From the article: This is what oligarchy looks like. This is what corporate power is all about. This is what greed is doing to our country.
Amazon, whose owner Jeff Bezos is now the wealthiest person in the world, has used its enormous power to repeal a very modest tax on profitable corporations in Seattle designed to address the affordable housing crisis in that city. Last year, as a result of corporate loopholes, Amazon didn’t pay a penny in federal income taxes. Meanwhile, half of Amazon workers make less than $28,500 a year – forcing many of them to rely on food stamps, Medicaid and public housing subsidized by U.S. taxpayers.
Despite seeing his wealth increase by $275 million a day over the first 4 months of this year, despite benefiting significantly from corporate welfare, Bezos and Amazon vigorously opposed a modest tax increase in Seattle that would have cost the company an estimated $12 million a year.
This is a perfect example of the kind of corporate greed that is causing so much pain in our country. The very rich get richer, and almost everyone else gets poorer. Our job is to stand up, fight back and demand that government represent all of us, not just the wealthy few.
California people! Tomorrow is the state primary! Please go vote! Because even when our elected representatives are taking action –trying to get first-hand information, like Sen. Merkley here — the truth is not always readily available. There is a very hard road ahead of us. We need good leaders.
Our future is worth some googling. Tonight’s the night! #informyourselves
From the article: When this senator tried to see the inside of a child-migrant detention facility, he was turned away and had the cops called on him
true then, true now.
From the article: “There are two basic motivating forces: fear and love. When we are afraid, we pull back from life. When we are in love, we open to all that life has to offer with passion, excitement, and acceptance. We need to learn to love ourselves first, in all our glory and our imperfections.
If we cannot love ourselves, we cannot fully open to our ability to love others or our potential to create. Evolution and all hopes for a better world rest in the fearlessness and open-hearted vision of people who embrace life.”
This is an egregious attack on women, particularly women of color and poor women. And when I say women, in this case i actually mean girls, because so many GIRLS (aka not adult women), get health care they desperately need here.
I’ve had insurance over the years, but I have been to Planned Parenthood many time, even while I’ve had insurance because the traditional health care system is a nightmare … especially for women and girls.
This is a tragic proposal, which will have devastating effects on women’s health across the country. Please register to vote and register everyone you know to vote.
We must stop the bleeding.
From the article: The Trump administration is pulling out an old regulation that it believes will be able to meet a conservative goal: cutting a key program’s funding for Planned Parenthood. The strategy might work.
Today is one of the last stands for Net Neutrality. Have you called your Congressional reps?
(Note: CA senators and reps support NN! Obvs! But call anyway!)
From the article: Congress can use a Resolution of Disapproval to overrule the FCC. We have to make them.
They are coming for the Americans who need the most help. Marginalized people, sick children, women, poor people, sex workers, old people, and students. One by one.
Ask yourself, who is left?
This isn’t how it starts. They are already well on their way.
From the article: The Trump administration is seeking to slash nearly $4 billion in annual funding for student aid programs, but the two-year budget deal signed into law last week complicates the proposal.
Beyond this shameful display …. why exactly is the Secretary of the Treasury there?
Seems like an odd choice for an embassy opening.
From the article: Ivanka Trump and Steve Mnuchin unveil U.S. seal at new embassy in Jerusalem https://ti.me/2Gd3WGM
No. No. No. WHY WOULD YOU TAKE THIS? Why, why, WHY? THIS IS NOT FEMINISM. Nope, nu-uh, nah. The only good thing I can say about this trash is that no one was killed in this particular display of White Ignorance. No, this is just blatant, shameless, obvious, glaring Cultural Appropriation. I can’t believe it didn’t occur to any of these people that this was a terrible, disrespectful, and yes, rascist, thing to do.
From the article: It was only a matter of time before someone co-opted Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” video, but who knew it would be so horrible. YouTube comedienne Nicole Arbour, who got dragged a couple of years ago for a fat-shaming video, decided to put a “feminist” twist on Donald Glover’s lat…
Um, did you know this?
From the article: For babies born in California after 1983, DNA is likely being stored by the government, may be available to law enforcement and may even be in the hands of outside researchers
I’m sure this will have no negative environmental impacts at all.
From the article: China is launching the world’s largest weather-control machine, with the ability to modify the weather in an area similar to the size of Alaska.