“Why don’t poor people just invest their money?” 🙄
This is why people actually think we’re helping Venezuela.
It’s amazing that any person in this country believes out war mongering media. They lied to attack Vietnam, Panama, Iraq 1, Iraq 2, Afghanistan….but they’re telling the truth this time? Wake up America!
Two types of people go into politics; those who want to enrich themselves by sucking up to power and those who want to fight a system which hoards wealth and power. You can tell who is who by the friend and enemies they keep
“Segregation, King said in a 1965 speech, is what the poor white man in the South got instead of decent wages. “And when his wrinkled stomach cried out for the food that his empty pockets could not provide, he ate Jim Crow, a psychological bird that told him that no matter how bad off he was, at least he was a white man, better than the black man.”
The Rev. William Barber said Wednesday at Tulane that an alliance of poor people could reshape government.
A lot of people are claiming that a 70% marginal tax rate on income above $10,000,000 per year, or a 77% estate tax rate on inheritances over $1,000,000,000 is “unfair because people earned that money”. Let’s talk about unearned income:
Unearned income is derived from dividends, interest, bonds, and other passive income devices – it does not come from work or labor. It is literally called unearned income for a reason, nobody worked for it, nobody earned it. Most wealthy people get their wealth from unearned income. It’s people who sit on trust funds, have massive stock and real estate portfolios, or hold bonds in a vault somewhere. The most these people ever labor is opening envelopes or clicking a mouse to check their financials holdings.
Stop saying this money was earned because it wasn’t, it’s literally in the name – unearned income
“The growing concentration of the world’s wealth has been highlighted by a report showing that the 26 richest billionaires own as many assets as the 3.8 billion people who make up the poorest half of the planet’s population.”
Charity calls for 1% wealth tax, saying it would raise enough to educate every child not in school
“Do not merely quote words that make you feel good and do not challenge your thinking and actions. Do not tweet quotes that are nothing more than a Twitter performance when in actuality you have done nothing to support the causes that impact Black America. Do not use Dr. King’s quotes as a way to “check” Black America. Do not ask Black America, “What would Martin Luther King Jr. do?” when it was White America that killed him.”
Monday, January 15, 2018, marks the birthdate and a day that many in the nation will observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the dedication and sacrifices he made as a civil rights activist. I will …