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Let’s put this another way: $7 billion dollars is what Jeff Bezos makes in...Wait for it...about five weeks.
Stat from here (business insider)
Put it this way: if you took away $6 BILLION of what Jeff Bezos makes per month, he would be left in poverty earning only... the equivalent of the biggest lottery jackpot in US history. Per month.
I swear, the biggest roadblock to Warren’s plans, which republicans and democratic moderates are praying you don’t think about, is just how vastly, absurdly, unsustainably rich the 1% is. Lots of wealth taxes or, you know, the French Revolution 2, are the only fixes.
Warren’s proposals are how we fix this, practically, meaningfully, and on a long term basis.
We have to remember - as @ewarren does - insane health care costs, failing schools, failing infrastructure, faltering R&D, runaway loan debt, cratering home ownership - are SYMPTOMS of what the pooling of limitless wealth has done to this country. The disease is the billionaires.
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