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Buh-Bye, President Plump...

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Stop Big Pharma from price gouging on the coronavirus
Petition to HHS Secretary Azar


I know, I know, Alex Azar IS Big Pharma. Still, no harm in letting the fox know that we see him in the hen house. It might scare him away some of the time.
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Tell Your State Legislators
Take immediate action to protect the public health and mitigate economic harm for workers and businesses.


Also at the link is an interactive map showing "Estimated jobs lost due to coronavirus by summer 2020, by state".

Tourism dependent NV and HI are in terrible shape.
It's very bad in SC and FL.
It's bad in NC, TN, AL and CA.
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Vrede too wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:33 pm
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And was publicly stating "move along, nothing to see here" so that the greater public wouldn't start selling off before he dumped his.
To: Senate Ethics Committee, Department of Justice, & Securities and Exchange Commission

Any senator who used insider knowledge to make a profit off the coronavirus crisis has no right to hold office. Sen. Richard Burr and other senators who sold off stocks -- while publicly downplaying the threat of COVID-19 -- must be investigated and held accountable.
FBI reaches out to Sen. Burr over stock sales tied to virus

:clap: I'm not counting on it going anywhere, but still good news.
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$3 Billion 'Bailout' for Oil Producers Dropped From Economic Stimulus Package

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https://www.miamiherald.com/news/busine ... 47471.html

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Otoh:
... The less good: The bill includes a $500 billion business and government lending fund at the discretion of Trump’s Treasury Department.

On its face, it’s not inherently bad that the government is going to be supporting some businesses (especially small ones) that are being hard hit by this crisis – especially since Democrats in the House and Senate worked hard to include checks and balances.

But here’s the kicker: There’s a big risk it could become a corporate slush fund, ripe with opportunity for corruption. In fact, Trump is already attempting to circumvent the oversight built into this package. I know, I know, we’re not surprised either.

What does this mean for our work moving forward?

We’ve achieved important victories to ensure polluting industries don’t take advantage of the current situation. However, we must remain vigilant to ensure that these wins stick.

When it comes to Big Oil and the rest of the fossil fuel industry, that means working with our allies to make sure that the slush fund isn’t handed over to fossil fuel companies with little or no oversight.

And as for Carnival and other major cruise companies, it appears they aren’t even eligible for government loans and guarantees. Turns out incorporating your company and registering vessels in other countries to avoid U.S. labor laws and taxes can backfire on you when you want the U.S. government to bail you out ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
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... Since the looming climate emergency isn’t going anywhere, we have to do everything in our power to make sure that the next stimulus is a green one.

Congress’s near unanimous decision to unlock $2 trillion in just a few short days should tell us that when we face an emergency and act on it, we can get things done. And we have a huge opportunity in the coming months to push for an economic recovery that benefits impacted workers and that prioritizes green projects like mass public transit, renewable energy, electric vehicle infrastructure, and even high speed internet....

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and jared too


https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/ar ... ny/609139/

"On March 13, President Donald Trump promised Americans they would soon be able to access a new website that would ask them about their symptoms and direct them to nearby coronavirus testing sites. He said Google was helping."

Not true, not true

It was jaredoogle

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The coverups just keep getting more and more blatant:

In Another Pushback Against Oversight, Trump Removes Pandemic Inspector General
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Vrede too wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:16 pm
The coverups just keep getting more and more blatant:

In Another Pushback Against Oversight, Trump Removes Pandemic Inspector General
"Will no one rid me of this meddlesome priest?" - attributed to Henry II
Buh-Bye, President Plump...

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neoplacebo wrote:
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Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:41 am
And now there's another creepy Republican senator who cashed in their stocks on insider news about the corona virus before the general public got the news...

