Here, Biden was not saying that, if he had his druthers, nothing significant would change in the lives of ordinary Americans — or that nothing whatsoever would change about his audience’s tax liabilities — but rather, that inequality has reached such exceptional levels, he could redistribute significant income from the rich to the poor without putting a dent in the former’s living standards. To the contrary, what mild reform cost the wealthy in taxes it would more than make up for in “revolution” insurance. And it is true that America can remain a paradise for plutocrats while guaranteeing health care, housing, and a living wage for its poor. Other capitalist democracies have already done this. There are still billionaires in Sweden. … [Read more...] about Biden 2020: Change That Wall Street Liberals Can Believe In?
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Wall Street also took an early liking to Harris, a favorite with Silicon Valley, in the Democrat presidential primary. As Breitbart News reported, Wall Street executives were elated when Biden announced Harris as his running mate, including those with ties to the Obama administration and the Clintons. … [Read more...] about Joe Biden Says ‘Wall Street Did Not Build’ U.S. While Wall Street Donors Build His Campaign
In December, the city turned the two blocks of fresh asphalt into the annual Winter Walk. City agencies toyed with the idea of putting a permanent pedestrian mall on the site, but the idea was discarded after locals complained it would increase congestion. … [Read more...] about Stockton Street strip to reopen Friday as Central Subway nears completion
“You can be sure you’ll be hearing that word, ‘union,’ plenty of times when I’m in the White House,” Biden pitched. “The words of a president matter. Union. We’re going to empower workers and empower unions.” … [Read more...] about Report: Joe Biden Promises Wall Street Donors the Status Quo in Private Calls
While the city’s homelessness crisis is part of a long-standing local humanitarian emergency, it has grown worse during the pandemic, the city’s unhoused population possibly rising by 25%. Advocates for the homeless fear that many more people will end up without housing due to job losses and the financial downturn. … [Read more...] about SF restaurant turns to dome dining amid growing homelessness on streets