, 6 tweets, 2 min read
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.
Missing some Tweet in this thread? You can try to force a refresh.

Enjoying this thread?

Keep Current with Jessica Ellis

Profile picture

Stay in touch and get notified when new unrolls are available from this author!

Read all threads

This Thread may be Removed Anytime!

Twitter may remove this content at anytime, convert it as a PDF, save and print for later use!

Try unrolling a thread yourself!

how to unroll video

1) Follow Thread Reader App on Twitter so you can easily mention us!

2) Go to a Twitter thread (series of Tweets by the same owner) and mention us with a keyword "unroll" @threadreaderapp unroll

You can practice here first or read more on our help page!

Follow Us on Twitter!

Did Thread Reader help you today?

Support us! We are indie developers!


This site is made by just three indie developers on a laptop doing marketing, support and development! Read more about the story.

Become a Premium Member ($3.00/month or $30.00/year) and get exclusive features!

Become Premium

Too expensive? Make a small donation by buying us coffee ($5) or help with server cost ($10)

Donate via Paypal Become our Patreon

Thank you for your support!