Sen. Kelly Loeffler Dumped Millions in Stock After Coronavirus Briefing
Here's the best part with Kelly; her husband is the Chairman of The New York Stock Exchange. They live in a $10.5 million dollar spread near Atlanta that presently holds the record of the most expensive real estate transaction in Atlanta history. As for Burr, hell, what can you expect from a guy named Dick Burr? It's offensive on the face of it.
GOP Senator To Sell Off All Individual Stocks After Coronavirus Trade Backlash

Loeffler’s May open primary odds were shaky before this scandal.
https://www.realclearpolitics.com/epoll ... -7069.html

She might be a dead duck now. Good.
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Surprising no one:
Donald Trump Has Stake In Hydroxychloroquine Drugmaker: Report

President Donald Trump reportedly owns a stake in a company that produces hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug he has repeatedly touted as a coronavirus treatment even though his experts say there’s no strong evidence it works.

Trump “has a small personal financial interest” in Sanofi, the French drugmaker that makes Plaquenil, the brand-name version of hydroxychloroquine, The New York Times reported Monday.

In addition, Sanofi’s largest shareholders include a mutual fund company run by major Republican donor Ken Fisher, the paper said. Trump’s three family trusts, as of last year, each had investments in a mutual fund whose largest holding was Sanofi, according to the Times. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross also had ties to the drugmaker, the Times reported.

Trump’s “assertiveness” in promoting the drug contrary to the recommendation of top health experts “has raised questions about his motives,” the Times noted....

A chorus of Trump supporters with no medical expertise have backed the president’s urging of doctors to treat COVID-19 patients with the drug, including his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and Fox News host Sean Hannity.

In the face of warnings from top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci that the drug’s safety and effectiveness are uncertain in treating COVID-19, Trump has continued to laud its supposed benefits.

“What do you have to lose?” he asked at a press briefing this week urging those sick with the virus to take the drug.

Turns out plenty.

“There could be deaths,” American Medical Association President Dr. Patrice Harris said. “This is a new virus, and so we should not be promoting any medication or drug for any disease that has not been proven and approved by the FDA.” ...
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Thu Apr 09, 2020 4:09 pm
Surprising no one:
Donald Trump Has Stake In Hydroxychloroquine Drugmaker: Report

President Donald Trump reportedly owns a stake in a company that produces hydroxychloroquine, the anti-malaria drug he has repeatedly touted as a coronavirus treatment even though his experts say there’s no strong evidence it works.

Trump “has a small personal financial interest” in Sanofi, the French drugmaker that makes Plaquenil, the brand-name version of hydroxychloroquine, The New York Times reported Monday.

In addition, Sanofi’s largest shareholders include a mutual fund company run by major Republican donor Ken Fisher, the paper said. Trump’s three family trusts, as of last year, each had investments in a mutual fund whose largest holding was Sanofi, according to the Times. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross also had ties to the drugmaker, the Times reported.

Trump’s “assertiveness” in promoting the drug contrary to the recommendation of top health experts “has raised questions about his motives,” the Times noted....

A chorus of Trump supporters with no medical expertise have backed the president’s urging of doctors to treat COVID-19 patients with the drug, including his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and Fox News host Sean Hannity.

In the face of warnings from top infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci that the drug’s safety and effectiveness are uncertain in treating COVID-19, Trump has continued to laud its supposed benefits.

“What do you have to lose?” he asked at a press briefing this week urging those sick with the virus to take the drug.

Turns out plenty.

“There could be deaths,” American Medical Association President Dr. Patrice Harris said. “This is a new virus, and so we should not be promoting any medication or drug for any disease that has not been proven and approved by the FDA.” ...

Someone needs to tell his base that he invested in a French company.

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:13 pm
Someone needs to tell his base that he invested in a French company.
He's a stable genius to them no matter what he does.


Also surprising no one:
Tax provision in coronavirus stimulus will mostly benefit wealthy: Study

One tax provision in the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package will overwhelmingly benefit wealthy Americans, according to a nonpartisan congressional analysis.

The measure allows taxpayers to use losses from certain businesses to reduce taxes owed on nonbusiness income, such as profits from investments.

