Our List Grows, Part Infinity

Eat the Rich

Congrats to American billionaires, who have raked in $434 billion during the lockdown:

America’s billionaires saw their fortunes soar by $434 billion during the U.S. lockdown between mid-March and mid-May, according to a new report.

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg had the biggest gains, with Bezos adding $34.6 billion to his wealth and Zuckerberg adding $25 billion, according to the report from Americans for Tax Fairness and the Institute for Policy Studies’ Program for Inequality. The report is based on Forbes data for America’s more than 600 billionaires between March 18, when most states were in lockdown, and May 19.

How do they do it? Oh, you know, the usual way: on the backs of the poor.

So given the incredible structural income inequality AND the fall-out from the Trump-Virus, we can be assured that our overlords are working overtime to ensure that we serfs get a few crumbs that fall from the table, amirite?

Amply be-chinned #MoscowMitch McConnell vowed to House Republicans that the $600 weekly boost in unemployment benefits will not be extended, and that his top priority is still liability protections for companies.

Mitch McConnell promised House Republicans on Wednesday that the beefed up unemployment benefits enacted earlier this spring “will not be in the next bill.”

…And he said the $600 weekly boost in unemployment benefits won’t continue — a vow he hadn’t previously made.

McConnell warned against trial lawyer “vultures” ready to file lawsuits and said Republicans are “going to have to clean up the Democrats’ crazy policy that is paying people more to remain unemployed than they would earn if they went back to work,” McConnell said.

Who’s hiring, Mitch? 2.4 million more Americans filed for unemployment benefits in the last week, bringing the total number of first-time unemployment claims over the past nine weeks to 38.6 million, and it probably is an undercount because gig workers do not get counted the same way.

We gotta get this MoEff’er out of office.

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12 Responses to Our List Grows, Part Infinity

  1. Imagine – the minimum wage is so low that a person is better off on unemployment.

    The United States of Shithole

    Liked by 4 people

    • Redhand says:

      My modest hope is that we will have a landslide election ringing in the end of the New Gilded Age and the beginnings of a New New Deal. The GOP in the last two decades has had “installed” two Presidents who rank as the most incompetent and criminal in history. They have made America a hellscape for ordinary citizens and a virtual oligarchic kleptocracy. Is it too much to say that we need massive reform? Ah, I think we do.

      Liked by 4 people

    • Dennis Cole says:

      That horrid, backward, 3rd world country known as the Terrible Kingdom of Shitholistan.

      Liked by 2 people

    • tengrain says:

      Sandel –

      It’s really dumbfounding, innit

      Rgds,

      TG

      Liked by 1 person

    • Infidel753 says:

      An enlightened government, in a normal economy, would raise unemployment benefits so that business had to raise wages to get workers.

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  2. You would think that someone with the alleged jenius-level business savvy of Jeff Bezos woiuld comprehend that in a consumer-driven economy, you can’t kill off the consumer!

    Who’s gonna buy all the cheap-ass chinese knockoffs and Chuck Tingle e-books if we’re all broke, Jeff? Huh?

    Liked by 2 people

    • tengrain says:

      BDR –

      I keep mentioning this: there is an emerging middle class in Asia with a population of several billion people, and there is a declining middle class in the USA of 300M. You sell where the market is, and it ain’t here.

      Rgds,

      TG

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  3. Dennis Cole says:

    In that whirlwind world of high finance, (and hi-jinks!) they’re certainly doing better than “Cut-me-own throat Dibbler,”
    “I’ll sell it for less, and that’s cutting me own throat,” IS a fine business model, but one that he couldn’t bring to fruition, alas. How those other two wily bandits made their fortunes relied on many of the same principles CMOT did, but somehow they’re unbelievably successful, despite the lack of food-selling regulations during Dibbler’s time, while Zuckface and Bozos had to battle numerous, quite odious laws and rules and such, to amass their fortunes.
    And soon they’ll be leaving the Wastelands formerly known as Amerikkkastan, having plundered what they could while the gettin was good.

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  4. Ten Bears says:

    Seriously Ten, you don’t want to eat the rich. You have no idea what kind of shit they have been eating, what kind of drugs and chemicals they have in their bodies. Feed them to the dogs.

    Liked by 1 person

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