In an age of right wing extremism, the only way forward is to break the corporate stranglehold with bold populist ideas
After receiving a massive tax break from the #TrumpTaxScam, Walmart laid off about 10,000 workers by closing 63 Sam’s Club stores. And if that wasn’t enough, last week Walmart announced a SECOND round of layoffs. So much for tax cuts creating jobs….
“For decades the political system has failed working people,” Weingarten said. “Acting on behalf of corporations and the rich and powerful, the political system has been taking away, one after another, the pillars that support working people’s right to good jobs and secure benefits.”
ST. LOUIS – The AFL-CIO convention here passed yesterday a political resolution that calls for a break with “lesser of two evil politics” but came up short when it comes to projecting a clear path to how that will be accomplished.
It’s time to break up ALL monopolies!
“They take all the poker chips off the table, leaving nothing for the other players to exchange between themselves. And by sucking their customers and suppliers dry, such companies end up destroying the marketplaces on which they depend for revenue. It’s a form of financial obesity, where the only thing left for the company to do is acquire a new marketplace, extract all its value, and move on.”
With its mega-acquisition of Whole Foods, the retail behemoth moves to suck the value out of yet another market, writes Douglas Rushkoff.
The humanitarian crisis in Syria was caused by America. Let me break this down for you, since Rachel Maddow, Chris Matthews, or whichever faux liberal you listen to will just keep deceiving you.
After we illegally invaded and toppled Iraq, millions of people fled their destroyed nation, many ending up in Syria. Due to the increased population and scarce resources from draught spurred by climate change, people in Syria began going hungry. After subsequent years of population growth and declining crop production, the populace became angry and began revolting.
Into this tumultuous situation, the US government organized and staged a failed coup against Assad. Prior to this, Syria was the most progressive country in the Middle East. Women could own property, attend school, people in general enjoyed many liberal freedoms, and Syria was a vacation destination. Europeans would go on holiday and walk the beaches in bikinis, Syria was a nice place. We tried to overthrow Assad and failed. This spurred a civil war that has festered for close to a decade, killing and displacing millions. Syria is now an absolute hell hole, on the brink of being overrun by Islamists.
When people use “atrocities” from Assad as justification for us to get involved, it just shows how ignorant they are. We should have never staged a coup or tried to overthrow Assad, just as we should have never invaded Iraq, or gotten involved in Libya.
Insurance industry execs are getting a new tax break on salaries above $500,000 as part of the Republican plan to replace Obamacare.