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Congress passes bill to avert partial government shutdown
"Congress temporarily averted a government funding crisis with a short term measure government with hours to spare Congress sent legislation to avoid a partial federal shutdown to president Biden the legislation did not raise the debt limit that keeps the government funded through December third it includes over twenty eight billion dollars in relief for those recovering from hurricane ida and other natural disasters in over six billion dollars to support the resettlement of Afghanistan evacuees the house approved a short term funding measure with a bipartisan two hundred and fifty four two hundred and seventy five vote although a majority of Republicans in both chambers voted against it Jennifer king Washington
Questions continue on $16B back bay flood plan in NJ
"One of the most ambitious and expensive flood control projects in any US state could eventually change the way the Jersey Shore looks and operates during a storm the back bays of the Jersey Shore hit hard by flooding during superstorm sandy but a proposed sixteen billion dollar plan to address flooding is raising concerns the proposal calls for construction of huge gates across the miles of three inlets in New Jersey that could be slam shot when a major storm approaches officials with the US army corps of engineers held an online hearing Monday night they said the plan could prevent one point six billion dollars with the storm damage every year when fully constructed but officials didn't have detailed answers on some concerns including where the water would go during storms and the impact it might have on the environment participants asked what would happen to the water levels near the structures there's no guarantee of funding for the massive project which would run from Neptune in Monmouth County all the way to the state southern tip in Cape May New Jersey I'm Jennifer king
How Chaos In Afghanistan Emboldened Terrorism - burst 1
"Chaos in afghanistan upton as president biden withdrew military forces leading to a forceful takeover by the taliban today august seventeenth. We will dive into one of the greatest foreign policy. The buckles in modern history. Good afternoon. i'm meeting. Kim and this is the outspoken oma quote. Joe biden has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy national security issue over the past four decades and quote. Who said that not trump not a partisan congressmen or republican operative. That was robert gates. The former secretary of defense under president obama for three years and today as we see significant foreign policy the buckle unfolds in afghanistan that quote is once again reaffirmed now quickly dive into some basic background information as to what is transpiring in afghanistan back in mid april president biden announced immediate withdrawal all american troops from afghanistan by september eleventh. Twenty twenty one. Obviously september eleven was chosen dates because that was to recognize the anniversary of the september eleventh terrorist attacks and which led to the immediate was occupation of afghanistan because at the time afghanistan was harboring osama bin laden on august fifteenth. The taliban took over the capital of kabul effectively toppling. Afghanistan's governments later afghan. President ghani fled the country right before taliban leadership storm the presidential palace and thousands of afghan citizens fled to kabul international airport to skip the taliban. Now while oldest was transpiring. President biden was in camp david and he was strong criticized because he didn't have a strong message or strong immediate message in response to all of this so he traveled back to washington. Dc to address the nation from the white house one of the biggest elements that he was criticized for in the speech was the blame game in which he played and one of the obviously notable people in which she blames forwarded the buckle in afghanistan was trump and sort of implied some blame to bush and obama. He said quote when i came into office. I inherited deal that president trump negotiated with taliban on the his agreement. Us forces would be out of afghanistan. May i twenty twenty one. Just a little over three months after i took office. Us forces had already drawn down during trump administration from roughly fifteen thousand five hundred american force to two thousand five hundred troops in country. The taliban was strongest militarily. Since two dozen one the choice i had to make as your president was added to follow through on that agreement or be prepared to go back to fighting the taliban in the middle of the spring fighting season and quote. And but if you actually look at the deal that trump's state department may with taliban it's not what biden actually described in his address at a nation. Mike pompeo who was secretary of state under president trump said in a recent interview that the deal of the taliban was strictly conditional which meant that deal was was strictly predicated on the taliban committing to a peaceful transfer of power in order for america to withdraw after that commitment to a peaceful transfer of power appel said in a recent interview quote we would have demanded the taliban actually deliver on the conditions that we let out in the agreement including the agreement to engage in meaningful power sharing agreement some that which we struggled to get them to do but made it clear it was going to be required before we completed requirements to fulfil foley withdrawal and unquote. And you know there are some