A new car used to cost less than half of what the average person made in a year. Today the average car costs more than the average person makes in a year
Walmart’s low-wage workers cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $6.2 billion in public assistance including food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing, according to a report published to coincide with Tax Day, April 15.
“Federal lawmakers will either have to provide massive assistance to Puerto Rico, or they will have to move rapidly to change the island’s political and economic status. After a century of colonial rule by Washington and decades of predatory debt from Wall Street, the bill has come due.”
The colonial relationship that has prevailed between the U.S. and Puerto Rico since 1898 is no longer viable.
“It turns out that the United States government can afford to offer Americans up to $12,000 a year, which would cost about as much as one of Donald Trump’s latest tax reform proposals”
I don’t believe a Universal Basic Income is a good solution to our problems. The fact that everyone could get so much money from Trump’s proposed tax cut is insane though.
Instead of corporate tax cuts for big companies that can be used to create more robots, we could allow Americans to benefit from the wealth automation creates.
The GOP sellouts who are now likely to pass an Obamacare replacement are so afraid that they’ve put us all in a bad position, says Jake Novak.
Should be named mother of all wastes
“Using ‘mother of all bombs’ in Afghanistan to kill 36 militants – at $450,000 each – will not change its reputation as a white elephant”
Using ‘mother of all bombs’ in Afghanistan to kill 36 militants – at $450,000 each – will not change its reputation as a white elephant
Internet should be regulated as a public utility and run on a non profit basis. This is just another way for them to suck money out of you for an everyday necessity.
“Republicans in Congress just voted to reverse a landmark FCC privacy rule that opens the door for ISPs to sell customer data. Lawmakers provided no credible reason for this being in the interest of Americans, except for vague platitudes about “consumer choice” and “free markets,” as if consumers at the mercy of their local internet monopoly are craving to have their web history quietly sold to marketers and any other third party willing to pay.”
Republicans in Congress just voted to reverse a landmark FCC privacy rule that opens the door for ISPs to sell customer data. Lawmakers provided no credible reason for this being in the interest of…
America has spent more than $1.7 trillion on war, with the cost climbing daily https://goo.gl/zKiOXK, infrastructure repair will cost an estimated $4.6 trillion https://goo.gl/XcTmfq. Why do we continue to spend money on war while American infrastructure falls apart?