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  • Ocasio-Cortez: System that allows billionaires is ‘immoral’

    01/22/2019 11:06:45 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 66 replies
    Ny post ^ | 1/22/19 | Ben Feuerherd
    Ocasio-Cortez: System that allows billionaires is ‘immoral’ Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said in an interview on Monday that she believes a system that allows people to become billionaires is “immoral.” The New York Democrat made the statement while responding to a question from writer Ta-Nehisi Coates at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event in Harlem. “I do think that a system that allows billionaires to exist when there are parts of Alabama where people are still getting ringworm because they don’t have access to public health is wrong,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
  • Ocasio-Cortez: Any System That Allows Billionaires To Exist Is “Immoral”

    01/22/2019 12:52:41 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 72 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/22/2019 | Ed Morrissey
    Does it depend on whose side the billionaires align? Actually no, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tells the audience at this Martin Luther King Day forum yesterday evening. The billionaires themselves may not be immoral, the new Congresswoman from New York declares, but the system that allows them to exist has to be.Don’t be too quick to discard this as another data point on AOC’s maladroit track record: .@AOC says it's "immoral" that the American economic system "allows billionaires to exist." pic.twitter.com/Y8uGj5BJXd— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 22, 2019 “I don’t think that necessarily means that all billionaires are immoral,” she added. “It’s...
  • Oxy Billionaire Granted Patent for **Addiction Treatment**

    01/16/2019 11:06:22 AM PST · by gaijin · 22 replies
    Financial Times ^ | David Crow
    Gets paid to hook them, then paid again to UNhook them..?! Richard Sackler, whose family owns Purdue Pharma, the company behind the notorious painkiller OxyContin, was granted a patent earlier this year for a reformulation of a drug used to wean addicts off opioids. The invention is a novel form of buprenorphine, a mild opiate that controls drug cravings, which is often given as a substitute to people hooked on heroin or opioid painkillers such as OxyContin. (more at link)
  • Trump slams Jeff Bezos over affair, calls him Jeff ‘Bozo’

    01/14/2019 6:38:49 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | January 14, 2019 | Joe Tacopino
    President Trump mocked Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos over his recently revealed affair while praising the National Enquirer and slamming the newspaper owned by Bezos’ company. “So sorry to hear the news about Jeff Bozo,” the president tweeted, referring to Bezos as “Bozo.” “…being taken down by a competitor whose reporting, I understand, is far more accurate than the reporting in his lobbyist newspaper, the Amazon Washington Post.” The “competitor” Trump was referring to was the National Enquirer — which published a story that exposed damning text messages between Bezos and former TV anchor Lauren Sanchez. Shortly before the story ran,...
  • Fewer Billionaires, Poorer Billionaires On African Continent In 2019

    01/12/2019 9:39:19 AM PST · by Innovative · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | Jan. 12, 2019 | Kerry A. Dolan
    Buffeted by plunging stock prices and weaker currencies, the number of African billionaires has shrunk to just 20, down from 23 a year ago. Four people fell off Forbes’ annual list of the continent’s richest since last year while one returned to the ranks after a four-year absence. All but four members of the list have smaller fortunes than a year ago. For the eighth year in a row, Aliko Dangote of Nigeria is Africa’s richest person. His estimated $10.3 billion net worth, however, is nearly $2 billion less than a year ago, primarily due to a roughly 20% drop...
  • Bloomberg: I'd use 'only my own money' for potential 2020 bid

    01/11/2019 12:32:53 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/11/19 | Chris Mills Rodrigo
    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Friday that his campaign will be self-funded if he runs for president in 2020. "I ran three times. I used only my own money so I didn't have to ask anybody what they wanted in return for a contribution,"Bloomberg told reporters in Texas, according to Chron. "And, if I ran again, I would do the same thing. I think not having to adjust what you say and what you work on based on who financed your campaign is one of the things that the public really likes." "I understand not everybody can...
  • A ‘billionaire boys club’ of Dem candidates far-Left progressives will HATE is coming in 2020