criticisms of the deal. Mike pompeo made with the taliban. Obviously the taliban actually pursuing a peaceful transfer of power from the afghan government was not going to happen. I mean we actually thought. That was being overly idealistic. So people had that criticism upon pales deal but even if biden did not agree with the policy that trump's state departments made in efforts to come to some sort of consensus with the taliban he kind of reversed it. I mean he was president for seven months. Which meant that. He'd independence day department and independence defense department and he could have used his powers as the chief executive to to reverse a deal that the previous administration made i mean for his entire time as president of the united states reversed nearly every single policy. That trump did while he was president. So this is no exception. I mean he should own up to the flaws of the policies in which he tried to pursue in addition to to trump he also blamed the afghan military. He said quote. The truth is but this did on for the more quickly than we had anticipated. So what happened. Afghanistan political leader escape up and fled the country the afghan military collapse. Sometimes we're not trying to fight if anything developments at the past week reinforced the ending. Us military involvement in afghanistan. No was the right decision. American troops cannot ensure not be fighting a war and dying in award. Afghan forces are not willing to fight for themselves and quotes. This is honestly one of the most politically cynical things that i've ever heard biden say the afghan forces are not willing to fight for themselves. Fifty thousand afghan military soldiers died in darndest entire two decades of us occupation of afghanistan. And the reason why they cannot successively defend themselves against the taliban was because biden himself pulled out a contractors and basically destroyed the afghans dependency on us military which are obviously undermined the ability of afghan military to counter act opposing taliban forces. According to the wall street journal quote in the wake of president biden's withdrawal decision the us pulled its airports air support intelligence and contractors servicing afghanistan planes and helicopters. This meant that afghan military simply cannot operate anymore and quote. Admittedly afghan leadership was significantly underprepared in the wake of the draw because as by afghan officials did not believe america will draw however according to andrew watkins a senior analyst for afghanistan and at the international prizes group research advocacy organization. There was no evidence that the taliban significantly increased their manpower and argue. The only reason why there's summer offensive was successful was due to a lack of us. Air strikes which meant that biden's administration shorter significant blame for the dismantling of the afghan government. What biden actually expect to happen when he pulled the entire the tire. Us presence from afghanistan if the afghan military dependent so much on the us occupation of afghan for the viability of their own independent military force. Then of course when they pulled out of afghanistan. The afghan military by itself was not sufficient enough to defend against the taliban if you're pulling out intelligence contracts that were vital for the dependency of the afghan military than have military is expected to fall when the taliban was advancing to the nation's capital and one of the other things that addition to buy actually blaming everyone except for himself for the marco afghanistan biden also discussed casualties in the in the afghan occupation. He said quote. Lemme ask those who wanted to wanted us to stay. How many more how. Many thousands more of american daughters and sons are willing to risk and quotes according to abc news. There's not been a single american combat death since february eighth twenty which was eighteen months ago. That's not to belittle the two thousand three hundred twelve american soldiers that lost life in afghanistan. But it is the suggests that thousands of stationed american soldiers in the lead up to the afghanistan pull out were not being bogged down by precipitous warfare in combat honestly by contrast more than fifty one thousand taliban fighters were killed by american armed forces which shows a major power imbalance in military superiority between taliban in american forces but aside from that by reportedly sent five thousand additional troops back in afghanistan to aid withdrawal despite his call for not putting sons and daughters at risk he just said that it was egregious to put american sons and daughters at risk for filled mission. So what is different about the five thousand additional troops. He sending back into afghanistan. Aren't those sons and daughters. Also at risk and to add insult injury tens of thousands of american citizens have been left behind it in afghanistan in the withdrawal according to the washington according to wall street journal an estimated ten thousand fifteen thousand new citizens remained in afghanistan so yes it is tragic. Every single american soldier died in. afghanistan is a tragedy. No one is disputing dance but suggests that afghanistan was a present danger to the current military soldiers. There from february twenty is simply not true and biden. Really closer to speech with i think when idiotic things that he said in his entire speech close with kohl's diplomacy he said quote. We will continue to support the afghan people we will lead before. Diplomacy or international influence in or humanitarian