Roughly 80% of the benefits of the provision will go to roughly 43,000 taxpayers who earn more than $1 million a year, according to the analysis conducted by the Joint Committee on Taxation, which was first reported by The Washington Post....

"It's a really big deal for a really small group of wealthy people," Matt Gardner, a senior fellow at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, told ABC News.

While business owners in various industries could benefit from the tax provision, real estate investors -- including President Donald Trump -- could be some of the biggest potential beneficiaries, Gardner said....
Somewhat related, but it's more socialism for the rural than "socialism for the rich":

N.Y. Got $12,000 Per Virus Case, by One Count. Nebraska Got $379,000.
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Vrede too wrote:
Wed Apr 15, 2020 1:37 pm
billy.pilgrim wrote:
Thu Apr 09, 2020 5:13 pm
Someone needs to tell his base that he invested in a French company.
He's a stable genius to them no matter what he does.


Also surprising no one:
Tax provision in coronavirus stimulus will mostly benefit wealthy: Study

One tax provision in the $2.2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package will overwhelmingly benefit wealthy Americans, according to a nonpartisan congressional analysis.

The measure allows taxpayers to use losses from certain businesses to reduce taxes owed on nonbusiness income, such as profits from investments.

Roughly 80% of the benefits of the provision will go to roughly 43,000 taxpayers who earn more than $1 million a year, according to the analysis conducted by the Joint Committee on Taxation, which was first reported by The Washington Post....

"It's a really big deal for a really small group of wealthy people," Matt Gardner, a senior fellow at the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy, told ABC News.

While business owners in various industries could benefit from the tax provision, real estate investors -- including President Donald Trump -- could be some of the biggest potential beneficiaries, Gardner said....
Somewhat related, but it's more socialism for the rural than "socialism for the rich":

N.Y. Got $12,000 Per Virus Case, by One Count. Nebraska Got $379,000.

More on the same


https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions ... -windfall/

republicans refuse "to “renegotiate unrelated programs” from last month’s emergency coronavirus bill.
What are they afraid of?
Well, maybe it’s this: As the dust settles on the $2.2 trillion legislation, it has become clear that one of its largest provisions, a $170 billion tax giveaway, appears to be tailor-made for the benefit of wealthy real estate investors such as President Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner"

"The giveaway, primarily to real estate investors and hedge funds, is larger than the total amount in the legislation for hospitals ($100 billion) and for relief for all state and local governments ($150 billion)."

Possibly because the moon is made of bleu cheese millionaires and billionaires get to rake in the coronavirus funds for their 2018 and 2019 investment losses

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More on the same

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions ... -windfall/

republicans refuse "to “renegotiate unrelated programs” from last month’s emergency coronavirus bill.
What are they afraid of?
Well, maybe it’s this: As the dust settles on the $2.2 trillion legislation, it has become clear that one of its largest provisions, a $170 billion tax giveaway, appears to be tailor-made for the benefit of wealthy real estate investors such as President Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner"

"The giveaway, primarily to real estate investors and hedge funds, is larger than the total amount in the legislation for hospitals ($100 billion) and for relief for all state and local governments ($150 billion)."

Possibly because the moon is made of bleu cheese millionaires and billionaires get to rake in the coronavirus funds for their 2018 and 2019 investment losses
:puke-left: :obscene-birdiered:

Tell Congress: Protect Public Health, Create Jobs, and Deliver Urgent Aid in the Next COVID-19 Relief Package
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Disgusting.

It's like they are daring the masses to revolt.
Buh-Bye, President Plump...

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Fri Apr 17, 2020 7:21 pm
Disgusting.

It's like they are daring the masses to revolt.
Federal COVID-19 aid must support farmers, not corporations (USDA petition)
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Meanwhile The Stable Moron is tweeting that three states with shelter-in-place rules need to be "liberated"...

Fucking Idiot!
Buh-Bye, President Plump...

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