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On my podcast, I read my @Medium column, "Ideas Lying Around," describing a #TheoryOfChange for unrigging markets, addressing the climate emergency, building worker power and saving news publishers from #BigTech:…

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What is this amazing theory of change, that can do so much to right the world's wrongs? Fittingly, it's the same theory of change that got us into this mess. It's #MiltonFriedman's theory of change.

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Washington State enacted a 7% capital gains tax levied on annual profits in excess of $250,000, and made a *fortune*, $600m more than projected in the first year, despite a 25% drop in the stock market and blistering #InterestRate hikes:…

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Capital gains taxes are levied on "passive income" - money you get for owning stuff. The capital gains rate is *much* lower than the income tax rate - the rate you pay for *doing stuff*.

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I want every family to get 1300 dollars a month for every child until they are 25. #ProLife #ProFamily
7 months paid family leave for both parents at 100% salary and benefits. Option to extend to 12 months at 75% salary plus full benefits. PTO must be kept distinct and cannot be used in family leave. #ProLife #ProFamily
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🚩 #FollowTheMoney expose how COMPROMISED
+FBI verified
#Bobulinski's claims of CEFC+China ties
#Burisma $83,333.33 pmts
in co-mingled
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WHY Benefit #CCP 🇨🇳not 🇺🇸 ?
#HunterBiden sold US owned #COBALT Mine in Congo to #CCPChina

¬BIDEN puts 20 YEAR BAN on
Mining of US RenewableEnergy MINERALS

¬US passed #ChipsAct #Infrastructure rely ON MINED Materials…… ImageImageImageImage
🚩UnConstitional #ESJ #ESG
Uses SocialJustice

#SocialScore DigitalID:
+LIMITS EV #GeoFence
+BANS Bank loan
👋NO #2ndAm
+Reports #CarbonFootprint
Pay #PerMileTax
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This mini thread is for my #SocialSecurity nerds who want to know what changed in this year's Trustees' Report. 🧵

Again, Social Security's overall outlook is clear & the TRs tell a consistent story. But there are minor changes each year. Let's look. 1/

Social Security's trustees measure the program's long-term shortfall as a percent of taxable payroll. In the 2023 Trustees' Report, it's -3.42 percent. That's a change of 0.19 percentage points from last year's report. 2/
The report helpfully breaks out what's different.

The biggest change comes from updated methodology. That made Social Security's financing gap 0.06 pp worse, on net, compared to last year's report. But obviously using updated methodology is good! Yay, actuaries! 3/
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It’s #SocialSecurity Trustees Report day!

The program’s financial outlook is about the same as last year—the projected reserve depletion date is 2034, 1 year earlier than last year.

Let's have a closer look at what that means and why it matters. 1/…
First of all, a year's worth of fluctuation in the reserve depletion date is not a cause for alarm--or celebration, if it goes the other way!

For over a decade, every Trustees' Report has estimated a reserve depletion date between 2033 and 2035. 2/
You may see alarmist headlines about Social Security, but don't be fooled.

Social Security can pay full benefits for at least another decade, giving policymakers time to carefully craft a funding package that protects the program's critical benefits. 3/…
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#SriLanka has a final opportunity to progress and it's imperative for everyone to collaborate in creating a prosperous community for future generations, without resorting to finger-pointing, President @RW_UNP stressed, delivering the keynote address at the (1/6)
‘Economic Dialogue- IMF and Beyond’ panel discussion.

At the CEO Forum hosted by @casrilanka, the President expressed that the Govt. should surpass the @IMFNews program and concentrate on establishing a thriving community for upcoming generations, emphasizing the Govt’s (2/6)
dedication to this goal.

Reflecting on 🇱🇰's past missed opportunities for development, the President highlighted the failure to implement Mr. D.S. Senanayake’s proposals and the B.R. Shenoy Report.

Noting that 🇱🇰's progress was hindered by the ethnic issue of 1978, (3/6)
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Last night in Paris.
🍨🥧🎂 🥮🍥🧁🍰
This could be us, but we're too busy fighting each other instead of the corrupt capitalist system.

