The troop deployment to the southern border will cost $210 million
And he received over one million votes for president of the United States, while imprisoned for protesting World War I. 🇺🇸✊🏻
Eugene V. Debs was born on this day, November 5, in 1855. Debs advocated and fought for the economic, labor, political, and social rights of America’s working men, women, and children. He founded the American Railway Union and co-founded the Industrial Workers of the World and the Socialist Party of America. Debs ran for president five times. He passed away on October 20, 1926.
This is awesome
“With a direct strike against the grotesque economic inequality that is ravaging societies around the globe, the artist Banksy pulled off a spectacular stunt Friday night when a piece of his artwork—a painting titled “Girl With Balloon” which had just sold for an outrageous $1.4 million—self-destructed right before the eyes of the shocked plutocrats viewing it at the Sotheby’s auction in London.”
“This is the best thing I’ve seen in years!” said one commenter after artist destroys own work moments after it nabs fortune at Sotheby’s
It’s not smart policy to anger the country that makes all our consumer goods
Jack Ma, the founder and chairman of Alibaba, says that the Chinese retail giant no longer promises to create 1 million U.S. jobs in the wake of an escalating trade conflict.
“Legalizing marijuana nationwide would create more than one million new jobs within the next decade, a new study says.
Analysis from New Frontier Data, a firm that focuses on the marijuana industry, also found that the federal government would create at least $131.8 billion in federal tax revenue over the next eight years if cannabis were legalized in all 50 states.”
With federal legalization, there would be 782,000 jobs created immediately, a report said.
As 1.5 Million Flee Hurricane Florence, Worries Grow Over Half Dozen Nuclear Power Plants in Storm’s Path
It’s a good thing we’ve spent $6 trillion improving our infrastructure and hardening critical facilities over the past 17 years…..oh wait we spent that on wars in the Middle East instead….
“The storm’s potential path also includes half a dozen nuclear power plants, pits holding coal-ash and other industrial waste, and numerous eastern hog farms that store animal waste in massive open-air lagoons.”
“Flooding-prone Brunswick Nuclear Plant among rickety old Fukushima-style reactors in likely path of Hurricane Florence.”
Republicans only care about “national security” when it means shoveling money into the war machine and their pockets. When it comes to decrepit infrastructure, an educated populous, or ensuring our electoral system is safe – things that actually *protect our country* – they could care less
Senate Republicans blocked a Democratic push Wednesday that would have provided $250 million to beef up election security.
“In 2017, Amazon reported $5.6 billion of U.S. profits and didn’t pay a dime of federal income taxes on it. The company’s financial statement suggests that various tax credits and tax breaks for executive stock options are responsible for zeroing out the company’s tax this year.”
The online retail giant has built its business model on tax avoidance, and its latest financial filing makes it clear that Amazon continues to be insulated from the nation’s tax system. In 2017, Amazon reported $5.6 billion of U.S. profits and didn’t pay a dime of federal income taxes on it. The…