aid will continue to push for regional diplomacy and engaging prevent violence and instability will continue to speak out for the basic rights at the afghan people of women and girls just as we speak all around the world and quote and my question is just how. How can you negotiate with radical barbaric terrorist group that subject it's ethnic religious and gender minorities to brutal torture and murder. How can you negotiate with democratic for cystic regime. That is responsible for thousands of american lives. I mean honestly gonna ask nicely are gonna get on your knees and begged them to treat the afghanistan woman fairly. I mean i don't understand why biden continues to believe that's diplomacy instead of for actually using military forces is the correct way to go and this brings us back to. What was this for honestly at the end of the day with withdrawn. Us military forces from afghanistan he effectively reversed two decades of foreign policy and the initial mission of counter terrorism and preventing a staging ground for al-qaeda according to the pentagon united states government has been eighty three billion dollars in bolstering the afghanistan government and which is effectively gone to waste. I mean we spend easily billion dollars to bolster an afghan military but the afghan military is so reliance on the american forces to to help them to secure them. But when the american forces are removed from the afghan military to aid them than the billion dollar investment goes down the drain and now according to you defense and state department officials six billion dollars in military equipment including eight hundred fifty mine-resistant ambushed protected vehicles were abandoned in withdrawal which six billion dollars in. Us military equipment is now in the hands of taliban and other terrorist organizations additionally chairman of the joint chiefs of staff mark milley addressed congressional leaders and said that they will move the terrorist threats in afghanistan from medium according to axios which meant that. Obviously you're going to see a rise in terrorism and afghanistan and now that the taliban effectively controls its governments and to add insult injury the inside reports that taliban militants released thousands of prisoners from afghan prisons with links to islamic jihadist groups and al qaeda. So what has changed in the past two decades. We've tried to counter terrorism. We tried to decrease the the influence of kind of effectively imprisoning or killing al qaeda militants. We tried to decrease the the power of the taliban and we tried to effectively counteract attacks by the islamic jihadist groups. But it seems to me after this withdrawal after the dust settled what is going to be. The state of afghanistan will be similar to the state of afghanistan when we first invaded and his brings me to a new york times article which discussed heavier mackey. Who was a former first class army. Special forces soldier with several afghanistan deployments and will shot twice and he said in an interview with the new york times quote. I sacrificed a lot. I saw death every day every year. And the guys. I soaked with new would probably come to an end like this. But the chaos and made his andre after everything we gave. I just wish that had been away to leave. With honor and quote for people like mackey. There is a question that rang in numerous veterans. What was it for the situation. Afghanistan has become similar to america. I evaded two decades ago. All the bloodshed in lives lost in pursuit of counter-terrorism only define the terrorism revitalize. This president has trade the continuing efforts of veterans and committed a damaging dereliction of duty as commander in chief of the armed forces is devastating. What is happening in afghanistan and we can only hope citizens in afghanistan. Remain safe in this critical juncture. All right before we signed off. I like to extend a special. Thank you to my uncle. Who has made this podcast possible and untitled one of my greatest supporters okay. Today's episode the spokane podcast. You could read articles on a variety of important topics at outspoken opa dot com and follow us on instagram twitter facebook and linked in. Also if you'd like to show want to support it. Please go vis a five star review on apple podcasts and listened to our other episodes wherever you hear your podcasts. I'm thinking in. This is the outspoken oba. The outspoken oboe. Podcast is hosted by ethan kim directed by luc him and added by actually awesome the podcast independent production by the elbow from above. 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Wells Fargo Launches Passive Bitcoin Fund for Rich Clients
"Wells fargo has registered a new private bitcoin fund with us regulators. The fund is operated in partnership with the breakdown sponsor night gig as well as investments who've worked together on other funds such as i believe the morgan stanley bitcoin funds. According to a coin desk source the new wells fargo fund is passively managed earlier reports had suggested it would be an actively managed fund for wealthy clients on top of the wells fargo news j. p. morgan's passive bitcoin fund. Also a partnership with nine was also filed with the sec. Today so if you wanna know what people think of bitcoin just keep watching what they do not what they say next on the roof today. These scars of past crypto winters run deep according to a report from the wall street journal coin. B.'s has a pretty significant cash reserve at the end of june those reserves stood at four point three six billion dollars. That's up from one