Wow, #Paris police are escalating and out of control.
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Honestly the fact that the idea of giving people who need social security vouchers instead of money is doing the rounds again really makes my blood boil! Another short #Thread 1
How is this meant to work exactly? Would we only be able to get our shopping from approved stores and then only certain goods? What if you didn't live anywhere near one of the approved stores? What if you needed to pay for a service rather than a physical item? 2
For example, a repair to your dishwasher, washing machine or other such essential appliance. What happens if you need to buy something that isn't available in one of the approved stores but is nevertheless vital to your existence? Indeed, this boils down to the central question 3
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As a disabled person who is not capable of work (a fact accepted by the DWP) I'm fed up of being fucking demonised and made to feel somehow 'unworthy'. Although I may not be directly targeted, the vile general rhetoric towards 'benefit claimants' is bad enough.
They could choose to come after me at any point they like, the constant background fear is absolutely dreadful to live with. I'm sure I'm not the only person who feels like this, and I'm also pretty sure that people who have never. experienced the DWP won't be able...2
To fully appreciate but this feels like. The rhetoric makes me think that the government would prefer it if didn't exist, now I may be overthinking things a bit, but the right-wing press does nothing but attack and demonise people on low incomes, while twunts like...3
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#India's #startup ecosystem raised $455 million across 24 deals last week (Jan.16-21,'23) with #fintech #unicorn PhonePe turning decacorn at $12 billion valuation.
#StartupIndia #DigitalIndia #VentureCapital #funding #Entrepreneurship #innovation #Motivation #prosunjoyi #Thread Image
#India's #startup ecosystem raised $126 million off 16 deals last week (Jan.23-28,'23) across #cybersecurity, #deeptech, #energy, #gaming, #logistics, #SaaS, etc. with total #funding for Jan.'23 crossing $1 billion. #StartupIndia #DigitalIndia #VentureCapital #inspiration #Thread India's startup ecosystem's funding round up for the last week and also for the January month + an inspirational quote stating that your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
#India's #startup ecosystem raised $49 million off 12 deals last week (Jan.30-Feb.4,'23) across #EVs, #freight, #manufacturing, etc. #StartupIndia #DigitalIndia #VentureCapital #leadership #founders #Entrepreneurship #MondayMotivation #inspiration #innovation #prosunjoyi #Thread Image
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Yesterday, Congress finally passed the must-pass, end-of-year budget bill. As usual, the bill was stalled to the last moment, so Congressjerks could cram the 4,000-page, $1.7 trillion package with special favors for their donors, at the expense of the rest of the country. 1/ A living room scene, featuring a sofa in the background and
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This year's package included a pair of especially egregious doozies, which were reported out for @TheProspect by @leee_harris ( a grotesque retirement giveaway for the ultra-rich) and @dorajfacundo ( a safety giveaway to @Boeing and its lethal fleet of #737Max aircraft). 3/
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+1,341,000 people in Wisconsin are over 60.
+950,000 people are over 65.

The @GOP & WI Republicans didn't care if we lived or died during COVID

They would not vote to cap insulin at $35/month

We cannot live without #SocialSecurity & #Medicare…
13,752 people Wisconsinites died of COVID19

> 86% of them were over 60 years of age <

13,752 people died in Wisconsin while
Republicans lied to citizens about it and obstructed

@wisgop @GOP @WIAssemblyGOP @WisSenGOP…
The percentage of Americans age 65 and older who have diabetes is ~29%.

92% of @HouseGOP voted against capping the price of insulin.

People die because they do not have affordable insulin.…
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1. I know we all hope for a big young-voter turnout. I have had a suspicion a lot will wait to vote in-person tomorrow, so I remain hopeful. But they are social issue voters for the most part and historically that has not been as reliable as bread-and-butter issue voters.
2. The Fascist's (fka GOP's) attack on #SocialSecurity remains baffling. I think it may be put down to hubris at a point where they looked to be a shoe-in for control of Congress. But the attack on people currently on Social Security and Medicare is predictably something to
3. spur turnout in mail-in and early-voter numbers in the over 65 demographic. The numbers are eye-popping. I think it's reasonable to assume that most people already on Social Security do not support taking it away. And so if that assumption holds,
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#Biden Betrayed As CNN, NYT #FactCheckers Set Stage For Downfall | Nov 6
- #WH was called out by CNN‘s D. Dale over a now-deleted tweet claiming “Seniors are getting the biggest increase in their SS checks in 10 years through President Biden’s leadership”… Image
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STATEMENT from #WhiteHouse PLEASE read!>>Congressional Republicans have laid out their mega MAGA trickle-down economic plan clearly. Their economic plan will raise costs and make inflation worse. Their five part plan includes:
1/24 #BlueIn22 #RepublicansAreHarmfulToAmericans Image
$3 trillion in tax cuts skewed to the wealthy – which would add to the deficit and make inflation worse  2/24 #RepublicansAreHarmfulToAmericans #VoteBlueIn2022 Image
“GOP wants to push to extend Trump tax cuts… Republican lawmakers gear up to push 2017 tax law after midterm elections, despite potential impact on inflation.” Washington Post 10/17/22 #RepublicansAreTheProblem #VoteBlueIn2022 Image
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Republicans have spent decades trying to abolish gov’t agencies including EPA, FDA, & FBI, pass massive tax cuts for the wealthy & big oil, eliminate minimum wage, slash Medicare, & dismantle Social Security.

