• Bernie Sanders warned us about the GOP cutting taxes then using cuts to Social Security & Medicare to make up for it. Why didn't you listen?

    Best answer: He was right, I believed him. Nearly a year ago, as the debate over Republican tax breaks for the wealthy was near its end, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) insisted that the tax cuts didn’t need to be paid for – because they’d pay for themselves. Well of course they didn't. Senate Majority... show more
    Best answer: He was right, I believed him.

    Nearly a year ago, as the debate over Republican tax breaks for the wealthy was near its end, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) insisted that the tax cuts didn’t need to be paid for – because they’d pay for themselves. Well of course they didn't.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday blamed rising federal deficits and debt on a bipartisan unwillingness to contain spending on Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security, and said he sees little chance of a major deficit reduction deal while Republicans control Congress and the White House.

    He added that he believes “Medicare, Social Security and Medicaid” funding constitutes “the real driver of the debt.”

    In the US:

    The richest 1 percent now owns more of the country’s wealth than at any time in the past 50 years.

    The wealthiest 1 percent of American households own 40 percent of the country's wealth, according to a new paper by economist Edward N. Wolff. That share is higher than it has been at any point since at least 1962, according to Wolff's data, which comes from the federal Survey of Consumer Finances.

    From 2013, the share of wealth owned by the 1 percent shot up by nearly three percentage points. Wealth owned by the bottom 90 percent, meanwhile, fell over the same period. Today, the top 1 percent of households own more wealth than the bottom 90 percent combined. That gap, between the ultrawealthy and everyone else, has only become wider in the past several decades.

    In the United States, the distribution of that wealth is even more skewed toward the top than the distribution of income.

    The top 20 percent of households actually own a whopping 90 percent of the stuff in America — 90 slices of pie! That's exactly 4½ slices per person, nearly triple their “ideal” share according to Norton and Ariely's survey respondents. Their average net worth? $3 million.

    That leaves just 10 percent of the pie for the remaining 80 percent of the populace. The next 20 percent of households (average net worth: $273,600) help themselves to eight slices, while the middle 20 percent ($81,700 net worth, on average) split a measly two slices.

    Don't go feeling too sorry for that middle quintile, though — at least they get some pie. The fourth quintile of households gets literally nothing: no pie. But they're still doing better than the bottom 20 percent of households, who are actually in a state of pie debt: Their net worth is underwater, meaning they owe more than they have. Combined, the average net worth of the bottom 40 percent of households is -$8,900.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk...

    Now republicans just gave the rich 70% of the new tax cut, increased the deficit, and will claim the government does not have the money for social programs.

    Bull sheet.
    8 answers · Politics · 1 day ago
  • Do ethics apply only to Democrats under the Trump regime?

    Best answer: Unfortunately you can't say you want Health care reform or a better Environment with out making conservatives angry.
    Best answer: Unfortunately you can't say you want Health care reform or a better Environment with out making conservatives angry.
    6 answers · Other - Politics & Government · 10 hours ago
  • Are conservatives upset because they aren't being provided the exact type of evidence they demand in the Kavanaugh probe?

    Liberals: "We have testimony from multiple victims." Conservatives: "That's not evidence." Liberals: "We have affidavits from witnesses." Conservatives: "LOL so?" Liberals: "Dr. Ford told her therapist about the assault in 2012." Conservatives:... show more
    Liberals: "We have testimony from multiple victims." Conservatives: "That's not evidence." Liberals: "We have affidavits from witnesses." Conservatives: "LOL so?" Liberals: "Dr. Ford told her therapist about the assault in 2012." Conservatives: "She's a liar." Liberals: "Now you're just ignoring the evidence." Conservatives: "What evidence?"
    4 answers · Other - Politics & Government · 2 weeks ago
  • Legally, I am not in the wrong am I?

    Best answer: the hurricane adds a new twist to your tired old story that you have posted dozens of times . for the love of god , please , take your meds .
    Best answer: the hurricane adds a new twist to your tired old story that you have posted dozens of times . for the love of god , please , take your meds .
    5 answers · Extremadura · 1 month ago
  • In which parts of Spain there are blondes with blue eyes and white skin?

    Best answer: Everywhere there are blondes with blue eyes and white skin are the parts they are in.
    Best answer: Everywhere there are blondes with blue eyes and white skin are the parts they are in.
    5 answers · Other - Spain · 1 month ago
  • Travelling Nice to Barcelona, where are the must see spots?

