Good Evening Birdies! The top 1% owe 70% of unpaid taxes. Collecting less than a third of those taxes can fund all of this: 🎓 Tuition-free college for all🏡 A Green New Deal for public housing🚰 Clean tap water for all🍝 Universal school meals Don't tell me we can't afford to live with dignity. — Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) November 19, 2019 Hard to argue with that!
This morning I saw this headline, from CNBC. ‘Our medical bills were 2 feet high’: How families grapple with medical debt What has that got to do with the man mentioned in the headline? Here are the first two paragraphs: Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is proposing to wipe out an estimated $81 billion in past-due medical debt. Up to 80 million Americans could be impacted. “People definitely need to have their debt either forgiven or negotiated lower, so they can afford it without a hardship,” said Craig Antico, the co-founder of RIP Medical Debt, which buys and forgives medical …Continue reading →
I am glad to be home in Burlington to rest for a little bit. I want to thank all of you for your well wishes, love, and support over the week. I am recovering well and feeling much better. I am more determined than ever to fight alongside you to make health care a human right. — Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) October 6, 2019
A Chicago public school teacher cheers while Presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a rally at the Chicago Teachers Union headquarters Tuesday Sept. 24, 2019 in Chicago. (Armando L. Sanchez / Chicago Tribune)
Tesla must reimburse workers and hold a public meeting in its factory explaining how it broke labor laws after unfairly preventing employees from unionizing, a judge ruled in a National Labor Relations Board complaint Friday, according to media reports.
Administrative Law Judge Amita Baman Tracy found that CEO Elon Musk violated national labor laws when he implied via tweet that Tesla workers who unionized would have to give up their company stock options.
The company must hold a meeting at its assembly plant in Fremont, California, and Musk or the NLRB will read a statement explaining how Tesla broke the law. Musk must attend, the judge ruled.
p.s. I love how Musk said, “everybody already gets healthcare”-a great example of how MFA would take healthcare out of the employer’s leveraging toolkit.
Its goal is $150,00 and I’ve been watching it steadily climb, small donation by small donation. Bobi Haley just gave in the most recent donation, of $5, and Linda Ganz, also $5, succinctly commented most recently:
No one should kill themselves because of medical bills.
It’s currently up to over $15,000. After hearing that man’s plea for help I hope that goal is met. Heartstrings pulled.
“Hearing his voice, that was really powerful. It was a wake-up call,” Weigel said. “I know he cares. He’s always cared about veterans.”