I think it’s time to tax the Uber wealthy out of existence
“This single question occupied us for the rest of the hour. They knew armed guards would be required to protect their compounds from the angry mobs. But how would they pay the guards once money was worthless? What would stop the guards from choosing their own leader? The billionaires considered using special combination locks on the food supply that only they knew. Or making guards wear disciplinary collars of some kind in return for their survival. Or maybe building robots to serve as guards and worker”
For many wealthy and powerful people on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley, the future of technology is really about just one thing: escape.
From the party that has lost 1,000 + seats since 2008, and lost the presidency to Trump. The Democratic establishment would rather lose to republicans than let actual progressives win.
“The secretly taped audio recording, released here for the first time, reveals how senior Democratic officials have worked to crush competitive primaries and steer political resources, money, and other support to hand-picked candidates in key races across the country, long before the party publicly announces a preference.”
In a frank and wide-ranging conversation, Steny Hoyer laid down the law for Levi Tillemann. The decision, Tillemann was told, had been made long ago.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and a slew of other Republicans called on Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama to “step aside” if new allegations that he had sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl — in 1979, when he was 32 — are true.
The Republican health care plan that passed the House earlier this month would leave 23 million more Americans without health insurance over the next decade than Obamacare and would reduce the deficit by $119 billion, according to a Congressional Budget Office report on Wednesday.