I ❤️ this woman so freakin’ hard.
When I want a primer on what constitutes “class warfare,” I’ll be sure and turn to Chaffetz, who advised that instead of spending “a few hundred dollars” on an iPhone, that all I needed to do to ensure that I had health coverage was to spend my iPhone budget on healthcare instead.
(Says the dude with a net worth in excess of $300,000 who hasn’t had a single solitary clue what things cost in decades.)
For the original quote, see: Jason Chaffetz: Poor People Shouldn’t Buy iPhones If They Need Money For Health Care
As a reminder, Jason Chaffetz is the guy who thought your healthcare costs the same as a T Mobile bill, so I wouldn’t exactly call him the foremost expert on the financial stressors of everyday Americans.
The US has never fought a war anywhere for human rights or democracy. The reasons they say at press conferences are never the reasons they talk about behind closed doors. In reality all of these wars are about expanding US control.
In the first installment of this multi-part series, Trump Expanding the Empire, Abby Martin debunks the notion that Trump is an anti-interventionist president, outlining his first two years of aggressive foreign policy that has expanded US wars and occupations.
In the last campaign before his assassination, King campaigned for a democratic socialist agenda. Called the Poor People’s Campaign, demands included a guaranteed job, [redistribution] of land and capital, and more inclusion of the poor in state decision-making.
Yes, taking land and money from rich people and giving it to poor people was part of King’s dream.
King’s own views of capitalism are often sanitized in textbooks and mainstream media stories, but he could not have been for explicit:
“You can’t talk about solving the economic problem of the Negro without talking about billions of dollars. You can’t talk about ending the slums without first saying profit must be taken out of slums. You’re really tampering and getting on dangerous ground because you are messing with folk then,” King declared. “You are messing with captains of industry. Now this means that we are treading in difficult water, because it really means that we are saying that something is wrong with capitalism. There must be a better distribution of wealth, and maybe America must move toward a democratic socialism.”
I can hazplzplzyesplz?
So, so good.