 | Cary Aspinwall and Dave Boucher
    Tony Timpa wailed and pleaded for help more than 30 times as Dallas police officers pinned his shoulders, knees and neck to the ground. “You’re gonna kill me! You’re gonna kill me! You’re gonna kill me!” After Timpa fell unconscious, the officers who had him in handcuffs assumed he was asleep and didn’t confirm that he was breathing or feel for a pulse. As precious minutes passed, the officers laughed and joked about waking Timpa up for school and making him waffles for breakfast. Body camera footage obtained Tuesday by The Dallas Morning News shows first responders waited at least...
  • Class Warfare Will Worsen the Pandemic

    05/23/2020 6:08:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American ^ | May 23, 2020 | Rainer Zitelmann
    Medieval depictions of the bubonic plague often illustrated a “dance of death,” portraying peasants, noblemen, and clergy all equally afflicted by the plague. The current pandemic affects people of all classes too. It made front page news when actor Tom Hanks (net worth approximately $400 million) announced he and his wife had contracted COVID-19. Public opinion about Hanks, a beloved entertainer, is almost universally sympathetic, but attitudes toward the rich as a whole haven’t changed during the pandemic. Wealthy people remain easy targets for social prejudice and mistrust. The headlines say it all. In GQ last month: “How Are Rich...
  • NY Times Writer Stokes Alarmism About Racial and Economic ‘Inequality’ if Economy Restarts

    04/28/2020 12:56:35 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 4/28/2020 | Joseph Vazquez
    The farcical New York Times dealt with the question of re-opening our coronavirus-devastated economy by stoking progressive alarmism about racial and economic “inequality.” The Times published a preposterous story headlined with a false equivalency, “Job or Health? Restarting the Economy Threatens to Worsen Economic Inequality.” Author Jim Tankersley grumbled in the sub-headline that “The coronavirus recession has exacerbated the racial and income divides in America.” Tankersley continued: “Lifting restrictions too soon will make them worse and leave workers with a bleak choice.” That logic taken out of the dustbin of progressive economics was plastered on the front page of The...
  • Celebrities get virus tests, raising concerns of inequality

    03/19/2020 7:18:55 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 19, 2020 | Michael Biesecker, Michelle R. Smith and Tim Reynolds
    Celebrities, politicians and professional athletes faced a backlash this week as many revealed that they had been tested for the coronavirus, even when they didn’t have a fever or other tell-tale symptoms. That’s fueling a perception that the wealthy and famous have been able to jump to the head of the line to get tested while others have been turned away or met with long delays. The concerns over preferential treatment underscore a fundamental truth about inequalities baked into the American health care system — those with the financial means can often receive a different level of service. Asked about...
  • World’s 2,153 billionaires hold more wealth than 4.6 billion people combined: report

    01/19/2020 6:27:27 PM PST · by mdittmar · 60 replies
    MarketWatch ^ | Jan 19, 2020 | MarketWatch
    The world’s 2,153 billionaires have more wealth than the 4.6 billion people who make up 60% of the planet’s population, a new report from the charity group Oxfam says.Oxfam’s report, ‘Time to Care’, was released Sunday just ahead of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where about 1,500 of the world leaders in politics, business and finance come together each year.“The gap between rich and poor can’t be resolved without deliberate inequality-busting policies, and too few governments are committed to these,” Oxfam India CEO Amitabh Behar, who is in Davos to represent the Oxfam confederation this year said.
  • Is the American Dream possible? It is if you earn at least $500,000 a year

    01/10/2020 12:51:45 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | January 10, 2020 | BY AIMEE PICCHI
    To achieve the American Dream, it helps to be filthy rich. That's the upshot of a new survey that found nearly three-quarters of the top 1% of income earners in the U.S. think they've reached that classic, if somewhat hazy, benchmark of economic success and independence. By contrast, only 37% of those in the middle class believe they're living the dream. The top 1% - who earn at least $500,000 annually - are living "dramatically different life experiences" than middle- and low-income Americans, according to a poll from Harvard's T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation...
  • Senator Warren's Pernicious Wealth Tax

    12/27/2019 6:52:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    American ^ | December 27, 2019 | Dave Rybarczyk
    I am rich. No, I do not have multiple residences, a yacht, a wine cave, or any of the storied trappings of wealth. And I certainly don't feel "rich." I am simply retired, and over a lifetime of working have accumulated assets that are meant to support me and my spouse in our retirement years. In my view, this is the responsible thing to do. We want to avoid being a burden on family, or relying on benevolent institutions or government assistance to sustain us. But some Democrat politicians, most notably Sen. Elizabeth Warren, might call me "rich" and take...
  • James O’Keefe Teases Major New Project Veritas Bombshell

