Who paid 0 in Federal Income Taxes and Court Packing

Public Citizen on Twitter: “It’s not just Trump.

In 2018: Amazon paid $0 in federal income taxes

Delta paid $0 in federal income taxes

GM paid $0 in federal income taxes

IBM paid $0 in federal income taxes

JetBlue paid $0 in federal income taxes

Netflix paid $0 in federal income taxes”

“Healthcare billionaires”
is a phrase that shouldn’t exist.

Healthcare billionaires got nearly $150B richer due to COVID pandemic newsweek.com/coronavirus-va

As if profiting from a pandemic that’s killed 213,000 Americans wasn’t enough, some health insurance companies are already eyeing double-digit rate increases for 2021. If we passed Medicare for All we’d never have to deal with this garbage again.

The president and Congress rely on socialized medicine paid for by our tax dollars.

Trump took a helicopter to the hospital. He received multiple tests, oxygen, steroids and antibody treatments. For anyone who isn’t president, that costs $100K+ He paid $0. It’s socialism for Trump, ruthless for-profit health care for the rest of us.

Out of an abundance of caution, we should pass Medicare for All.

What the media doesn’t tell you about affording Medicare for All is that we give the military $741,000,000,000 a year.

Oil & gas corporations have issued nearly $100,000,000,000 in new bonds since Trump’s massive COVID-19 corporate bailout began. Meanwhile, $1,200 checks have been spent and expanded unemployment insurance has expired.

So defunding the police was just too radical, but defunding education is no problem?

The US federal minimum wage has stayed at $7.25 since 2009. Geneva, Switzerland, introduces a minimum wage of $25 an hour, more than $4,000 a month

 

Court packing: @RBReich

Since 1969, Democratic presidents have appointed 4 Supreme Court justices, Republicans have appointed 15 (4 of them by presidents who lost the popular vote).

McConnell refused even to hold hearing on Obama’s nominee.

We’ve seen this before:

1) GOP elected after a Democratic president saves economy.

2) Tax cuts for the wealthy & corporations.

3) The economy tanks, crisis mismanaged.

4) GOP proposes cuts to Social Security & Medicare.

5) Dems elected to clean up the mess.

6) Repeat.

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