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03.12.2022 - 19:47 [ Robert Reich, Berkeley professor, former Secretary of Labor / Nitter ]

Railroads made $21 billion in profits in the first 9 months of 2022. Guaranteeing 7 paid sick days to rail workers would cost the industry $321 million/year. That’s just 1.5% of those profits. Congress just rejected sick leave for these workers. It’s profits over everything.

03.12.2022 - 19:15 [ Fox News ]

‚Political pawns‘: Livid railway workers warn Biden’s union agreement will ‚definitely‘ impact next election

„I work for a Class 1 railroad that implemented one of the most egregious attendance policies (Hi-Viz) that requires us to be available to work 92% of the time per month,“ he said. „If we take off one day for a sickness, we are required to [work] 14 days straight to gain points back. That is why we are fighting tooth and nail for sick days.“

03.12.2022 - 19:10 [ Denver7 – The Denver Channel / Youtube ]

President Biden signs bill that averts rail strike despite opposition from unions

Dec 2, 2022

President Joe Biden signed a bill on Friday that prevents 12 rail unions from going on strike next week. The president signed the bill to head off a potentially crippling supply chain disruption in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

06.11.2022 - 12:28 [ theHill.com ]

Millionaires urge Democrats to include billionaire tax in spending bill

(01.11.2021)

A group of about 250 millionaires on Monday urged top Democrats to include a proposal to tax billionaires‘ investment gains annually in their social-spending package, after the proposal was left out of a framework the White House released last week.

06.11.2022 - 11:43 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Jeremy Hunt plots £10bn tax grab from the better off

Ministers have discussed reducing the rate at which income tax relief is applied to Britain’s 5.5 million higher-rate taxpayers from 40p to a flat rate as low as 20p. Another option being considered is to increase the number of very high earners whose income tax relief is cut even further.

The total cost of pension tax relief to the Exchequer is £42.7 billion, of which £22.9 billion is relief on income tax and £19.8 billion is on National Insurance contributions.

06.11.2022 - 11:35 [ theGuardian.com ]

‘Tax the rich’: thousands march in London anti-austerity rally – video

Thousands of people rallied in the rain in central London to demonstrate against what they called ‘Tory austerity’ and demand an immediate general election.

06.11.2022 - 11:28 [ Telegraph.co.uk ]

Libertarian jihadists in No 10? Sadly, the Tories remain a party of soggy social democracy

Every Leftist revolution – Venezuela, Cuba, the USSR itself – follows the same pattern. First, Western observers gush over it – they’ve seen the future and it works. Then, as things begin to go wrong, they blame saboteurs and plead for time. Finally, when the revolution ends (as they all end) in hunger and labour camps, they insist that it was never properly socialist in the first place, and that “real socialism has never been tried”.

06.11.2022 - 11:19 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

Majority of 2019 Tory voters urge Rishi Sunak to tax the rich in stunning new poll

(27.10.2022)

The plea comes three weeks before the Government unveils its Autumn Statement mini-Budget, with six in 10 voters who backed the Tories last election calling for higher taxes on the wealthy

18.08.2022 - 05:49 [ Ansa.it ]

Basic income has been ‚total failure‘ says Meloni

The basic income was a flagship policy of the populist 5-Star Movement (M5S), whose then leader, Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio, said „we have abolished poverty“ with the measure.
FdI was the only party to vote against it, Meloni noted with pride.

06.11.2021 - 08:55 [ CNN ]

These 6 House Democrats voted against the infrastructure bill. These 13 Republicans voted for it.

A number of progressives — who have consistently called for both the infrastructure and the separate economic package, known as the Build Back Better Act, to move together — voted „no“ on the legislation.

Here are the six House Democrats who broke from their party to vote against the bill:

Rep. Jamaal Bowman of New York
Rep. Cori Bush of Missouri
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York
Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota
Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts
Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan

01.10.2021 - 19:35 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

Ever notice how “deficit hawks” vote for record-high defense spending, yet claim bills that help people & challenge lobbyists are “too much?” ‘22 Defense Bill = $768 billion/yr Build Back Better = $350B/yr Guess which got rubber stamped & which gets deemed a “spending problem”

01.10.2021 - 19:10 [ WesternJournal.com ]

Pelosi Suffers Humiliating Setback, Forced to Call Off Spending Bill Vote as Democrats Quarrel

A House vote on a $1 trillion infrastructure spending bill was called off Thursday by Speaker Nancy Pelosi as feuding Democrats could not unite.

The $1 trillion package already has passed the Senate with bipartisan support, and even has the support of a majority of House members. However, passage of the bill is being held up by a $3.5 trillion spending package that progressives want and moderates oppose.

