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How the richest democracy in the world has abandoned Americans - Raw Story

How the richest democracy in the world has abandoned Americans - Raw Story | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Every now and then we all get those moments of shocking clarity and insight that give us a new perspective on reality. Mine came over the weekend when I was watching the political shows on cable TV.

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Did Joe Manchin block climate action to benefit his financial interests? | Joe Manchin | The Guardian

Did Joe Manchin block climate action to benefit his financial interests? | Joe Manchin | The Guardian | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Recent revelations that Democratic West Virginian senator quietly made millions from his coal business could come back to haunt him as he eyes a run for re-election

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Mitch McConnell Successfully Blocked Mandatory Paid Leave For Workers With COVID - BuzzFeedNews.com

Mitch McConnell Successfully Blocked Mandatory Paid Leave For Workers With COVID - BuzzFeedNews.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it
Congress did not extend the paid leave mandate in its $900 billion COVID aid bill. Democrats hope to try again next year.
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Utilities Ordered To Forgive Customer Water Debt - CircleOfBlue.org

Utilities Ordered To Forgive Customer Water Debt - CircleOfBlue.org | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

CHICAGO — Englewood, on this city’s South Side, is one of Chicago’s poorest neighborhoods. It is a district where the median household income of $20,991 is more than 60 percent lower than the city median.

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Senate Republicans move to cut $600 weekly jobless benefit by two-thirds - NBCnews.com

Senate Republicans move to cut $600 weekly jobless benefit by two-thirds - NBCnews.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it
The emerging details represent a counteroffer to Democrats, who blasted the proposal and have pushed to extend the full $600 payment.
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Here's where Donald Trump is dining with rich donors tonight, raising $10 million with tickets at $580,600 per couple - BoingBoing.net

Here's where Donald Trump is dining with rich donors tonight, raising $10 million with tickets at $580,600 per couple - BoingBoing.net | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Trump's fundraiser tonight at an ocean-side mansion in Florida is expected to raise $10 million for his 2020 campaign. Tickets cost $580,600 per couple.

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Trump-connected lobbyists reap $10B windfall in COVID-19 boom, report says | CTV News

Trump-connected lobbyists reap $10B windfall in COVID-19 boom, report says | CTV News | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Forty lobbyists with ties to U.S. President Donald Trump helped clients secure more than US$10 billion in federal coronavirus aid, among them five former administration officials whose work potentially violates Trump's own ethics policy, according to a report.

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Steve Mnuchin insists Americans can live on just $17/day during pandemic – Raw Story

Steve Mnuchin insists Americans can live on just $17/day during pandemic – Raw Story | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Sunday said that he expects Americans to be able to survive for two and a half months on just $1,200, which is about $17 per day.

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Jared Kushner is demanding his tenants keep paying rent — while asking for leniency from his creditors: WaPo reporter – Raw Story

Jared Kushner is demanding his tenants keep paying rent — while asking for leniency from his creditors: WaPo reporter – Raw Story | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

On MSNBC Saturday, Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold revealed the disconnect between what President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is demanding of his tenants, and what he is asking for from his creditors.

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Trump admits he’ll be ‘cutting’ Social Security — but here’s what he really revealed – Raw Story

Trump admits he’ll be ‘cutting’ Social Security — but here’s what he really revealed – Raw Story | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

During a Fox News town hall Thursday night, President Donald Trump finally admitted what many have long feared — that he plans to push for serious cuts to entitlements, which includes Social Security and Medicare.

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Supreme Court rejects former GOP congressman's appeal in spending scandal - RawStory.com

Supreme Court rejects former GOP congressman's appeal in spending scandal - RawStory.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a bid by Republican former congressman Aaron Schock, who resigned in 2015 amid questions about spending on his lavish “Downton Abbey”-inspired Washington office, to escape charges accusing him of defrauding the government while a member of the House of Representatives.

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During his brief time as a member of Congress, notorious spendthrift Aaron Schock got a little too greedy for his own good. As a result of his profligacy, he eventually became the disgraced poster child for all that is wrong with the GOP leadership.

