As Majority Leader, McConnell:
—Blocked the Senate from considering Obama’s Supreme Court nominee
—Got rid of the filibuster to confirm Trump’s nominees
—Obstructed countless House bills
He bet Dems wouldn’t retaliate when they regained power. So far that bet is paying off.
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) June 14, 2021
I was baptized at @ccvonline on July 8, 2013 and that’s when I gave my self to Jesus. I felt so much stronger day by day and today and I can feel the power of the Lord within me! Thank you Christ Church of the Valley!
— Karri Levens (@karrilevens) June 14, 2021
Using poverty as a weapon to coerce people into accepting wages they would never otherwise accept if they had the power to refuse those wages thanks to already having their basic needs met is wrong, but it’s also not a good deal.
Child poverty alone costs us over $ 1 trillion/yr.
— Scott Santens 🧢🏄♂️ (@scottsantens) June 14, 2021
Storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to change the hearts and minds of those in power. In this session, our speakers will explore the importance of telling personal stories in basic income advocacy. Register today: https://t.co/ZbA157yLbM pic.twitter.com/Hkg40cnfzD
— North American Basic Income Guarantee Congress (@NABIGCongress) June 12, 2021
Decades of automation have decimated worker bargaining power, distorting labour markets and stagnating wages while productivity grows.
Basic income is unravelling this distortion, making markets more efficient by allowing workers and businesses to negotiate on fairer grounding.
— Ken Yang 🧢🇨🇦🦞 (@kenjaminyang) June 10, 2021
When we stand together against the existential threat of climate change, we can create a future where preserving our planet matters more than Big Oil’s profits. Grassroots power stopped Keystone XL, and it will #StopLine3. https://t.co/j8N7RtBDeD
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) June 11, 2021
This keynote highlights how UBI can bring together all the constituents who would benefit from it. For too long, the powers that be have deliberately divided poor people to dilute their power. Not anymore. https://t.co/czN0ns1pda
— Gerald Huff Fund For Humanity (@FundForHumanity) June 11, 2021
Wealth and power are inextricably connected.
The super-rich have bought armies of lobbyists to create and maintain tax loopholes large enough to drive their Lamborghinis through. It’s time for a wealth tax. pic.twitter.com/puZngKiPSX
— Robert Reich (@RBReich) June 10, 2021