    12/04/2019 7:43:29 AM PST · by Red Badger · 17 replies ^ | Wednesday, December 04, 2019 | By Paul Joseph Watson
    Leak from inside campaign about wealth confiscation by force. James O’Keefe teased a new Project Veritas bombshell which he suggested shows people working inside a political campaign discussing massive wealth confiscation by force. O’Keefe was responding to actor Mark Ruffalo, who tweeted, “It’s time for an economic revolution. Capitalism today is failing us, killing us, and robbing from our children’s future.” “Why not just exterminate people with money and take their stuff? That’s what we’re really talking about right?” responded O’Keefe. Why not just exterminate people with money and take their stuff? That’s what we’re really talking about right? I...
  • Time To Make Life Really Hard For The Rich

    10/26/2019 3:54:32 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 73 replies
    Splinter News ^ | 2017 | Splinter
    It is time for polite, respectable, rational people to start saying what has become painfully obvious: It is time to stop respecting the rich, and start stealing from them. In earnest. Inequality is eating America alive. It has been growing for decades. To say that “the American dream is dead” is no longer a poetic exaggeration—it is an accurate description of 40 years of wage stagnation and declining economic mobility that has produced a generation that cannot expect to live better than their parents did. Not because of devastating war or plague, but because of a very specific set of...
  • Race-baiting revisionism: The NYTimes wants to ‘rebrand’ America’s founding as a slave nation

    08/18/2019 2:09:16 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 68 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 8/18/19 | Jon Dougherty
    Because the race-baiting sycophants in the Left-wing “mainstream” media don’t believe they have divided America enough, the ‘woke’ editorial staff at The New York Times is embarking on a project to push our country closer to the abyss. Under the auspices of something called “The 1619 Project,” the Times seeks to rebrand history and make the issue of slavery central to America’s founding. The title of the initiative makes reference to the 400th anniversary of the arrival of black slaves to lands later to be collectively known as the United States. And the Times is clear about its objective: “It...

    06/29/2019 5:29:46 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 15 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 6/26/2019 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I wrote five years ago about the growing threat of a wealth tax. Some friends at the time told me I was being paranoid. The crowd in Washington, they assured me, would never be foolish enough to impose such a levy, especially when other nations such as Sweden have repealed wealth taxes because of their harmful impact. But, to paraphrase H.L. Mencken, nobody ever went broke underestimating the foolishness of politicians. I already wrote this year about how folks on the left are demonizing wealth in hopes of creating a receptive environment for this extra layer of tax. And some...
  • Kamala Harris calls for federal moratorium on executions

    03/14/2019 6:57:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 14, 2019
    Democratic presidential candidate Kamala Harris said Thursday that there should be a federal moratorium on executions. The senator from California discussed the matter on National Public Radio, a day after Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom of California granted reprieves to 737 death row inmates and signed an executive order placing a moratorium on executions. Harris was asked if there should be “a federal equivalent” to Newsom’s order. She said, “Yes, I think that there should be.” […] She noted that black and Latino defendants were more likely to be executed than white defendants, as were poor defendants with poor legal representation...
  • Walter Williams: Is Income Inequality Fair?

    03/13/2019 9:48:42 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    CNSNews ^ | March 13, 2019 | Walter E. Williams
    Some Americans have much higher income and wealth than others. Former President Barack Obama explained, "I do think at a certain point you've made enough money." An adviser to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who has a Twitter account called "Every Billionaire Is A Policy Failure" tweeted, "My goal for this year is to get a moderator to ask 'Is it morally appropriate for anyone to be a billionaire?'" Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren, in calling for a wealth tax, complained, "The rich and powerful are taking so much for themselves and leaving so little for everyone else." These people would...
  • Bernie Sanders Mocks Trump: My Father Didn’t Give Me Millions to Build Country Clubs

    03/02/2019 5:29:17 PM PST · by chief lee runamok · 88 replies
    breitbart ^ | 03/02/2019 | Joshua Caplan
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) launched his presidential campaign in Brooklyn, New York Saturday, declaring his bid is the best shot at beating President Donald Trump in 2020.
  • Democrats’ tax plans reflect profound shift in public mood

    02/03/2019 3:45:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 2, 2019 | Matt Viser
    From the outset, several top-tier Democratic presidential candidates are pushing for new taxes on the wealthiest Americans and attempting to portray themselves as best positioned to fight the country’s yawning inequality gap. It is an indication of how much the Democratic Party is shifting and how far the candidates are willing to go to appeal to the party’s energetic liberal faction. The debate over wealth — particularly with billionaires in the field and Democrats challenging a president whose riches helped get him to the White House — is a dominant theme of the early primary season. Among the first advisers...
  • Virgil: Amazon and the Geography of Plutocracy — How the Rich and Blue Get Richer...

    11/24/2018 7:19:19 PM PST · by familyop · 19 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | November 23, 2018 | Virgil
    Moreover, as we also know, the gentrification of the cities has actually made these places more liberal and more Democratic. Yes, in a complete inversion from the past pattern, the Democrats are now the party of the rich. That’s why, in 2016, nine of the ten richest states voted for Hillary Clinton, while nine of the ten poorest states voted for Donald Trump. The enrichment of the Democrats was even more pronounced in the voting this year: In First Things, Williams College political scientist Darel E. Paul points out that of the 66 richest Congressional districts in the country, the...