    We arrive in Nice for two nights (end of Sept) and depart from Barcelona nine days later. Our itinerary is pretty much open at this point. We are debating whether we should stay in Nice longer and do day trips, or stay in a new city/town every few days. Nice seems to have all that we love; beaches, markets, food,... show more
    We arrive in Nice for two nights (end of Sept) and depart from Barcelona nine days later. Our itinerary is pretty much open at this point. We are debating whether we should stay in Nice longer and do day trips, or stay in a new city/town every few days. Nice seems to have all that we love; beaches, markets, food, and people watching. Hopping city to city every few days might get exhausting. Looking for any suggestions and advice, thanks!
    5 answers · Other - Spain · 1 month ago
  • Is there a McDonalds on the seafront in Malaga?

    Is there a McDonalds on the seafront in Malaga?

    Best answer: There it is...
    Best answer: There it is...
    8 answers · Other - Spain · 2 months ago
  • I want to live in barcelona?

    Any reasons as to whether this is a good idea?
    Any reasons as to whether this is a good idea?
    8 answers · Catalunya · 2 months ago
  • Would you like to cuddle with me in bed?

    Would you like to cuddle with me in bed?

    Best answer: It would be my oh so deep pleasure 💙
    Best answer: It would be my oh so deep pleasure 💙
    9 answers · Euskadi · 3 months ago
  • I've been told I'm a muslim which is news to me any advice on how I can be a good islamist?

    I've no clue should I be scared of bacon 🥓
    I've no clue should I be scared of bacon 🥓
    4 answers · Navarra · 3 months ago
  • Why do girls paint their finger nails one color and sometimes their toe nails another?

    Best answer: Probably because their feet are further away and they have forgotten what colour they painted their fingernails by the time they've dried out, so get the wrong bottle of varnish out when it comes to doing the toes.
    Best answer: Probably because their feet are further away and they have forgotten what colour they painted their fingernails by the time they've dried out, so get the wrong bottle of varnish out when it comes to doing the toes.
    3 answers · Aragon · 3 months ago
  • Is anti-American sentiment a big thing in Spain?

    According to a 2017 BBC poll, 67 percent of people polled in Spain held a negative view of America's influence in the world, and I've read stories of anti-American hostility directed towards visiting Americans. How serious is anti-Americanism in Spain compared to other European countries? Is anti-American... show more
    According to a 2017 BBC poll, 67 percent of people polled in Spain held a negative view of America's influence in the world, and I've read stories of anti-American hostility directed towards visiting Americans. How serious is anti-Americanism in Spain compared to other European countries? Is anti-American sentiment mostly over political issues or does it extend to prejudice against American people? Will American tourists have problems when visiting certain areas of Spain?
    7 answers · Other - Spain · 4 months ago
  • Why does Spain have 2 toilets? What are they used for also Spain is Beautiful!!?

    Best answer: I believe the second "toilet" you are referring to is actually called a bidet. In many foreign country, the natives actually prefer using bidets over toilet paper. If you want more information, I would suggest you google what a bidet it.
    Best answer: I believe the second "toilet" you are referring to is actually called a bidet. In many foreign country, the natives actually prefer using bidets over toilet paper. If you want more information, I would suggest you google what a bidet it.
    5 answers · Other - Spain · 5 months ago
  • Should I go to Spain or Portugal?

    I’m looking for a nice family holiday (me, my mom and dad). Ideally it would have a really nice resort, nice weather, nice food and lots to do. We want more of a chilled holiday than a sightseeing holiday. What would be a better option, Spain or portugal? It’s my first time going abroad.
    I’m looking for a nice family holiday (me, my mom and dad). Ideally it would have a really nice resort, nice weather, nice food and lots to do. We want more of a chilled holiday than a sightseeing holiday. What would be a better option, Spain or portugal? It’s my first time going abroad.
    7 answers · Other - Spain · 7 months ago
  • What should I know about Spain?

    I’m from Los Angeles, and will be visiting Spain soon. Any tips? What’re your favorite Spanish restaraunts? What are your favorite songs from Spain? Favorite places to visit? Hidden gems? Is there any behavior we should avoid? I would like your advice in general🙂 I’m so excited!
    I’m from Los Angeles, and will be visiting Spain soon. Any tips? What’re your favorite Spanish restaraunts? What are your favorite songs from Spain? Favorite places to visit? Hidden gems? Is there any behavior we should avoid? I would like your advice in general🙂 I’m so excited!
    5 answers · Other - Spain · 7 months ago