Monopoly Mayhem: Corporations Win, Workers Lose

Since the start of the pandemic:

— Mark Zuckerberg’s wealth has grown by 59 percent

— Jeff Bezos’ wealth has grown by 39 percent

— The U.S. has added 29 more billionaires

— 45,500,000 Americans have lost their jobs

— 20,000,000 Americans are at risk of eviction

The system is rigged, folks.

Monopoly Mayhem: Corporations Win, Workers Lose

Since the start of the pandemic:— Mark Zuckerberg's wealth has grown by 59 percent— Jeff Bezos' wealth has grown by 39 percent— The U.S. has added 29 more billionaires— 45,500,000 Americans have lost their jobs— 20,000,000 Americans are at risk of evictionThe system is rigged, folks.

Posted by Robert Reich on Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Vos Blames Immigrants for COVID Outbreak

Racine’s Latino county supervisor calls on Vos to resign. Community demands apology.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, blamed immigrants for the severity of the coronavirus outbreak in Racine County in racist and false comments made during a May 14 call with Gov. Tony Evers.

“Frankly, I know the reason, at least in my region, is because of a large immigrant population, where, you know, it’s just a difference in culture where people are living much closer and working much closer,” Vos told Evers as he argued against a statewide response to the pandemic.

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Tom Tiffany, Wisconsin’s newly elected congressman, wastes no time in declaring war on education in the middle of a pandemic.

Tim Tiffany, Wisconsin’s newly elected Republican congressman, introduced legislation Thursday that would cut off schools’ federal funding if they do not reopen by Sept. 8.

Tiffany is co-sponsoring the “Reopen Our Schools Act” with Republican Indiana Rep. Jim Banks. The bill would require schools to reopen with all their normal operating procedures by Sept. 8. Schools that remain closed or that move forward with virtual learning instead of in-person classes would be denied federal funding for the 2020-21 school year.

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Our Wisconsin Revolution

Wisconsin became a national laughingstock when some knuckleheads bellied up to the bar after the Supreme Court struck down the state’s “safer at home” order.

The real embarrassment was the court ruling itself. State law in Wisconsin grants broad authority to the governor’s state health secretary to “close schools and forbid public gatherings in schools, churches and other places to control outbreaks and epidemics” and “authorize and implement all emergency measures necessary to control communicable diseases.”

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