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October 22nd, 2017 - 12:07 am § in Jefferson, Politics

Both Democrats and Republicans, Carter said, “look upon this unlimited money as a great benefit to themselves.”

The United States is now an “oligarchy” in which “unlimited political bribery” has created “a complete subversion of our political system as a payoff to major contributors.” Jimmy Carter: The U.S. Is an “Oligarchy With Unlimited Political Bribery” According to the former president, A[...]

October 1st, 2017 - 1:03 am § in Misc.

What Rich Peers Do For The Brits

Revealed: rich peers paid for doing nothing Multimillionaire peers are claiming up to £40,000 a year in expenses for attending the House of Lords while making little or no contributions to debates, committees or questions, an investigation by The Sunday Times has found. Critics — including peers [...]

July 26th, 2017 - 4:05 pm § in Donald Trump

Will Trump Tax the Rich?

STEVE BANNON PUSHING FOR 44 PERCENT MARGINAL TAX RATE ON THE VERY RICH Steve Bannon is pushing for  a new 44 percent top marginal tax rate for taxpayers earning more than $5 million a year!  The the revenue would pay for tax cuts for the middle class.  This seems utterly at odds with  Trump̵[...]

July 21st, 2017 - 8:30 am § in The Ave Scene

WHY I OPPOSE PROP 1

If Prop. 1 were a character in a novel, the genre would be picaresque, like “Don Quixote” — lurching from one misadventure to another toward its fate. .. Seattle Times Proposition 1 is on our ballot.  It would add a .1% sales tax and use that money to “support the arts.”  That so[...]

July 10th, 2017 - 5:05 am § in Hypocrisy

Bill Gates: Not in MY Backyard

Gates urges Europe to impede migrants from Africa. Microsoft founder Bill Gates has called on Europe to stop demonstrating generosity towards asylum seekers to avoid an overwhelming migrant influx. He also advises European states to make Africans’ way to the continent much more difficult. “On th[...]

June 22nd, 2017 - 8:26 am § in Jefferson

Failure of Democracy in The US

Secrecy Surrounding Senate Health Bill Raises Alarms in Both Parties Senate leaders are writing legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act without a single hearing on the bill and without an open drafting session. NYTIMES.COM[...]

June 16th, 2017 - 1:20 am § in Hypocrisy

Was The London Fire Terrorism by The Rich?

Charles Mudede  15 hrs · The Stranger · The London housing tower was erected in the early 1970s. Did fine for more than 40 years. Then yesterday, it suddenly burned to a crisp. Was it a terrorist bomb that made the fire so fierce? Numerous people thought so, and began tweeting racist attacks at [...]

June 14th, 2017 - 11:31 am § in Misc.

When Wealth Hurts

There are 1,399 homes a stone’s throw from Grenfell Tower left empty by millionaires. Time to move in the victims INDEPENDENT.CO.UK[...]

June 9th, 2017 - 7:14 am § in Hypocrisy, The Ave Scene

THE AVE CHALLENGE: Why is this historic architecture for sale?

Where is this happening? The site began as a covert government funded research site.  Later it was purchased by by a wealthy conservative family as a tax free but private park and research center.  Now, the historic example of modernist architecture in a crowded city is up for sale with demotion[...]

June 7th, 2017 - 10:33 am § in Misc.

CAPITALISM

CAPITAL is not the same thng as capitalism. The free market is important because it generates capital. The issue is whether we need lazy heirs and wasteful plutocruds to generate that capital?[...]