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Like many of the virus’s hardest hit victims, the United States went into the COVID-19 pandemic wracked by preexisting conditions. A fraying public health infrastructure, inadequate medical supplies, an employer-based health insurance system perversely unsuited to the moment—these and other afflictions are surely contributing to the death toll. But in addressing the causes and consequences of this pandemic—and its cruelly uneven impact—the elephant in the room is extreme income inequality.

How big is this elephant? A staggering $50 trillion. That is how much the upward redistribution of income has cost American workers over the past several decades.

This is not some back-of-the-napkin approximation. According to a groundbreaking new working paper by Carter C. Price and Kathryn Edwards of the RAND Corporation, had the more equitable income distributions of the three decades following World War II (1945 through 1974) merely held steady, the aggregate annual income of Americans earning below the 90th percentile would have been $2.5 trillion higher in the year 2018 alone. That is an amount equal to nearly 12 percent of GDP—enough to more than double median income—enough to pay every single working American in the bottom nine deciles an additional $1,144 a month. Every month. Every single year.

Price and Edwards calculate that the cumulative tab for our four-decade-long experiment in radical inequality had grown to over $47 trillion from 1975 through 2018. At a recent pace of about $2.5 trillion a year, that number we estimate crossed the $50 trillion mark by early 2020. That’s $50 trillion that would have gone into the paychecks of working Americans had inequality held constant—$50 trillion that would have built a far larger and more prosperous economy—$50 trillion that would have enabled the vast majority of Americans to enter this pandemic far more healthy, resilient, and financially secure.

Webmaster addition: I keep telling you; it's all about the Benjamins!

Tags: DICTATORSHIP, ECONOMY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Feb 02 13:08

As previously reported, Texas Governor Greg Abbott in November called for an investigation into “widespread problems” with Harris County elections during the midterms.

One Harris County race in particular raised eyebrows.

Corrupt Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo ‘won’ her reelection by nearly 16,000 votes against a popular Republican opponent.

Hidalgo’s top three staffers are under indictment and law enforcement booed her during a commissioners court meeting in October.

Republicans spent millions to unseat Lina Hidalgo but she still somehow won her reelection.

“I’m calling for an investigation into the widespread problems with the Harris County elections last Tuesday.” Abbott said in November.

“The allegations of election improprieties in our state’s largest county may result from anything ranging from malfeasance to blatant criminal conduct.” he added.

Republican voters in Harris County were disenfranchised on Election Day after they showed up to vote at 8 pm but were turned away from the polling station.

After being told they could vote until 8 pm, the voters were told the voting time cut off was actually 7 pm.

It turns out the paper ballot shortage on Election Day in Harris County was far worse than initially estimated so Greg Abbott said “it may necessitate new elections.”

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD
Posted on: Feb 02 13:06

Hunter Biden is asking the Federal Government and the Delaware AG to go after individuals who shared personal information from his laptop. 

Hunter Biden is going after John Paul Mac IsaacRudy Giuliani, his attorney Robert CostelloStephen K. BannonGarrett ZieglerJack Maxey and Yaacov Apelbaum.

Hunter Biden lost custody of his computers after he abandoned them at a computer repair shop owned by John Paul Mac Isaac in Delaware in April, 2019.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Feb 02 13:04

Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee bashed the Biden administration Wednesday for the growing southwest border crisis, saying the massive increase in illegal migration and drug trafficking is the result of intentional policies put in place by the White House.

I absolutely agree and contend that Biden’s open border policy is a direct threat to the national security of our nation, making the U.S. vulnerable to our enemies and putting the lives of U.S. citizens and migrants at risk.

Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who is Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, began the hearing by addressing the overwhelming numbers of migrants from all over the world that are being trafficked by cartels and associated human smuggling organizations into the United States since Biden took office, as Iv’e previously reported. These migrants pay thousands, and many times tens of thousands of dollars, to make the dangerous and harrowing journey to the U.S. border.

The trek is laden with tragedy. Children are at the mercy of those trafficking them resulting in physical, sexual and mental abuse. Women and men are raped. Many illegal migrants are sold into slavery to pay back the cartels for their journey. Even those that make it into the country without being victimized by the traffickers are many times forced into slavery once they arrive or live in the shadows.