point. One billion at the end of last year quinn basis. Cfo lsu haas said we want to ensure that we maintain those cash reserves so can continue to invest and continue to grow our products and services in the event that we go into crypto winter. She also said that part of it could go towards acquisitions. I just want to point out that in a market that so many think is absolutely batty because it's disconnected from fundamentals. Queen base as a company is not only profitable but is keeping a large number of cash reserves on hand in the event of a rainy day. Something which basically no other companies do. So i don't know. Man maybe crypto has something figured out that other industries have forgotten last on the brief today. Brian quinn tens is stepping down from the cftc. Brian quinn tens is one of the most vocal advocates for crypto among the us regulatory ranks. The commissioner's term technically expired. Last april and he had previously planned to step down by october twenty twenty but ended up sticking around which he's legally allowed to do until the end of this year. He has been fierce about giving crypto a fair shake in policy discussions as well as advocating for the cftc's role in regulating crypto. According to the wall street journal he'll be gone by the end of the month and headed to the private sector where he intends to quote keep innovation particularly related to crypto currency and defy relevant to my career
U.S. Jobless Claims Fell to Pandemic Low of 348,000 Last Week
"'cause it's thursday it's first time jobless claims the trend to be clear over the past month or so has been really good last week. The number of people filing for unemployment benefits for the first time fell to three hundred and forty eight thousand the lowest since the middle of march a year ago and total claims in all government jobless programs is down to eleven point seven million but again from the desk of maximum peril. Mitchell tells us there is a potentially nasty shock lurking inside that number you can see. The latest jobless claims numbers as a glass half full mark hamrick at bank rate says unlike earlier in the pandemic when millions were getting laid off every week. Layoffs have not really been the overarching concern with respect to the economy but there is a big concern looming. Emergency federal pandemic benefits are about to expire says analysts go-getter at the brookings institution on labor. Day anyone who normally wouldn't qualify for their state unemployment which is quite a lot of people that were impacted by the pandemic lose their benefits. That's nearly five million people right now including anyone. Who's a gig worker. Contract worker self-employed navy worked part time and didn't earn enough to qualify another four million or so long term unemployed are getting federal benefits because they ran out of state benefits and everyone on unemployment right now gets an extra three hundred dollars a week from the feds all told that's more than six billion dollars in weekly federal benefits that vanish in two. And a half weeks.
Dominion sues Trump-friendly broadcasters over fraud claims
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting dominion voting systems sues trump friendly broadcasters over fraud claims dominion voting systems filed lawsuits Tuesday against right wing broadcasters newsmax at one American news and former overstock dot com CEO Patrick Byrne a prominent ally of former president Donald Trump the lawsuits allege dominion was damaged by false claims that the vote counting machine maker read to the twenty twenty election for president Joe Biden Indian says the barrage of baseless claims cost it one point six billion dollars in lost profits to million filed a defamation lawsuit earlier this year against fox news and trump allies Rudy guiliani Sidney Powell and Mike Lindell the CEO of my pillow no agency has found evidence of fraud sufficient to sway the twenty twenty election results hi Mike Rossio
Canada, First Nations Reach $8B Settlement Agreement Over Drinking Water Advisories
"The canadian government has reached an agreement in principle with the first nations to settle to class action lawsuits over drinking water advisories as dan carpenter reports. More than one hundred forty thousand people could be compensated. If the court approves the settlement. The proposed agreement is worth nearly eight billion dollars. One and a half billion would be direct compensation to people who have not had access to clean drinking water. There would also be money for the creation of a four hundred million dollar first nations economic and cultural restoration fund to first nations launched. A class action lawsuits against wall over the lack of safe drinking water in their communities. Mark miller is canada's indigenous services minister as well as forward commitment to support reliable access to safe drinking water on razor with six billion dollars in targeted supports including capital at operations and maintenance and finally the modernization of canada's first nations drinking water legislation the canadian government of prime minister justin trudeau had pledged in two thousand and fifteen to lift all drinking water advisories in first nations communities by march of this year. One hundred and eight advisories have been lifted. Fifty-one remain in effect. Most of them in ontario miller says the agreement in principle brings the parties. a step. Closer to reconciling a long history and it can be celebrated as a step in the right direction toward achieving the goal of clean water for all for national native news. I'm dan carpenter.
