Inequality

Mother Nature’s Scorn

Submitted by ub on Sat, 05/09/2020 - 06:40
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On the eve of Mother’s Day 2020, Mother Nature reclaims herself. She creates, she protects, she nurtures, but when threatened she can certainly destroy all of us, if we don’t straighten up and live the right way, we will all perish.

Help Worthwhile Cases

Submitted by ub on Thu, 03/19/2020 - 08:48
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Equality requires all members of a society have equal standing. However, in sickness, the most serious cases must be prioritized.

Coronavirus tests and financial support must be offered first for those who really need it and without exceptions.

Celebrities, politicians and professional athletes are reportedly being tested without symptoms. https://apnews.com/b8dcd1b369001d5a70eccdb1f75ea4bd

Justice For All?

Submitted by ub on Fri, 01/31/2020 - 09:07
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Will there be real Justice from #SCOTUS Chief Justice John Roberts? His legacy may hinge on whether he allows the #GOP to get away with a sham #impeachment trial.

“Does a trial presided over by the Chief Justice without witnesses further undermine public confidence in institutions like the Supreme Court?” US Senator Elizabeth Warren.

This is the third time in history a U.S. Supreme Court chief justice presides over a presidential impeachment in the US Senate but the first time for one who has clashed openly with the very president whose fate hangs in the balance.

Blind Justice For Some

Submitted by ub on Fri, 03/08/2019 - 11:45

Paul John Manafort Jr. is an American lobbyist, political consultant, and convicted felon. The Republican joined Donald Trump's presidential campaign team in March 2016 and was promoted to campaign chairman from June to August 2016.

Paul Manafort’s slap on the wrist is a good example of American injustice in action While in school I may have spent more time in detention and inside the principals' office than he will now serve in his prison sentence.

The Forgotten Americans

Submitted by ub on Wed, 10/10/2018 - 11:21

An economic agenda for a divided nation Podcast featuring a conversation with Governors John Hickenlooper and John Kasich.

This sobering account of a disenfranchised American working class and important policy solutions to the nation’s economic inequalities will take place today at 2P EDT, so tune in to watch Governors John Hickenlooper (D-Col.) and John Kasich (R-Ohio) join Brookings economist Isabel Sawhill for a discussion on advancing the economic interests of American workers who feel disenfranchised by inequality and job losses.

Justice In Doubt

Submitted by ub on Wed, 09/19/2018 - 09:50

Is POTUS massive Brett Kavanaugh charade collapsing right before our eyes? What happened to government in the sunshine? Should we call in the FBI before Dr. Ford is compelled to testify? Professor Christine Blasey Ford, the research psychologist who has accused SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a sex assault during his high school days, says the feds should reopen its background investigation. Kavanaugh's accuser demands an investigation before testifying https://cnn.it/2xyEHfA

Hard at Work

Submitted by ub on Sun, 09/02/2018 - 08:27

As the nation celebrates this national holiday weekend we call Labor Day, we look at who and what is working or not much.

This is a public holiday as well as a day of festivities held in honor of working people. While it is celebrated in the USA and Canada on the first Monday in September, in many other countries around the world, it is celebrated on May 1.

More from TED Why do Americans and Canadians celebrate Labor Day? -Kenneth C. Davis https://youtu.be/YqmPE2HtkyU

Threat To Democracy

Submitted by ub on Tue, 02/27/2018 - 17:32

SOS -After a half-century, there is an increased threat to democracy. Our way of life is in peril and we may lose it all from within. This according to new statistics released on inequality data.

Researchers point out there is nothing new, just that it has now increased to an alarming rate. In the past, Democratic governments, international organizations, and nongovernmental organizations slowly responded but when the largest democracy on earth is threatened is creates erosions of the global democratic process.

GOP Voodoo Economics

Submitted by ub on Sat, 12/02/2017 - 11:13

The GOP has pissed on us, oh sorry, has passed a bill overhauling the federal tax code in wee hours this morning, following a series of last-minute handwritten changes, without any public hearings, or advice from the experts and relying on lobbyists who work for special interests. Fifty-one senators voted for the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act," with just one Republican, Bob Corker of Tenn, who voted against it. No Democrats supported this legislative disaster. This bill is political Russian roulette, which may cut social security and Medicare.

The bill differs significantly from the version the House passed on Nov. 16. of the "Tax Cuts and Jobs Act" by a vote of 227 to 205. Thirteen Republicans voted against the legislation, most of them from high-tax states likely to be negatively impacted by its provisions. No Democrats supported it.

The House and Senate's bills will now go to conference to be reconciled into a single piece of legislation for the President's signature. If a version of the overhaul does become law, it would be wrong, oh sorry, rewrite of the federal tax code for the first time since 1986, allowing the rich to get richer and hurting the middle class.

Here we go again. The Republican's proposed tax cuts sound and smells too much like my old boss' George H.W. Bush cliché, Voodoo Economics, that cutting tax rates will increase revenues. How many rich people in America are avoiding paying taxes and will balk at the opportunity to hire or offer salary increases? Get real people, it's a trickle down lie.

President Obama Returns

Submitted by Admin on Mon, 04/24/2017 - 14:35

He's back, Barack Hussein Obama II. The former President chose the University of Chicago in his first public appearance since leaving The White House. As expected, he handled himself like a pro.

President Obama said warned that political gerrymandering is preventing the country from tackling problems like economic inequality, a broken criminal justice system and climate change.

https://www.c-span.org/video/?427383-1/former-president-obama-makes-fir…