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM
Posted on: Feb 02 13:04
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Feb 02 12:55
Since 2016, pharmaceutical giant AbbVie has generated more than $114 billion in revenue from the sale of its anti-inflammatory drug Humira. That same year, Humira was supposed to go off-patent and become generic – meaning it would have cost a whole lot less for consumers – but because of patent manipulation, AbbVie has been able to maintain a monopoly on the medication, which sells for upwards of $50,000 a year.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Feb 02 12:54
A high school student in Florida went berserk and threw a teacher to the ground Tuesday.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Feb 02 12:31
Several former Twitter executives will testify before Congress during a hearing about suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story on Feb. 8, the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability announced Thursday.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Feb 02 12:30

 The Biden administration raged Tuesday against record-breaking profits for U.S. oil companies like Exxon, even though its own policies have helped cause prices to rise, experts told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Feb 02 12:29
Republicans who now constitute the majority on the House Judiciary Committee engaged in a war of words over the Pledge of Allegiance with the Democrats on the committee on Wednesday as the Democrats attempted to politicize the issue.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Feb 02 12:28
Megyn Kelly blasted Whoopi Goldberg following “The View” host wondering if things wouldn’t change with police brutality until white people get beaten by police.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Feb 02 12:28

 Democrats and their lapdog media allies want the American people to believe that Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is fiscally irresponsible. Why? Well, he wants the federal government to adopt a little bit of fiscal responsibility and cut some spending before raising the debt ceiling.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Feb 02 12:27

A top House Republican says the top lawyer for the National Archives “wasn’t allowed” to weigh in on the discovery of classified documents in President Joe Biden’s possession — despite publicly commenting repeatedly on former President Donald Trump’s similar circumstance.

The National Archives has stayed largely quiet when it comes to Biden's classified document saga — a stark contrast to how it handled Trump's scandal. It set up an entire section on its website, “Press Statements in Response to Media Queries About Presidential Records,” in early 2022 dedicated to its numerous press releases on the Trump Mar-a-Lago documents saga. However, in the weeks after Biden's scandal burst into public view (and months after the National Archives first learned about it), the agency has yet to issue a single press release on it.

Rep. James Comer (R-KY), the new chairman of the House Oversight Committee, conducted a transcribed interview with National Archives general counsel Gary Stern on Tuesday, and he revealed Stern says he had been blocked from putting out public press releases on the Biden classified documents saga, with Comer suggesting only the Justice Department or the White House could have blocked the National Archives.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Feb 02 12:17

Way back in 2017, I wrote about tech companies working together to create 360- degree police surveillance vehicles complete with facial recognition. This has now become a reality.

As the above video shows, the Wausau Police Department is already using Ford’s 360-degree police surveillance vehicles to quietly surveil everyone.

According to Yahoo News the New York City Police Department (NYPD), which employees more people than the FBI, has announced it is turning all their police vehicles into 360-degree surveillance vehicles.

The department is in the process of redesigning its fleet of patrol vehicles, which will now have 360-degree cameras installed in them for constant monitoring of the streets, Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell said Wednesday.

To put the public’s mind at ease of having 11,000 spying police vehicles monitor everyone, the NYPD has decided to put QR codes on their new patrol cars.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET, CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Feb 02 12:16

Bill Gates was once again asked directly by a reporter about his history with now deceased elite pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, and once again Gates reacted oddly.

In an interview with ABC Australia, the reporter Sarah Ferguson went there, asking Gates if he has regrets consistently meeting with Epstein in the past “against [his wife] Melinda’s advice and wishes.”

“You’re going way back in time, but yeah, I will say it for the over 100th time, yeah, I shouldn’t have had dinners with him,” Gates responded with an odd smile.

“Epstein had a way of sexually compromising people. Is that what Melinda was warning you about?” Ferguson followed up, as Gates appeared unconfortable at the line of questioning.

“No, I mean its… No, I had dinner with him, and that’s all,” Gates awkwardly responded.

When Ferguson asked Gates if he regretted the “relationship” between the Gates Foundation and Epstein, Gates dismissed the notion, stating “There never was any relationship of any kind.”

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Feb 02 12:13

The Mossad's strike on an alleged Iranian defense facility was carried out purely to advance Israel's own interests and had nothing to do with Ukraine, senior intelligence officials told the New York Times on Sunday.

Neocon David Frum and Ukrainian war lobbyists on Saturday tried to market Israel's strikes to their libtard followers on Twitter as a "world coalition" acting together to stick it to Putin and the Ayatollah and avenge the "genocide" in Ukraine as well as the Holocaust.

Tags: IRAN, ISRAEL
Posted on: Feb 02 12:12

Just days ago on January 27th, the Daily Mail published this story reporting the World Health Organization had published a list of medicines for European nations to stockpile 'in case of a radiation or nuclear emergency,' with the EU warning 'Russia is now at war with the West.'