Budget office: Infrastructure bill adds $256B to deficits
"Hi Mike Rossio reporting the Congressional Budget Office delivers its analysis of the bipartisan infrastructure plan the Congressional Budget Office produced its much anticipated analysis of the nearly one trillion dollar bipartisan infrastructure plan Thursday the CBO concluded the legislation would increase deficits by about two hundred fifty six billion dollars over the next decade supporters of the bipartisan plan have said costs are paid for in part through economic growth so far the Senate has processed nearly two dozen amendments to the twenty seven hundred page bill with many lawmakers attending the funeral for former senator Mike Enzi in Wyoming Friday the Senate is bracing for another weekend session Mike Crossey out Washington
Treasury Announces Auctions to Raise $126 Billion Next Week
"The treasury department is taking emergency measures to keep from broaching the newly imposed debt limit the treasury says it will raise one hundred and twenty six billion dollars by auctioning three and ten year treasury notes and the thirty year bond that'll happen Tuesday through Wednesday of next week the money raised will allow the treasury to meet the debt servicing requirements on fifty eight point six billion dollars in treasury notes and bonds that are coming due plus raise about sixty seven point four billion dollars in new cash to keep the government operating the government's debt ceiling went back into effect on August first after having been suspended for two years it stands at twenty eight point four trillion dollars treasury secretary Janet Yellen has called on Congress to quickly lift or suspend the borrowing limit Ben Thomas Washington
Infrastructure Deal: Senate Votes to Start Work on $1T Bill
"Hi Mike Rossi are reporting the bipartisan infrastructure package clears its first hurdle in the Senate on the Senate floor Wednesday night Majority Leader Chuck Schumer hailed the vote as the Senate moves to proceed with work on a nearly one trillion dollar bipartisan national infrastructure plan I want to commend the group of senators who worked with president by to reach an agreement on a bipartisan infrastructure bill the bill includes five hundred fifty billion dollars in new spending on public works projects according to a fifty seven page G. O. P. summary obtained by the Associated Press the package would be paid for by tapping some two hundred five billion dollars in unspent covert nineteen relief aid fifty three billion dollars in unemployment insurance aid halted by some states and it relies on economic growth to bring in fifty six billion dollars eventual approval of a final package could rise or fall on the assessment of the Congressional Budget Office as to whether it is fully paid for Mike Rossio Washington
US Opioid Lawsuits on Verge of Settlements With 4 Companies
"Opioid lawsuits in the US are on the verge of settlements with four companies a proposed to twenty six billion dollar settlement between state and local governments and the three biggest drug distribution companies in the United States plus drug maker Johnson and Johnson appears close at hand lawyers for local governments announced Tuesday they are on the verge of a deal under which Johnson and Johnson would not produce any opioids for at least ten years additionally AmerisourceBergen cardinal health and McKesson would share information on prescriptions in an effort to stop the flood of pills if approved the settlement will likely be the biggest so far in litigation involving the opioids epidemic hi Mike Rossio
Stack Overflow Sold to Tech Investor Prosus for $1.8 Billion
"Stack. Overflow says it will be acquired by process a european tech giant and ten cents largest shareholder for one point eight billion dollars quoting the wall street journal based in new york closely held stack overflow operates a question and answer website used by software developers and other types of workers such as financial professionals and marketers who increasingly need coding skills. It attracts more than one. Hundred million visitors monthly. The company says process. One of europe's most valuable tech companies is best known as the largest shareholder in chinese internet video gaming giant tencent holdings listed in amsterdam process. Signaled its appetite for deal making. When it sold a small portion of its equity stake in tencent in april for fourteen point six billion dollars the stack overflow deal ranks among prices biggest ever acquisitions process invest globally across a range of online platforms focused on areas such as food delivery classifieds and fintech it also maintains a more than two hundred billion dollar holding in tencent processes parent company. Nascar's acquired the tencent stake in two thousand one for thirty four million dollars. The stack overflow deal is processes i outright acquisition in the educational space purses already owned stakes in two educational tech companies. You to me and code academy servicing companies. It is set to make an investment in skills soft. A publisher of training software used by businesses as part of that firms plan to merge with special purpose acquisition company churchill capital corp. and list in new york and quote.
Etsy Buys Secondhand Clothing App Depop to Tap Into Gen Z
"Fz announced this morning that it is buying the london-based fashion resale app depop. I was not familiar with depop but apparently it is very popular with gen z. And apparently it was worth one point six billion dollars to quoting the new york times the cash deal which is expected to close by the third quarter of this year underscores the growing influence of clothing resale platforms more. Shoppers are turning to the second hand market for something cheaper and potentially greener as the overproduction of clothing increasingly adds to landfills. The trend appears to have been accelerated by the pandemic as more shoppers. Look to declutter wardrobes. Earn cash by selling their old clothes or set up fashioned customization businesses from their bedrooms
Biden Administration Wants Agriculture Subsidies to Help Fight Climate Change
"American taxpayers spend lots of money on farmers record forty six billion dollars last year that helps to keep farmers in business when the weather or the markets might otherwise put them under now. The biden administration wants agriculture subsidies to do something new help fight. Climate change can that work frank. Morris of member station k. C. you are looked into it. Farmers have an uneasy relationship with climate change or creates about ten percent of the greenhouse gas emissions in the us. Most farmers hate to admit it's a problem and they certainly don't want to invite new regulations. But those like richard oswald standing just out of the rain in a shed on the missouri farm where he grew up. Clinches is personal and well. We've got a problem with climate and i've been living in the middle of one of the biggest problems missouri had and that's the flooding on the missouri river that's been brought about by climate change oswald in his son firm about two thousand acres on the missouri river weather permitting where we're standing right now. There was five feet of water here in two thousand nineteen flowing water for months and the same thing happened in two thousand eleven.