    12/24/2018 11:34:49 AM PST · by SleeperCatcher · 10 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 12/24/18 | USA Features
    Full headline: Trump likely to face a ‘billionaire boys club’ of Dem candidates in 2020 far-Left progressives will HATEDemocrats who are set to take over control of the House in less than a couple weeks have vowed to launch probe after probe into POTUS Donald Trump’s finances because they are just certain that the billionaire real estate mogul could never have achieved his status in life without lying and cheating. They will have an equal opportunity to put a slate of Leftist presidential contenders who are also billionaires under the same scrutiny in the coming months — but will they?...
  • ‘Republican’ PAC That Attacks GOP Bankrolled by Liberal Billionaires

    12/17/2018 11:09:00 AM PST · by detective · 17 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 16, 2018 | Joe Schoffstall
    A prominent ‘Republican' women's political action committee that regularly receives national media attention for its criticisms of President Donald Trump and the GOP is bankrolled by three liberal billionaire donors and activists, Federal Election Commission filings show. Republican Women for Progress, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, was founded by Jennifer Lim and Meghan Milloy, both former employees of Republican organizations. The duo also previously founded Republican Women for Hillary and spoke at the Democratic National Convention in the past. The Republican Women for Progress PAC was established on Sept. 13 to back their work during the midterm elections, which included throwing...
  • No sign of that back brace! Hillary Clinton boogies with John Kerry and King of Bollywood ...

    12/12/2018 7:44:18 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 34 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | December 12, 2018 | By Charlie Moore and Stephanie Linning
    No sign of that back brace! Hillary Clinton boogies with John Kerry and King of Bollywood Shah Rukh Khan at the star-studded $100million wedding of India's richest heiress Billionaire heiress Isha Ambani, 27, will marry Anand Piramal, 33, Wednesday Her father Mukesh Ambani - India's richest man - will host the wedding at home Guests have already enjoyed pre-wedding events including a Beyoncé concert Hillary Clinton tried her hand at Bollywood dancing at the pre-celebrations Hillary Clinton tried her hand at Bollywood dancing last night at the wedding of India's richest heiress. The former first lady, who was seen wearing...
  • Hillary Clinton, Huma Abedin attend major donor's family wedding in India

    12/11/2018 7:07:24 AM PST · by ETL · 43 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Dec 11, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis | Fox News
    Hillary Clinton and her closest confidant Huma Abedin traveled to India this weekend to attend a lavish wedding hosted by the country's richest family that has generously donated to the Clinton Foundation. The former Democratic presidential candidate and her aide are attending a nearly weeklong celebration of the marriage of Isha Ambani, the 27-year-old daughter of Mukesh Ambani, India’s richest and the world’s 19th richest man whose wealth valued around $43 billion. The presence of Clinton and Abedin is unsurprising since the bride's father has been working with Clinton’s foundation for years, donating hundreds of thousands of dollars to the...
  • Jeff Bezos Earns Extra In 30 Seconds Than The Regular Worker Will make In A 12 months

    12/10/2018 8:24:24 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 25 replies
    ...ABC Finance has created a sequence of infographics that break down how a great deal the world’s wealthiest people today gain – and how it compares to the ordinary income for common non-billionaire workers.
  • Billionaires Demand Fast-Track Green Cards for 400,000 Visa Workers

    12/08/2018 8:17:02 PM PST · by RightGeek · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/7/2018 | Neil Munro
    Internet billionaire Marc Benioff is urging the GOP Congress and President Donald Trump to fast-track 400,000 foreign visa-workers — plus 400,000 family members — to green cards, the U.S. job market, and the ballot box. “This is good for our economy,” Benioff said in a Tuesday tweet that was applauded by Silicon Valley lobbyists. “We need to grow our workers to grow our economy.” Benioff’s comment is a tautology: Expanding the population by importing more than 800,000 people would obviously grow the nation’s economy, retail sales, government taxes, company profits, and Wall Street stock options. But Benioff’s cheap-labor importation plan...
  • Jack Ma, China's richest man, is a Communist Party member (Surprise, surprise)

    11/27/2018 10:21:21 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 37 replies
    Jack Ma, founder of Chinese tech giant Alibaba, is among the world's richest people but he has now emerged as a member of another club: China's 89-million-strong Communist Party. The billionaire's Communist bona fides were revealed by the People's Daily, the party's official mouthpiece, in an article praising contributors to China's development. He is not the first nor likely the last Chinese super-rich capitalist to join the party, which counts property titan Xu Jiayin and Wanda Group founder Wang Jianlin among its billionaire members. But Ma's membership had not been known until now as China's richest man had previously suggested...
  • Why did nobody mention that Beto O’Rourke’s wife is a billionaire heiress?

