Why Billionaire Philanthropy Won’t Solve Anything – Second Thought

You ever notice how oligarchs like Warren Buffet and Bill Gates are cast as these uber-wealthy saviors who are singlehandedly raising the world out of poverty? That doesn’t happen by accident. In this week’s episode, we’re taking a look at the insidious philanthropy scheme billionaires use to make sure their reputation remains squeaky clean. HopeContinue reading “Why Billionaire Philanthropy Won’t Solve Anything – Second Thought”

27 House members sign letter asking Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy to bring stock trading ban to the floor: ‘We came to Congress to serve our country, not turn a quick buck’

27 House members are calling on leadership to “swiftly bring legislation” to ban stock trading to the floor. Rep. Jared Golden, who led the letter, says he wants to “make sure that we’re pushing for legislative action.” House Speaker Pelosi is now open to banning lawmakers and their spouses from trading stocks “if members want toContinue reading “27 House members sign letter asking Nancy Pelosi and Kevin McCarthy to bring stock trading ban to the floor: ‘We came to Congress to serve our country, not turn a quick buck’”

How American Workers Are Losing Billions – Second Thought

Schumer vows vote on Biden’s $1.75 trillion bill despite Manchin’s rejection

The U.S. Senate will vote early next year on President Joe Biden’s sweeping $1.75 trillion policy bill as well as on voting rights, the chamber’s top Democrat said on Monday, despite conservative Democratic Senator Joe Manchin’s opposition. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer unveiled plans for both votes on Monday, the day after Manchin — who has stood asContinue reading “Schumer vows vote on Biden’s $1.75 trillion bill despite Manchin’s rejection”

Marjorie Taylor Greene owns stock in 3 vaccine manufacturers

U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Rome, reported owning stock in three different COVID-19 vaccine makers during 2020, according to financial disclosures she submitted on August 13. Greene, who has been critical of vaccine mandates since the start of the pandemic and last month told a town hall she was not vaccinated, held the investments inContinue reading “Marjorie Taylor Greene owns stock in 3 vaccine manufacturers”

Dems Face 2022 Nightmare, Critics Warn, If Student Debt Payments Restart and Child Credit Ends

“These are policy choices,” said one economic justice group. “We don’t have to choose this. All of this is 100% unnecessary and avoidable.” Progressives are spelling out for the Democratic Party the disastrous implications that are likely to come with the government’s possible failure to extend the enhanced child tax credit right as the White HouseContinue reading “Dems Face 2022 Nightmare, Critics Warn, If Student Debt Payments Restart and Child Credit Ends”

Omicron variant: Biden makes fresh plea to Americans to get vaccinated as he puts travel restrictions on eight countries

New ban will affect eight African countries President Joe Biden announced on Friday that his administration would ban travel from eight countries beginning on Monday, as the US seeks to prevent the spread of a new Covid-19 variant dubbed “Omicron”. A statement from the White House indicated that travel from South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia, Lesotho, Eswatini, Mozambique, and Malawi would beContinue reading “Omicron variant: Biden makes fresh plea to Americans to get vaccinated as he puts travel restrictions on eight countries”

EU advises border closures over new Covid variant as European case confirmed – BBC News

Countries around the world are taking steps to tighten travel restrictions after a new coronavirus variant was identified in southern Africa. The European Commission has recommended that EU countries introduce an “emergency brake” on all travel from the region in response. The World Health Organization (WHO) is meeting to discuss the new variant.

As Americans Demand Tax Reforms, Analysis Finds Top 1% Hold More Wealth Than Whole Middle Class

By comparison, in 1990 the top 1% held just 17% of the nation’s wealth—less than half of the middle class’ 36%. As the bombshell Pandora Papers continue to expose dubious details about how the world’s superrich hide their fortunes and avoid paying their fair share of taxes, Bloomberg on Friday published an analysis of U.S. Federal Reserve data revealing that Americans inContinue reading “As Americans Demand Tax Reforms, Analysis Finds Top 1% Hold More Wealth Than Whole Middle Class”

Whistleblower’s SEC complaint: Facebook knew platform was used to “promote human trafficking and domestic servitude”

For the first time, read the whistleblower’s complaints to the SEC that led to 60 Minutes’ report on Facebook. For the first time, 60 Minutes is publishing whistleblower complaints filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission against Facebook by former employee Frances Haugen. The filings, submitted by Haugen’s lawyers, state, “Our anonymous client is disclosingContinue reading “Whistleblower’s SEC complaint: Facebook knew platform was used to “promote human trafficking and domestic servitude””

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