The total is more than the federal government spent when sending $1,400 relief checks to most Americans in 2021.
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.”
The judge rejected Gov. Kevin Stitt’s argument that the Pentagon overstepped its authority.
DeSantis, an opponent of masking and vaccine mandates, has not held a Covid briefing since Dec. 17 as cases have reached record highs.
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 >>
“We’re out there trying to elect good conservatives,” says one Florida lawmaker.
As corporations blow record sums repurchasing their stock to inflate CEO pay, Congress is advancing a tax aimed at curbing this harmful practice.
The focus of the party, says the Vermont senator, must be “to restore faith with the American people that they actually stand for something.”
It’s overwhelmingly a far-right phenomenon. Others have been drawn in. And I think there are many sources.
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.
Washington is a criminal regime as its illegal wars and deliberate mass murder demonstrate beyond any doubt.
“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?”
The “unprecedented flight” is a first in aviation history.
“The pandemic has demonstrated that a privatized healthcare system cannot ensure the health of the population.”
Twenty-five years later, however, states are using this freedom to do nothing at all with large sums of the money.
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 >>