Trump’s war on Truth Tellers:
CBO (Congressional Budget Office)
Health care not WEALTH care!
Access to health care is not the same as health care!
Under Obamacare, a 64-year old making $26,000/year pays $1700/year for health insurance.
Under Trump care he would pay $14,000/month, half his annual income!
Russia and Trump by Bill Moyers:
Wall St. Banks handed out $23.9 Billion in bonuses to 173,000 NYC employees.
That’s 1.6x the COMBINED earnings of over 1 million US fulltime minimum wage workers!
Only 44% of minimum wage workers are white.
Only 37% are male!
The bonus could have raised the pay of these workers to $15/hr.
3 million restaurant servers
1.7 million home and personal care aides
Wall St. bonuses have gone up nearly 900% since 1985.
Minimum wage has gone up over 100% from $3/hr. to $7/hr.
Trump is revoking the 54.5 mpg by 2025 (plan by Obama).
(Auto workers were given paid time off and bussed to attend Trump’s rally 3-15!)
This would undo the $98 billion in benefits from using less fuel.
People would also save $1650 from using less fuel!
Russia: Republican Platform gutted support for Ukraine resistance. Trump said he wasn’t involved. Russian hackers acquired Clinton e-mail lists (did they target them with false stories
Jan. 6: CIA, FBI and NSA said Putin ordered an influence campaign aimed at US elections.
The Russian government helped elect Trump
Notes: $600 billion
The Pentagon budget is $600 billion. 25% of it is WASTED each year. All of the programs slated for elimination in Trump’s budget COMBINED would total $3 billion/year! He wants to INCREASE Defense by $54 billion and build the wall $4 billion (the Nation).
Skipping one weekend at Mar a Lago would keep MEALS ON WHEELS! ($3 million).
What happened in 2007? Regulations on financial dealings were stripped. Stocks soared. Everything crashed. Trump has already reversed the Obama-era Fiduciary Rule, which would have required financial advisers to put the best interests of their clients first, and has ordered a review of the Dodd-Frank Act, a regulation put into place to prevent another financial crisis like the one that hit America in 2007-08.
Trump’s long-awaited healthcare bill will also cut $600 billion worth of taxes from the wealthiest 0.1% of Americans. He’s pledged to slash the corporation tax rate from 35% to 15%. (He relies on the billionaires who largely contributed to the 2008 crash.).
The financial crisis of 2007-08 was also preceded by explosive growth in the stock market, particularly in the improperly-regulated subprime mortgage markets. When the crash hit, major financial markets lost more than 30% of their value in the fall of 2008.
California decreased its greenhouse gas emissions by 5.5% while increasing GDP 17%! In 15 years, they expect all new cars to be zero emissions. California is the world’s 8th largest economy, but accounts for only 1% of global emissions! (Mother Jones.)