Whereas the share of wealth owned by households with internet worths of $1 million or extra decreased barely between 2016 and 2019, it was nonetheless a lot increased than it was in 1989, the yr the fashionable model of the survey started.
Thirty years in the past, millionaires and billionaires owned 60.4% of all family wealth within the U.S.
“If we actually wish to sort out wealth inequality on this nation,” Bruenig wrote, “it’s this wealth that we have to unfold round.”
Researchers on the Individuals’s Coverage Mission, the place Bruenig is president, have proposed doing so by means of a social wealth fund. […]
“Contending with fanaticism doesn’t imply destroying all fanatics, however reasonably cautiously dealing with the little fanatic who hides, roughly, inside every of our souls. It additionally means ridiculing, just a bit, our personal convictions; being curious; and attempting to take a peek, occasionally, not solely by means of our neighbor’s window however, extra vital, on the actuality seen from that window, which can essentially be totally different from the one seen by means of our personal.” ~~Amos Oz, 2018
At Each day Kos on this date in 2004—Bush screws Nationwide Guardsmen:
All full-time navy personnel are eligible for the navy’s TRICARE well being plan, as are reservists known as up for lively obligation. After After reservists are deactivated, nonetheless, they typically lose their TRICARE protection following a brief, transitional grace interval. Having the choice to purchase into the navy’s the navy’s TRICARE protection can be engaging to many reservists and their households. because it affords complete insurance policies at very low price.
In 2002, a Common Accounting Workplace report discovered that as many as one-fifth of the nation’s 1.2 million part-time troopers lacked medical insurance. This startled many lawmakers into motion, and, in Might 2003, Senators Tom Daschle and Lindsay Graham efficiently pushed for an modification to the Senate’s model of the fiscal yr 2004 Protection Authorization invoice that might shield reservists from going uninsured by permitting them to purchase into TRICARE when not on lively obligation. […]
Our Nationwide Guardsmen are being requested to sacrifice their lives, jobs and households for Bush’s Battle, but permitting them to purchase into the navy’s medical insurance system is a “troubling provision.”
Might these assholes rot in hell.