What A Victoria's Secret Spinoff Could Mean For L Brands
"Brands a spinning off. Victoria's secret as a separate company. You might remember that last year almonds was set to sell. Victoria's secret to sycamore partners. For like five hundred something million dollars that fell through once the pandemic had we understand. It was a bad time to make long-term decisions but albertsons still wanted to sell off. Victoria's secret which is not quite as lucrative as the only other brand it's still has in its portfolio bath and body works if you have missed the first seven years of the show. Get you out. Victoria secret wrote on the hyper sexualization train for years until the twenty teams came along and decided like we weren't exactly keen on women being seen only in push. Ross so they have a dealing with some some slumps in revenue over the recent years. Sense the sick more deal fell through. Albertans had a couple of offers to buy. Victoria's secret but they rejected them all because the company thinks victoria secret is worth more than those offers. It's probably worth between four and six billion dollars but al brands decided that offers of like three billion ish just weren't enough so it decided to spin off victoria secret into its own company. It's going to happen later this summer. My question is is this. A good coffee all brands. Is this a good call for. Victoria's secret karn discuss. Yes and yes. I've been waiting for this to happen. Listen a soap. Company was keeping that thing afloat for a long time. Bath and body works was making bank as they should. I've done a lot of research on that company. And i like them but what this means is if they get spun off. They have to do their individual earnings report on their own which means they have to be accountable for all their actions. It cannot rely on another company to keep them going. I think we're gonna see some more accountability with some vicky hush hush
Fox News Moves To Have Dominion Voting Systems Lawsuit Dismissed
"Fox news channel is looking to get rid of a lawsuit that could put a big dent in its bottom line fox news is leaning on the first amendment as its first line of defense against a defamation lawsuit filed by dominion voting systems the vote tallying company is suing fox for one point six billion dollars over its own air claims about the twenty twenty presidential election but in its motion to have the case thrown out of court fox says it amplification of then president trump's claims that the election was stolen is protected by the constitution and the network says it should be free to report any story without fear of facing lawsuits I'm Oscar wells Gabriel
U.S. Colleges Can Tap Into COVID-19 Relief Fund
"U. S. colleges are benefiting from a covert nineteen relief fund approved by Congress in March the education department says thirty six billion dollars will be directed to more than five thousand public and private colleges the money was part of the one point nine trillion dollar relief package it's being distributed based on a formula that factors in the number of low income students each college enrolls colleges must spend at least half of the funding on direct relief for students and in a reversal from president trump's policy applied then ministrations says student grants can be given to international students and those who are illegally in the U. S. my camp in Washington
Biden Administration Allocates $21.6B in Rental Assistance
"Hi Mike Rossi you're reporting the Biden administration is allocating over twenty one billion dollars in rental assistance with nearly seven million Americans reporting they are behind in their rent payments the blighted ministration is allocating twenty one point six billion dollars in emergency rental assistance to help prevent evictions the aid for renters is part of the one point nine trillion dollar pandemic relief package that Congress approved in March according to administration officials more than forty percent of renters who said they were behind in rent payments in late April feared they could be evicted in the next two months in one of several changes to the assistance program government agencies will be required to offer assistance directly to renters if landlords choose not to participate Mike Rossi out Washington
"six billion dollars" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"Twenty six billion dollars and all these facilities they need cash flow on these things they were going to have about six hundred thousand visitors during those two weeks of the games and the eleven thousand athletes plus you know it's just going to be a delay of a year it's going to be challenging sure but not nearly the challenge that the four hundred and twenty one thousand people and counting around the world are coping with their infections with the corona virus and the sign of relief is Japan doesn't have to host the games and make all those answers answer all those questions about why are you holding a games at a time when the world is either still suffering from this epidemic or just coming out of it so it's it's actually a good thing the only be an economic cost not nearly as much to Japan as a cancellation but an economic cost that Goldman Sachs puts in about six billion dollars not the sixty billion in direct and indirect costs that could have come down the pike to Japan and its economy if the games have been already canceled what else would you point to Steven when you talk about the economic fallout that may just give us a bit of a better sense of where policy makers are at in terms of trying to protect the Japanese economy well I mean the Japanese economy was already in trouble ahead of this crown of virus outbreak because of the global trade situation and the issues of South Korea and and of course the global trade war but you know the games were expected to give up a boost of course to the Japanese economy it that's going to be delayed okay I think the baseline best case scenario perhaps would be the beginning of a recovery by the third quarter but the it's it's still pretty much an unforeseen outlook right now because we don't know when this epidemic is going to hit its apex and start improving we didn't get it in the last hour or two Hey I got an email from moody's and they put out a statement saying although the direct economic and fiscal impact of the postponement of the Olympics is dwarfed by the wider fallout from the global corona virus outbreak the postponement will hit business and consumer sentiment further straining investment and consumption through the first half of twenty twenty so that's where we need to go through the first half of twenty twenty get this pain out of the way and then we examine the whole issue fave greatest fear thanks for that that's our chief north Asia correspondent Stephen Engle of X. three M. say they are accelerating production.
