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Nikki Haley: 'Ridiculous' for UN to analyze poverty in America. UN reports 40 million live in poverty in the USA and 40% of Americans don't have 400 USD in savings
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Thursday dismissed a poverty report by the United Nations, saying it’s “ridiculous” for the intergovernmental body to analyze American poverty.
endOfTheUSEmpire  governmentIncompetence  plutocracy  casteingTheLowerClass 
12 weeks ago by joeybaker
Trump fundraiser reportedly secured $1 billion in contracts from Saudi Arabia and UAE to push anti-Qatar policies with Trump.
Elliott Broidy and George Nader, who met for the first time during Donald Trump’s inauguration, expected a financial windfall from the two countries.
plutocracy  mesopotamia  trumpAristocracy  trumpCorruption  globalGameOfThrones 
may 2018 by joeybaker
Russian 'dirty money' flowing through London damages Britain: UK lawmakers - Russian money hidden in British assets and laundered through City of London financial institutions damages the government’s efforts to take a tough stance against Moscow’s ag
Russian money hidden in British assets and laundered through City of London financial institutions damages the government’s efforts to take a tough stance against Moscow’s aggressive foreign policy, a committee of lawmakers said on Monday.
governmentIncompetence  corruption  plutocracy 
may 2018 by joeybaker
A recent study finds that young people who get financial support from their parents have greater professional success, highlighting one way social inequality is transmitted from one generation to the next
A recent study finds young people who get financial support from their parents have greater professional success, highlighting one way social inequality is transmitted across generations.
plutocracy  casteingTheMiddleClass  casteingTheLowerClass  wealthGap 
may 2018 by joeybaker
Billionaire GOP Donor: I’m Using My Tax-Cut Money To Help Elect Democrats
“For the good of the country, the Democrats must take back one or both houses of Congress.”
plutocracy  trumpIncompetence  endOfTheGOP 
april 2018 by joeybaker
Mueller looking into $150K payment Ukrainian magnate gave to Trump's charity
Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly looking into a payment that a Ukrainian steel magnate made to President Trump’s foundation in exchange for a 20-minute video appearance to a conference.
plutocracy  trumpCorruption 
april 2018 by joeybaker
Facebook Donated to 46 of 55 Members on Committee that Will Question Zuckerberg
Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, who will question Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg next week about users’ data privacy, got more contributions tied to Facebook than any other committee in Congress.
corruptedPolitics  plutocracy 
april 2018 by joeybaker
Jimmy Carter: Supreme Court seems eager to see rich people become more powerful
Former President Jimmy Carter says the power wielded by people who give a lot of money to political candidates has resulted in a “vast disparity in income in America” and that that has “resulted in polarization more than any other single factor.” In the second part of a wide-ranging interview, Carter talks with Judy Woodruff about how his own faith, the NRA and allegations against the president.
plutocracy  wealthGap  casteingTheMiddleClass 
march 2018 by joeybaker
Elizabeth Warren Blasts Fellow Democrats for Supporting a Massive Bank Deregulation Bill
“The Senate just voted to increase the chances your money will be used to bail out big banks again.”
plutocracy  governmentIncompetence  bankIndemnity  corruptedPolitics 
march 2018 by joeybaker
The 2008 Great Recession led to an increase in obesity, diabetes and mental health issues
Authors suggest that uncertainty and negative expectations generated by the recession rather than unemployment might explain the changes seen
plutocracy  casteingTheLowerClass 
march 2018 by joeybaker
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