Ladies and gentleman, witness a tale of two tails, the vermin who have tails they drag around each day, with a trail of muck, grunt, piss and sub-mediocrity they’ve cashed into billions with the misery they impose upon the unwashed, with the lolcow’s, apathetic’s and ignortant’s, burying their tails between their legs from the daily beatings from these charlatans.
It’s the age-old tale of those who have and those who don’t. And as it has been, those who don’t have, issue internal WTF of lamentations:
New figures from the Institute for Policy Studies show that, despite a pandemic that has stunted the economy for months, America’s billionaire class is becoming richer than ever, adding nearly $700 billion to their fortune since the nationwide lockdown in March. – by Alan Macleod via mintpressnews.com
For the first time in history, the 12 richest individuals in the United States collectively hold over $1 trillion in wealth. New figures from the Program on Inequality and the Common Good at the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) show that, despite a pandemic that has stunted the economy for months, America’s billionaire class is becoming richer than ever, adding nearly $700 billion to their fortune since the nationwide lockdown in March, now holding $1.015 trillion. Speaking with MintPress today, the IPS’ Chuck Collins described his findings as a “disturbing milestone in the history of extreme inequality in the U.S.” adding:
This despotic dozen has tremendous power and wealth related to their control of the technological platforms and digital commons that we all depend on.”
Plandemics, scamdemics and schemed shitf**kery created by this vermin, provide them, not you, with unimagined wealth by doing what they do best each day…smothering the world with their version of nirvana for them and Gehenna for you.
The news of these billionaires’ growing fortunes comes amid record stock market gains. Yesterday, the S&P 500, an index measuring the performance of America’s 500 largest corporations, reached an all time high, closing at 3,389.78, breaking the previous record set in February.
Few Americans, however, are feeling any benefits. The coronavirus pandemic has wrought a terrible economic and social cost on the country, with an estimated 26 million going hungry in the last week, 40 million facing eviction from their homes, and around 55 million filing for unemployment benefits since March. Food banks across the country have seen great increases in demand and, in some cases, are struggling to meet it.
Ho hum! You think these fucks could give a fuck about you and yours?
The full list of 12 plutocrats and their quickly rising net worth are as follows:
- Jeff Bezos ($189.4 billion)
- Bill Gates ($114 billion)
- Mark Zuckerberg ($95 billion)
- Warren Buffett ($80 billion)
- Elon Musk ($73 billion)
- Steve Ballmer ($71 billion)
- Larrry Ellison ($71 billion)
- Larry Page ($67 billion)
- Sergey Brin ($66 billion)
- Alice Walton ($62 billion)
- Jim Walton ($62 billion)
- Rob Walton ($62 billion)
Of the twelve, five have taken a pledge to give away at least half of their wealth during their lifetimes. But only one of those on the list, business tycoon and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffet, has actually seen his net worth decrease in the past six months. Bezos, whom some are predicting will be the world’s first trillionaire, has not, and is asking the public for donations to help his 800,000 employees through the pandemic. One-third of Amazon employees in Arizona are on food stamps, with other states not faring that much better.
While working-class Americans have had to make do with one $1,200 government check, the country’s billionaires have been most carefully looked after. A report from the Joint Committee on Taxation, a nonpartisan congressional body, found that 82 percent of the tax breaks from the Trump administrations Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act went to those making over $1 million annually, with the super-wealthy feeling the most benefits. And as the government has gone on vacation until September, it is unlikely that any relief will arrive in the near future.
But there’s shit going on that needs constant surveillance, constant moving of goalposts, constant changing in whatever ‘goals’ these arseholes dream up each day in response to the cornholio:
Horowitz: Coronavirus hospitalizations down to lowest levels of pandemic. So where is our exit strategy? – by Daniel Horowitz – via theblaze.com
It’s now becoming clear, from every state and country that has reached saturation levels of the virus, that the virus burns out roughly around the 20% seroprevalence benchmark, not at the 80% threshold the fearmongers predicted. Whether it’s Sweden, New York, or Arizona, the virus is going to do what it does – meaning it spreads for about six weeks in a given region and then moves on. The only question is whether we will continue to destroy our society, mental health, and economy or achieve herd immunity without adding the man-made death toll. Herd immunity is going to happen, whether we aim for it or not.
Why do our government officials continue pre-emptively crushing our liberties without an expiration date?
Folks… how we are being played each and everyday by these shitwits.
“The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it”. – HL Mencken
“If someone is able to show me that what I think or do is not right, I will happily change, for I seek the truth, by which no one was ever truly harmed. It is the person who continues in his self-deception and ignorance who is harmed.” ―
Tonight’s musical offering:
“Song for Junior” – Beastie Boys
(volume up and groove with your inner jive)