Coming soon after the Bulletin for Atomic Scientists had moved their 'doomsday clock' closer to 'midnight,' indicating a forthcoming global nuclear Armageddon, than at any time before in history, they warned that was largely due to what's happening now in Ukraine. Warning within their statement that we're 'living at a time of unprecedented danger,' we're also getting more signs the globalists are preparing for nuclear war by readying to 'move underground' as seen in the first video at the bottom of this story.

With Steve Quayle one of the first to put two and two together to get four, linking to that 1st video below as well as this new story over at the Daily Mail reporting 27 tons of Deli Meat had just been recalled from US stores, allegedly due to fears it had been contaminated with listeria, what do you wanna bet those meats and all of that other food being 'recalled' has been 'repurposed' into the underground bunkers of the warmongering globalists prepping for nuclear war? 

Coming at a time when food prices for the rest of us are spiking again and warned that they'll only get worse as Susan Duclos had reported in this January 31st ANP story, let's take a brief look at this statement from the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists about 'doomsday' approaching before we continue. 

Tags: WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WMD
Posted on: Feb 02 12:11
Vice President Kamala Harris, speaking at the funeral of a Memphis man allegedly killed by police, urged Congress on Wednesday to pass sweeping police reforms.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Feb 02 12:10
A new study found that black tax filers are several times more likely to be audited by the IRS than other tax filers, a revelation that comes as the agency prepares to double headcount and receive a deluge of funds to increase audit activity.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Feb 02 12:10

Russia said on Wednesday it wanted to preserve its last remaining nuclear treaty with the United States despite what it called a destructive U.S. approach to arms control.

The United States on Tuesday accused Russia of violating the New START treaty by refusing to allow inspections on its territory.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters it was necessary to preserve at least some "hints" of continued dialogue with Washington, "no matter how sad the situation is at the present time".

"We consider the continuation of this treaty very important," he said, describing it as the only one that remained "at least hypothetically viable".

"Otherwise, we see that the United States has actually destroyed the legal framework" for arms control, he said.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WHITE HOUSE, WMD
Posted on: Feb 02 12:09
The White House refused to say Wednesday whether federal law enforcement officials were searching other locations associated with President Joe Biden as they search for classified material in their criminal investigation into the president.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Feb 02 12:09

 An employee at New York’s Row NYC hotel spoke out on Tuesday about how the illegal immigrants who have been placed there have caused “total chaos,” brought in drugs, and trashed the rooms that taxpayers are funding.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Feb 02 12:08
The portfolio manager, who makes her investment decisions based on companies she believes will create disruptive innovations, noted during an interview with CNBC that Amazon is currently increasing automation to a tremendous extent.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Feb 02 12:08

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned not to get “hung up” on peace negotiations with the Palestinians at a time of escalating tensions in the region.

Netanyahu said the Palestinians had maintained an “effective veto on Israel’s expansion of the 'circle of peace',” in a CNN interview aired on Wednesday.

“I went around them (the Palestinians). I went directly to the Arab states and forged with a new concept of peace… I forged four historic peace agreements, the Abraham Accords, which is twice the number of peace agreements that all my predecessors in 70 years got combined," he said. 

 

Tags: ISRAEL, PALESTINE
Posted on: Feb 02 12:07
Los Angeles Unified School District students can soon carry Narcan nasal spray at school in case of an opioid overdose, officials announced.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Feb 02 12:07

 A group of Hispanic Democrats in the state of Connecticut introduced a bill to ban the woke term “Latinx” from state communications.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Feb 02 12:06

Russia’s use of Iranian-made drones in the Ukraine war has garnered substantial attention in flagship US news outlets like the New York TimesWall Street Journal and Washington Post. These papers’ first references to the matter came on July 11. Between then and the time of writing (January 24), the publications have run 215 pieces that mention Ukraine and the words “Iranian drones,” “Iranian-made drones,” “drones made in Iran” or minor variations on these phrases. That’s more than one mention per day over six-and-a-half months.

The fact that some of Russia’s drones are made in Iran is not only frequently mentioned, but is often featured in headlines like “Iran to Send Hundreds of Drones to Russia for Use in Ukraine, US Says” (Washington Post7/11/22), “Ukraine Warns of Growing Attacks by Drones Iran Has Supplied to Russia” (New York Times9/25/22) and “Russia’s Iranian Drones Pose Growing Threat to Ukraine” (Wall Street Journal10/18/22).

Drones are, of course, just one type of weapons export among many, and US-made armaments have not received similar coverage when they are implicated in the slaughter of innocents.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, IRAN, PALESTINE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Feb 02 12:06