    10/30/2018 3:56:19 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 52 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 30 Oct 2018 | Cockburn
    Bloomberg once estimated the wealth of Beto’s father-in-law at $20 billion. But obviously that’s not worth mentioning when you profile himYoung Beto O’Rourke casts himself as the ‘anti-Trump’. But his father-in-law, it turns out, is a billionaire property developer with a contentious relationship with non-white residents — not unlike the President. Beto’s more the proto-Jared Kushner. The New York Times today revealed the highly interesting news that friend-of-the-little-guy Beto married well. Very well. His wife is not only the daughter of William D. Sanders, aka the Warren Buffet of real estate, Cockburn can reveal she is the only daughter. Sanders’s...
  • Deep State Leaks Trump Tax Returns and Financial Statements to NY Times

    10/02/2018 3:05:47 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 44 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | October 2, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    The New York Times posted a lengthy article on President Trump’s tax returns from the late 1990s on Tuesday.
  • Flashback: 2003 - The sorry tale of George Soros

    10/28/2018 3:09:46 PM PDT · by GraceG · 17 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | Dec. 2, 2003 | Jackie Mason & Raoul Felder
    The jester and the advocate don't take kindly to self-hating Jews There was this movie with Peter Sellers in which he played a character who was — with all this political correctness floating around, we don't know the appropriate phrase du Jour — perhaps it is — "mentally challenged", but who everybody thought was a great genius. At a press conference he was asked what he thought of China. He paused, bowed his head and slowly said, "China is full of Chinese." The reporters nodded their heads in awe and murmured, "Full of Chinese. Hmm.", remarking to each other how...
  • Bomb Found at George Soros' New York Home, FBI Confirms

    10/23/2018 5:14:57 AM PDT · by LoicW · 61 replies
    NN ^ | 10/23/18 | Jay Greenberg
    The FBI has confirmed that a bomb had been discovered at the home of liberal billionaire George Soros.
  • REPORT: Former Feinstein Staffer Found Linked Trump/Russia Scheme Involving Soros and Fusion GPS

    10/09/2018 5:36:24 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 20 replies
    A new report shows a Democrat senator contacted a former Feinstein staffer back in 2017, in hopes of continuing an investigation so-called "collusion" between Trump and Russia. The former Feinstein staffer operates a group called "Democracy Integrity Project" which is heavily funded by Soros and has connections with Fusion GPS, as well as dossier author Christopher Steele. The one thing that's still not confirmed is the identity of the senator that reached out to the former Feinstein staffer. Daily Caller A Democratic senator outsourced parts of the investigation into possible Trump-Russia collusion to a former Senate staffer with links to...
  • Liberal billionaires pour hundreds of millions into midterms hoping for Blue Wave

    10/09/2018 12:39:12 PM PDT · by McQ444 · 49 replies
    Fox ^ | 2018-07-09 21:00 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Liberal billionaires are throwing hundreds of millions of dollars behind the Democratic Party in the upcoming midterm election in November, raising questions whether the so-called "blue wave" is really a grassroots effort that activists led many to believe.
  • Sorry New York Times, Donald Trump Is Self-Made

    10/09/2018 6:51:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    RCM ^ | 10/09/2018 | John Tamny
    In their 2009 book From Poverty to Prosperity, authors Arnold Kling and Nick Schulz noted how the productivity of a typical immigrant surged upon arrival in the United States. Thanks to feverish investment in all things American, those working in the United States (at all levels of income) are equipped to produce at levels that are the envy of much of the world. Simply stated, to be able to work in the United States is to win the proverbial lottery. While most Americans can’t lay claim to any substantial inheritance, we increasingly live and work as though we do. The...