"six billion dollars" Discussed on WHAS 840 AM
"Top story low evil bizrate member and Bobby Ellis this week it's been fifty years since the nine year old boy died of hunger on thanksgiving eve his sister Nicky attended a vigil for Bobbi last night and is really touch that so many people come out and out yeah Iggy look choked up but I just want to thank everybody for their kind words that poems or songs Bobby's death led to the creation of the dare to care food bank the Pentagon cheapest firing the Davey secretary over a controversy involving a navy seal and a war crime navy secretary Richard Spencer is out of a job forced out over the handling of the war crimes case involving navy seal Eddie Gallagher Gallagher was acquitted by a military court of war crimes in the killing of a teenage ISIS prisoner in a rock but was convicted for illegally posing with the team's course he was then promoted in rank the president intervene in the case last week ordering the navy to promote Gallagher back to his rank the president then publicly slammed the navy for launching a review that could have stripped the decorated veteran of his status as a navy seal that's Adrian banker reporting I helps explosion and fire kill two people in eastern Kentucky it happened in wolf county state police say there were six people in the home for escape with burns investigators are trying to determine what caused the explosion a man pushing a shopping cart across Preston highway was hit and killed by a car last night it happened near Indian trail square police say the man was not using a crosswalk the driver of the car business not facing any charges good news for people driving to grandma's house this week the average price of gasoline is dropping I'm from fourteen just ahead of the heavy travel of thanksgiving weekend gasoline prices are heading down we have a three cent drop in the past two weeks to an average two sixty six Gosselin industry analyst and publisher trilby Lundberg with some of the specific San Francisco Bay Area is the highest three sixty nine and the lowest baton Rouge at two ten in the middle we have Miami at two forty one Denver to seventy one and Honolulu three fifty eight Tom Foley reporting Charles Schwab is buying rival TD Ameritrade for twenty six billion dollars a blockbuster deal xcelerated by massive disruption in the online brokerage industry I do your grandmother teaches a would be burglar alasan David Schreiber explains eighty two year old really Murphy and award winning female body builders says she was getting ready for bed Thursday night when a man came to a Rochester New York door asking for an ambulance Murphy says he then broke again I'm alone at all but I guess what I'm tough anyway I don't know what happens he picked the wrong house to break into Murphy scored shampoo in the man's face and started hitting him with a broom until police showed up and took him into custody Dave Schreiber ABC news New York millions of Americans.
"six billion dollars" Discussed on WBZ NewsRadio 1030
"Two point six billion dollars that's how much money could be lost from power outages in northern and central California that are about to enter a second day outages that utility PGD says could prevent wildfires submit saying works for the power company there's a lot of questions in terms of could we have got sick sooner should we have done things sooner we are at this point in time and what I could tell you is that we are doing everything that we can our Steve Futterman is there here in Sonoma county on your they're learning to live without electricity one of the most popular places has been this home improvement store change to Koch the store manager says one of the most popular items has been generator we had about twenty about twenty four hours ago we have zero now zero they're all gone none left this man was prepared for the power outage I've got a nine hundred what many little generator and it's just enough to keep the refrigerators golf this man though was not prepared every we weren't we weren't Steve Futterman CBS news said no my California at least two people getting killed and two others injured in a shooting near a synagogue in Germany it happened on Yom Kippur the holiest day on the Jewish calendar the BBC's Jenny hill an eyewitness filmed as the gunmen dressed in combat gear confira outside a synagogue in Hana he just tried and failed to shoot his way into the building a woman was killed as she walked past the anger this man told us he came face to face with the gunman.