01.10.2021 - 19:03 [ Politico.com ]

Pelosi delays infrastructure vote as Democrats struggle to reach deal

(Updated: 09/30/2021 10:54 PM EDT)

Speaker Nancy Pelosi pushed off a planned vote on a bipartisan infrastructure bill late Thursday after top Democrats in the House, Senate and the White House failed to reach a deal to pass the legislation.

Pelosi and other top Democrats engaged in hours of frenetic negotiations, hoping to produce a bicameral deal on President Joe Biden’s broader social spending package, which progressives had demanded in exchange for their votes on the Senate-passed infrastructure bill.

29.09.2021 - 09:51 [ Ayanna Pressley, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

Housing is infrastructure. Child care is infrastructure. Paid leave is infrastructure. The people gave us a mandate & we’re holding the line. We must advance the #BuildBackBetterAct to address the needs of the people before we move the narrow roads and bridges bill.

29.09.2021 - 09:43 [ theHill.com ]

Left warns Pelosi they’ll take down Biden infrastructure bill

Liberals on Tuesday fired a shot across the bow at Democratic leaders by warning that a bipartisan infrastructure bill cannot pass the House as long as Senate centrists remain noncommittal on the larger social benefits package at the heart of President Biden’s agenda.

29.09.2021 - 09:42 [ ABC News ]

Progressive Democrats vow to defy Pelosi, vote no on infrastructure bill

Progressive Democrats on Tuesday starkly warned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other party leaders that their position on President Joe Biden’s infrastructure agenda remains unchanged: Without a deal on a broader, social policy bill, they do not intend to support a bipartisan infrastructure bill that Pelosi wants to bring to a vote this Thursday.

28.09.2021 - 15:55 [ Ilhan Omar, Abgeordnete im US Repräsentantenhaus / Twitter ]

Democrats say we are the party of the people, let’s show by passing this crucial agenda on behalf of the people & fulfill our promise to our constituents. This level of investment hasn’t been proposed or implemented since the 1930s. Let’s have @POTUS ’ back & pass this agenda

28.09.2021 - 15:36 [ MSNBC ]

Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Agenda is being held up by moderate Democrats

It’s only when the ground buckles and snaps in an earthquake that we’re aware that the land had already been moving. Moderate Democrats in Washington must similarly be wondering what happened as they struggle to accept that they are no longer the dominant force in the party.

After years of being relegated to an afterthought and being told that moving too quickly or too far to the left would alienate voters, progressives are firmly in the driver’s seat in Washington.

28.09.2021 - 15:15 [ Washington Post ]

Why are moderate Democrats okay with killing Biden’s legislative agenda?

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and a handful of House Democrats oppose letting Medicare negotiate prescription drug prices, which would save more than $500 billion over 10 years. (Incidentally, three of the Democrats opposing the idea have received $1.6 million in donations from the pharmaceutical industry.) The New York Times also reports that Sinema “has privately told colleagues she will not accept any corporate or income tax rate increases,” while Manchin remains opposed to the current plan’s proposed corporate tax rate.

28.09.2021 - 15:14 [ NBC News ]

Pelosi says Biden’s infrastructure bill can’t wait for social safety net bill

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Democrats on Monday that passage of the $550 billion infrastructure bill must not wait for President Joe Biden’s multitrillion-dollar safety net bill, saying the larger package is not yet ready for a vote.

25.10.2020 - 08:50 [ @TeamTrump / Twitter ]

Playing NOW at the Trump rally in #NorthCarolina

25.10.2020 - 08:48 [ Newsweek ]

Trump Thanks Sanders After Showing Rally Clip of Democrat Accusing Biden of Cutting Social Security

„Joe Biden spent his entire time in the Senate—long, long days, hours, nights—working to cut your Social Security,“ Trump said during Friday’s rally. „You don’t know about that. To cut your Medicare. People don’t know about that. He denies it. He denied it last night.“

Trump then introduced the video which featured footage from a March Democratic Presidential debate between Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders.

09.06.2020 - 21:34 [ Andrew *is tired of this* Nguyen / Twitter ]

„Defund the police? Impossible!“ they cried as they defunded education, healthcare, social security, welfare, planned parenthood, public transit…

05.06.2020 - 05:17 [ Curbed.com ]

What L.A. could do with its $1.8 billion police budget

The LAPD will receive a $120 million increase in funding under Garcetti’s budget, which was adopted by default Monday after the City Council declined to review it by the June 1 deadline. More city money will be dedicated to policing than any other service this budget year. If you added up the budgets for housing, streets, and transportation, then tripled the sum, it still would not match the city’s LAPD budget.

