Biden’s goal of 500 million free tests will require major production scale-up

The president has said the U.S. will send half a billion free at-home tests to Americans, but he hasn’t given a timeline for when those tests will be readily available.
EDITOR: “Way, way too little, way too late.”

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Schumer’s ‘No more obstruction’ Plan


I got interested when I heard about this on Lawrence O’Donnell’s show last night. Apparently BBB is flying through the Senate now.

Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has found a way around McConnell’s obstructionism. A ruling from the Parliamentarian has given Democrats additional tools to “improve the lives of Americans if Republican obstruction continues”. She has given the Democrats more reconciliation to pass President Biden’s economic agenda. Multiple bills will be able to be passed without Republican help.

Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden (D-OR) says people want bold action to address the country’s many challenges and Democrats now have more options to overcome Republican obstruction and get things done. However, the President still has to keep all 50 senators Democrats and those who caucus with the Democrats, on board

Joe Manchin is already insisting on changes.… MORE >>

Record corporate profits, record stock buybacks, and the plan to tax them – NationofChange

As corporations blow record sums repurchasing their stock to inflate CEO pay, Congress is advancing a tax aimed at curbing this harmful practice.

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Forget Manchin. Sanders says entire Democratic party must show ‘guts’ against corporate interests – NationofChange

The focus of the party, says the Vermont senator, must be “to restore faith with the American people that they actually stand for something.”

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Noam Chomsky: Corporate patents & rising anti-science rhetoric will prolong pandemic – NationofChange

It’s overwhelmingly a far-right phenomenon. Others have been drawn in. And I think there are many sources.

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The Pentagon’s 20-year killing spree has always treated civilians as expendable – NationofChange

Overall, military spending accounts for about half of the federal government’s total discretionary spending — while programs for helping instead of killing are on short rations for local, state and national government agencies.

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The Pentagon just got $778 billion, but USAID is running out of money for Covid-19 vaccines? – NationofChange

“Why is there more money for the military-industrial complex… at the same time the U.S. is refusing to spend the $25 billion needed to make enough additional vaccines to vaccinate the world?”

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As Covid deaths hit 800k, Sanders says Medicare For All needed to end ‘vulgarity’ of US health system – NationofChange

“The pandemic has demonstrated that a privatized healthcare system cannot ensure the health of the population.”

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States are hoarding $5.2 billion in welfare funds even as the need for aid grows – NationofChange

Twenty-five years later, however, states are using this freedom to do nothing at all with large sums of the money.

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We Need More Progressive Democrats In State/Federal Office


Big corporations are using the pandemic and pandemic-related supply issues as an excuse to raise prices while enjoying their largest corporate profits to date.
In our capitalist system greed is king: greedy corporations do not want to pay a living wage and will use every excuse they can to avoid paying a living wage.

In our capitalist system, protecting corporate profits is the corporate priority over any other consideration.

Corporate board members will tell you they are required by law to maximize corporate profits or they can be sued by shareholders for negligent performance.

This is why private healthcare costs will always rise.

You tell me what the solution is.

Some say we need to change to a socialist system.

Some say we need more well-regulated capitalism.

I lean towards an amalgam of the two.

The bigger problem is who is getting elected to Congress and how.

Clearly Republicans do … MORE >>