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Louisiana Withholds $39 Million in NOLA Flood Protection Funds Over Abortion - EcoWatch.com

Louisiana Withholds $39 Million in NOLA Flood Protection Funds Over Abortion - EcoWatch.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Louisiana is withholding $39 million in flood control funds after city officials voiced opposition to the state's abortion ban.

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GOP lawmakers push corporate income tax cut, tax credits for businesses - MiBiz.com

GOP lawmakers push corporate income tax cut, tax credits for businesses - MiBiz.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Republican lawmakers are advancing bills that would reduce Michigan’s corporate income tax rate by 20 percent and create tax credits for businesses that lost at least a quarter of their revenue during COVID-19 restrictions. 

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iPhone Manufacturing Workers Allegedly Arrested and Beaten in India During Salary Protests - VICE.com

iPhone Manufacturing Workers Allegedly Arrested and Beaten in India During Salary Protests - VICE.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it
Around 60-70 workers were allegedly injured Saturday as they protested against a two-month absence of pay.
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The Virus That’s Really Killing Americans? Greed - CityWatchLA.com

The Virus That’s Really Killing Americans? Greed - CityWatchLA.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

The holy mantra of health professionals was coined about 2,500 years ago by the Greek physician Hippocrates: “Do no harm.”

 

Of course, that was before corporate healthcare took charge and asserted a new guiding ethic: “Jack up profits.”

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COVID19 Corruption: Wealthy And Well Connected Get Rich While People Suffer - PopularResistance.org

COVID19 Corruption: Wealthy And Well Connected Get Rich While People Suffer - PopularResistance.org | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

While corrupt elected officials and elites feed at the public trough, the economic collapse is hitting people in the United States hard. According to the newly released Bureau of Labor Statistics figures 47.2 percent of working-age people are without work and businesses are finding it impossible...

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Why couldn't the workers who needed help get their fair share? Because Donald Trump couldn't ignore his greed long enough to do his job. It's a mistake he will regret come Election Day.

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Trump's Friends And Family Scored MILLIONS From Small Business Loan Program - trofire.com

Trump's Friends And Family Scored MILLIONS From Small Business Loan Program - trofire.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

According to new reports out this week, Donald Trump’s friends and family managed to score at least $21 million from the PPP small business loan program created to help save small businesses during the pandemic.

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43K US millionaires will get 'stimulus' averaging $1.6M each - NYPost.com

43K US millionaires will get 'stimulus' averaging $1.6M each - NYPost.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

At least 43,000 American millionaires who are too rich to get coronavirus stimulus checks are getting a far bigger boost — averaging $1.6 million each, according to a congressional committee.

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Charles Koch Network Attacks Shelter-in-Place Policies - The Intercept

Charles Koch Network Attacks Shelter-in-Place Policies - The Intercept | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Americans for Prosperity, a pro-corporate group, wants employees to return to work despite desperate pleas from public health officials to the contrary. 

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Democrats delayed stimulus bill to tighten ban on Trump family profiting - Politico.com

Democrats delayed stimulus bill to tighten ban on Trump family profiting - Politico.com | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Democrats have tried to prevent Trump from receiving taxpayer money at his businesses for three years. This week, they finally scored a small victory. 

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CREW Requests Secret Service Records on Trump’s Stay at His Own Las Vegas Hotel - CREW

CREW Requests Secret Service Records on Trump’s Stay at His Own Las Vegas Hotel - CREW | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

Trump used his presidential tour of four states for profit by staying every night at his Las Vegas Trump Hotel. He claimed the Secret Service planned it.

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"The public deserves to know if Trump is once again lying about the Secret Service’s role in funnelling taxpayer dollars toward one of his businesses." - Citizens For Ethics in Washington (CREW).

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Officials Question Donald Trump’s Use of Tax Loopholes - ABC News

Officials Question Donald Trump’s Use of Tax Loopholes - ABC News | Agents of Behemoth | Scoop.it

“Trump says he represents the little guy, but the little guy is going to have to pay his taxes for him here in Ossining,” said Dana Levenberg, the Ossining town supervisor.

Occupy Hades's insight:

If voters take a good, hard look at Donald Trump, they'll find a political wannabe who's no different than the other corporate carpetbaggers in the GOP leadership who were after the presidency.  The only problem for them is that Trump's penchant for unbridled greed makes him better at 'gaming the system' than they are.

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