The same people who claim “we can’t afford” universal healthcare or publicly funded university never say a peep about this.
Unlimited funds to slaughter but we’re always broke when it comes time to help people. This is an empire in decay
The report found that “high costs in war and war-related spending pose a national security concern because they are unsustainable.”
Look at these two photos.
Photo 1 is what we usually see. It leads lots of people to come to the conclusion that most of the U.S. is conservative. And to make lots of assumptions about how those blue areas are somehow stealing elections from all that red.
Photo 2 is a cartogram of the same information, with each square representing both an individual district and an approximately equal population. It gives a MUCH more accurate reading of the state of things.
The point is: land mass doesn’t vote. People do. And whether they live in sparsely populated rural areas or in densely populated urban areas, each vote is worth exactly the same – no more and no less – as any other vote.
Photos from the New York Times election coverage.
Commentary from Micheal Philips
“New York state Assemblymember Ron Kim is introducing a bill to block the NYC Amazon headquarters deal and redirect up to $3 billion in taxpayer money away from Amazon and toward forgiving student debt instead. He’s called New York’s subsidies for Amazon a “massive transfer of wealth.”
New York state Assemblymember Ron Kim is introducing a bill to block the NYC Amazon headquarters deal and redirect up to $3 billion in taxpayer money away from Amazon and toward forgiving student debt instead. He’s called New York’s subsidies for Amazon a “massive transfer of wealth.”
Message to the Democratic Party elite, get in line or get out of the way!
“It’s a full-spectrum vision of a sustainable social democracy — a level of progressive ambition that most US citizens have likely never encountered
“It is an inverted mirror image of the Tea Party: Rather than trying to bring out the worst in Republicans, activists are trying to bring out the best in Democrats.”
The struggle is on for control of the long-term Democratic climate agenda.
“Democratic Assemblyman Ron Kim announced that he will introduce legislation to slash New York’s economic development subsidies and use the money to buy up and cancel student debt — a move he said would provide a bigger boost to the state’s economy. The legislation, says Kim, would halt any Cuomo administration offer of taxpayer money to Amazon, which could reap up to $1 billion in tax incentives if it moves to Long Island City. The deal is a goodie bag for Amazon: It includes everything from a $325 million cash grant to a promise that taxpayers will help secure a helipad for Amazon executives.”
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo made headlines begging Amazon to site its second headquarters in the state. Now, however, prominent Democrats in the state Senate and Assembly have slammed the idea of offering taxpayer subsidies to the retail giant.