11.01.2020 - 17:17 [ CGT Télécoms Paris / Twitter ]

#Retraites #Retrait #greve11janvier On est 150 000 aujourd’hui dans Paris

11.01.2020 - 16:50 [ europegeo.com ]

Life Expectancy in Europe by Country

1 Switzerland
2 Spain
3 Iceland
4 Italy
5 France

16 Germany

11.01.2020 - 16:37 [ thelocal.fr ]

Why do rich people in France live much longer than the country’s poorest?

(08.02.2018)

11.01.2020 - 16:11 [ Le Média - Correspondants citoyens ‏/ Twitter ]

À #Rennes les #GilletsJaunes ouvrent le cortège de la #manifestation de la #greve11janvier contre la #reformedesretraites. Images de @JBourrieau pour @LeMediaTV

11.01.2020 - 15:58 [ @GNantais / Twitter ]

? Tous Ensemble à #Nantes avant d’arriver à la #Préfecture ?✊? #greve11janvier #GreveGenerale

11.01.2020 - 15:52 [ Ian56 ‏/ Twitter ]

Thousands of #GiletsJaunes and unions are marching to protest in #Toulouse. This will not be shown on mainstream TV. #greve11janvier #Acte61

11.01.2020 - 15:49 [ Jacobin agazine ]

“This Strike Is Uniting the Resistance Against Macron”

A government bid to cut back pensions has pitched France into its longest strike in decades. But as one railworker organizer tells Jacobin, the dispute is about more than retirement insurance — it’s about stopping Emmanuel Macron’s whole agenda.

11.01.2020 - 15:43 [ Cerveaux non disponibles ‏/ Twitter ]

1/ #ViolencesPolicieres : nous sombrons vite. Jeudi 9 janvier, un voile supplémentaire s’est levé sur la réalité de ce qu’est la Police. #manif9janvier #paris

Vidéo complète : https://www.facebook.com/cerveauxnondisponibles/videos/2585958411689021

07.01.2020 - 19:50 [ Anderson Cooper 360° / Twitter ]

Presidential candidate @BernieSanders hammers Joe Biden for his Iraq War, NAFTA votes. “I just don’t think that that kind of record is going to bring forth the kind energy we need to defeat Trump.”

01.01.2020 - 19:42 [ EHA News ‏/ Twitter ]

New general strike call in #France… ▪️The French General Confederation of Labour (CGT) called on workers to occupy all oil facilites and fuel depots in the country between January 7 and January 10 – Le Monde –

01.01.2020 - 19:38 [ Jean-Luc Mélenchon, @FranceInsoumise / Twitter ]

Ce ne sont pas des voeux mais une déclaration de guerre aux millions de Français qui refusent sa réforme. Tout le reste de son discours sonne faux et creux. Un extraterrestre a parlé. #VoeuxMacron2020

01.01.2020 - 19:34 [ ibtimes.com ]

French Unions Vow No Surrender In Month-long Strike

Far-left leader Jean-Luc Melenchon, head of the France Unbowed (LFI) party, added on Twitter: „These are not (New Year) wishes but a declaration of war to the millions of French who refuse his reform.“

Already another day of mass protests is set for January 9, when teachers, dockers, hospital workers and other public sector employees are expected to join transport workers by striking for the day.

Energy workers have also called for a three-day blockade of the country’s oil refineries and fuel depots starting January 7, raising the spectre of petrol shortages.

28.12.2019 - 12:59 [ Bernie Sanders, candidate for President / Twitter ]

1 in 6 of our children lives in poverty. 500,000+ Americans are homeless. 87 million are uninsured or underinsured. Half live paycheck to paycheck. But the billionaire class is doing better every day. This is a rigged economy and we are going to change it.

24.12.2019 - 13:33 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ]

There has been literally not a word on this from the ‘internationalist’ TUC. Our fellow workers are engaged in mass strike action just a few miles across the Channel, and the voice of the British trade union movement is silent. Totally shameful.

16.11.2019 - 19:47 [ Paul Embery, Blue Labour / Twitter ]

The post-war Labour government gave us full employment; the NHS; modern welfare state; public ownership of railways, electric, gas, coal and steel; and built a million new homes. All when the country’s back was broken. Never let it be said that we can’t afford a decent society.

25.10.2019 - 16:30 [ extranewsfeed.com ]

FDR Reminds Us To Criticize Corporate Democrats

„In these days of danger when democracy must be more than vigilant, there can be no connivance with the kind of politics which has internally weakened nations abroad before the enemy has struck from without.

It is best for America to have the fight out here and now.“

07.10.2019 - 21:10 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Americans are sick of hearing from politicians that we can’t afford clean water, upgraded infrastructure, healthcare, education, etc. I’m running for president to end regime change wars/the new cold war/arms race and redirect our country’s resources to caring for our people.