Don’t let them. This November tell @GOP #HandsOffMySocialSecurity Republicans have spent deca...
Marco Rubio getting honest on the Republican play book: Cut taxes on the rich, use their resulting deficits as ammo against Democrats and an excuse to gut programs like Social Security and Medicare.

#HandsOffMySocialSecurity @valdemings @marcorubio
Pay attention folks. Republicans have been trying to end Social Security for DECADES. Since it was passed.

Don’t let them. This November, tell @GOP #HandsOffMySocialSecurity
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If you tell a lie enough times, does it make it believable? Republicans have been coming for Social Security and Medicare since 2011! Why have they not successfully abolished it by now?
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Catherine Austin Fitts

#CBDCs #CentralBanks #gold #SocialSecurity #guns
#cash #smallbusinessowner

"[ #CBDC ] is not a currency...we're talking about a control system that's going to be implemented in a global coup d'état & we're in the middle of a global coup d'état"
"They're trying to put into place a digital transaction control grid which will tell you what you can do with your #MONEY , when you can do it, where you can go. If they don't want you to be able to use your $ more than 5 miles from your home, that's it, your $ will turn off"
"They can't confiscate your #gold & they can't confiscate your #SocialSecurity until they confiscate your #guns . That is why you're seeing such a push to confiscate your guns."

"They're trying to come up with excuses to arrest EVERYBODY...domestic terrorist act...mental health"
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Watching the UK🇬🇧 self-immolate❤️‍🔥, first with Brexit and now the disastrous libertarian economic policies of Liz Truss, it’s time to debunk the Scarcity Myth. 1/🧵
If you’re catching up on the UK, read this @jaredbrock post.

“Churches and pubs are applying for grants to become ‘warm spaces’ just to keep the nation alive this winter. No one else can afford to turn their heat on.” #ScarcityMyth 2/…
Of all the economic myths (my pinned tweet video debunks 8 of them), the #ScarcityMyth is the most pernicious because it creates a self-fulfilling prophecy. If we believe in it and act upon it, we are *guaranteed* scarcity. 3/
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Hey! I betcha you didn’t know this about Wisconsin.

We helped create the idea for Social Security AND put it into place as the FIRST SOCIAL SECURITY ACT in 1935.

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#Wisconsin #Republican #democrats #mandelabarnes #tonyevers #SocialSecurityFairnessAct #socialsecurity
John R. Commons, a professor at the University of Wisconsin, helped create the American Association for Labor Legislation - Group that advocated for national health insurance- on February 15, 1906.

This group held the driving force behind…
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…”worker’s compensation, occupational health & safety, and child labor laws” (

1909 the first worker’s compensation came through!

1911 - “Workmen’s Compensation Act” enacted May 3rd, effective as of September 1st, SUPPORTED by WI Supreme Court

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The #SocialSecurity Administration needs a funding boost NOW, in the stopgap funding bill.

Otherwise problems will grow for applicants & beneficiaries, who already face record-long telephone hold times and waits for disability decisions. 🧵1/…
The fiscal year ends in just 2 weeks, so Congress must pass a stopgap funding bill (aka continuing resolution, or CR) for FY23.

That includes funds to administer Social Security & SSI, which together serve over *70M* Americans. 2/
Customer service delays at the Social Security Administration (SSA) are already causing serious problems for applicants & beneficiaries, who are enduring record-long waits for disability decisions, long hold times on the agency’s 800 number & other problems. 3/
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