Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2020/04/21/inequality-and-coronavirus
Lovely article ,keep up the great work that you do .
What you say ,someday soon all humanity will want it that way.
As we are All One .
After Hurricane Katrina Barbara Bush was touring one of the shelters where they poor took sanctuary. She stated “So Many Of The People In The Arena… Were Underprivileged Anyway, So This Is Working Very Well For Them”. implying the shelter then what they left so all was good.
Mnuchin recently suggested that 120 dollars a week was plenty for people that had lost their jobs.
Barbara Bush and Mnuchin are of the Billionaire class. These are the types of people running things.
Inequality , as far as they are concerned , is GOOD for the poor because when the Government steps in to help in time of crisis “they have never had it so good”
All well and good, but I’d underscore more how our country always has enough money for militarism and “defense” spending, always
Despite all Bernie’s good work to bring back the word socialism, it is glaring in its omission in this article
The only reason Congress passed FDR’s New Deal is because 10% of US voters voted for socialist or communist candidates during the first half of the 20th century. Giving the 99% a safety net was intended to keep the US from going commie.
Within a decade Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy launched the GOP’s commie witch hunt that by Saint Ron’s 1981 ascension to the throne demonized socialism to the extent that anybody using the S word immediately loses all traction.
Senator Sanders’ platform reflects the platforms of FDR, Truman, JFK and LBJ, all centrists, none socialists. As much as I have been a Sanders supporter, Sanders needs to characterize his platform as centrist or he will continue spinning his wheels until the day he dies.
Mid century centrist platforms may appear socialist compared to the extreme rightward movement of the Democrats and the off the charts rightward movement of the GOP during the past half century, but they are NOT socialist platforms by any metric.
-Healthcare centers in every neighborhood
-$200. monthly increase in Social Security(should be there now with real inflation)
-Raise the national min wage to $15. (and if you don’t do it soon it should be $20.-from what I understand the min wage of 1968 would =$18. today)
And this is really a CONSERVATIVE agenda----giving people a basic minimum of what the are due----taking healthcare out of the work environment allows the business to focus on it’s business.
And just wondering why we have insurance companies at all???Where are the insurance companies in all this-----don’t these small businesses have insurance on something like this? Aren’t the insurance companies covering the cost of this epidemic??? Isn’t this the purpose of Insurance----or is it just some racket .