14.09.2019 - 22:19 [ theGazette.com ]

For Tulsi Gabbard, ‚wasteful‘ foreign policy at root of all other issues

“Every time your local city council member, your state representative, your member of Congress tells you there’s not enough money to make sure we have clean water, there’s not enough money to have quality health care for all … there’s just not enough money to make sure our kids have the tools they need to get the best education possible,” that’s the cost of current foreign policy, said Gabbard, who is seeking the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

In the 18 years since Sept. 11, 2001, taxpayers have spent $6 trillion for the War on Terror, she said. The bill continues to go up at a rate of $4 billion a month for the war in Afghanistan.

14.09.2019 - 19:52 [ Haaretz ]

The Israeli Left Is Talking About Palestinians Only in English

Many of the burning issues that are facing Israel barely got a look-in during the election campaign that’s mercifully drawing to a close: the ballooning deficit, the rising housing prices, the climbing cost of living, the burning need to integrate the ultra-Orthodox and Arab communities into the job market, to name just a few. And then of course, the lack of any prospect for a resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and an end to the occupation got nary a mention, but you knew that already because you’ve been paying attention and that has become a cliché.

14.09.2019 - 09:21 [ Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Abgeordnete des US Repräsentantenhauses / Twitter ]

And guess what: if you also believe in a free + open democratic society, where people are treated humanely and don’t die over $300 insulin or needless war, they’ll call you a communist too. Well, they don’t scare us or shake our focus. We are going to build a better world.

23.07.2019 - 14:40 [ Daily Mail ]

Boris vows to end austerity by borrowing to fund £26billion pledges and tax cuts – but faces massive Tory mutiny over his No Deal Brexit plan as he is elected Conservative leader

Supporters of the former foreign secretary told The Telegraph he would press ahead with key policies by borrowing to pay for them if that was required.

‚We are talking about a fiscal loosening of less than 1 per cent of total public spending,‘ one aide said.

‚It would do a lot to get things moving for the middle classes, to get them spending more money.‘

14.07.2019 - 19:31 [ Tulsi Gabbard, candidate for President / Twitter ]

Foreign policy is inseparable from domestic issues because as long as we are wasting trillions of dollars on regime change wars, the new cold war & nuclear arms race, we will not have the money for infrastructure, health care, clean water, education, and other needs of our people

16.06.2019 - 12:07 [ Times of India ]

Pakistan to present austerity-centred budget following IMF deal

(11.06.2019)

Analysts have warned the IMF deal would likely come with myriad restrictions that could bridle Khan’s grand promises to build an Islamic welfare state, as the country is forced to tighten its purse strings.

Pakistan’s increasing economic woes also come as the country is facing possible sanctions from the Financial Action Task Force — a money-laundering monitor based in Paris — for failing to rein-in terror financing.

15.03.2019 - 12:51 [ Tulsi Gabbard ‏/ Twitter ]

As president, I will end the US policy of regime change wars, work to end the new cold war/nuclear arms race, & put the trillions of $ wasted on these wars back in the pockets of the American people & needs of our communities. tulsi.to/PeaceDividend #TULSI2020 #MedicareForAll

21.02.2019 - 16:53 [ Mirror.co.uk ]

Anna Soubry’s one careless comment says everything about the Independent Group

Soubry might not be quite as far Right as Jacob Rees-Mogg or Liam Fox but she is Right-wing, a Tory who left the Conservative Party but not Conservativism by justifying cruel welfare cuts which drove desperate people to the charity of Foodbanks just to eat.

Potential Labour defectors will now think twice before throwing in their lot with ex-Conservatives.

13.01.2019 - 16:56 [ Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party / Twitter ]

The political elite and establishment have let people down across our country. #Marr

23.10.2018 - 18:12 [ Claire McCaskill ‏/ Twitter ]

Uh oh. Like the sun coming up in the morning. Tax cuts for the wealthy… now Rs planning cuts to Social Security and Medicare to cover the increasing deficit they caused. Not on my watch. Republicans Set Sights On Cutting Social Security

(17.10.2018)

09.07.2018 - 02:04 [ Guardian ]

A million older people ‚badly let down‘ by lack of social care funding

The number of older people in England without social care support has hit a record high, with one in seven now being left to get by on their own, figures reveal.

24.04.2018 - 14:13 [ The Young Turks / Youtube ]

Paul Ryan Sets New Record For Lying

Paul Ryan recently went on ‚Meet the Press‘ and revealed how little he actually cares about the budget, at least when it comes to his donors… Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks, breaks it down.