"six billion dollars" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"News comments and insights from epinions worldwide team of editors and columnists I'm Jim also coming up on the show white anti trust problems are just the start for big ten plus how taxing robots is a great way to make people for but first the defense department recently sent lawmakers a list of about three point six billion dollars in military construction projects that would be deferred to pay for president trump's wall Bloomberg opinions editorial board writes that quote the diversion of Pentagon construction money defies Congress and hurts military readiness while accomplishing nothing opinion editor James give the is here to tell us why so we've learned that part of the money for the president's wall is coming from the military what projects is it coming from well coming from about one billion dollars worth of different projects there's three point six billion dollars military construction projects that comes on top of about six hundred million the ministration is taken from the treasury department's forfeiture funds and another two point five billion dollars in Pentagon funding from other areas and it's coming from everything from you know rebuilding storage bunkers for ammunition and extending runways and updating the infrastructure for the militia minute man three ballistic missile in a training and equipping the Afghan security forces dismantling chemical weapons there's a whole range of things and it's got a lot of people up in arms reason James who decided where the money would come from specifically I think the Pentagon put together a list based on what he had planned and what he thought it could do for her or not two they are asking Congress to back fill and we fund these things and Congress is unlikely to do that in fact some of the Democrats in Congress have already said that they're going to fight this tooth and nail both because they think it's bad for the nation's defense and also because it takes power away from Congress that was granted to it by the constitution isn't this battle already in the courts it has been in the courts and at what happened is that the courts have said that trump has a right to reprogram money but it's not clear whether or not to the ministration can be able to do what it wants with all the money that it's trying to take because here you have a situation where the president went to Congress for the wall and Congress said no except for this amount and so he's going around them so the argument is being made that he is going around Congress is specific powers right and. and and what could be done is is the waves abled and run this was by declaring a national emergency in February that the situation the borders natural national emergency and and that's the rationalization for his ability redirect fun. so Congress is going to have to Congress can step in and say look we're gonna pass a law that says you cannot use any of the funds that we want to prepare for the Pentagon. these purposes and that could be have a kind of close the door on this thing happen in the future in the future but there's nothing to to have that retroactive right well it may be that the Pentagon starts singing a different tune when they realize that Congress is not going to back fill a lot of these requests that they're going to have to be deferred I think the important thing to remember is that. what trump is building a is not going to solve the problems that he wants to solve it for example you look at what's happened to border with the asylum seekers the sound figures are trying to sneak in there try to present themselves. be considered for silent hill walls not gonna do anything there. with the effort to stop drugs from poor infinite stakes Sentinel is not being modeled over the walls being smuggled. the postal system into ports of entry is any part of this. a danger to military readiness or national security or is it just up keep that we're talking about that's being diverted. well I think it is a danger that if you're doing things like. you know diminishing the reading is of of the Minuteman three ballistic missile system if you were you discomfiting allies because basically what you're doing is you're taking money that that they were counting on to build their deterrence. in Europe for example. resident is going to take away about seven million dollars in money that was allocated to upgrade US and NATO bases in Europe in part to deter Russia after takeover of Crimea so you know there's both the immediate impact on the ability of US forces to do their job and then there's the impact on relations with allies and elsewhere I think in both cases it's it's not good for the nation's defense he wants to have a physical barrier he wants a Berrier covering as much as two thousand mile border. he can and you know when all is said and done I think that's just going to be an expensive monument to yell intolerance and not effective in protecting the border from the country challenges the border faces thanks James that's James give me an editor.
"six billion dollars" Discussed on WTVN
"Up to six billion dollars giving the business to Airbus Richard can't to ABC news plenty of stars overnight tonight a low down to sixty five degrees then back to eighty seven on Tuesday there's just a tiny chance of a pop up shower in the afternoon as the humidity creeps up jobs the little bit otherwise it's good pulled a better chance of pop ups on Wednesday with a high of ninety I'm ABC six first morning chief meteorologist Marshall the creek on your severe weather station news radio six ten WTVN breaking they say that to talk to George Noory call the wildcard line at eight one eight five zero one four one zero nine the first time caller line is eight one eight five zero one four seven two one to talk tool free from east of the Rockies call eight hundred eight two five five zero three three from west of the Rockies toll free call eight hundred six one eight eight two five five to reach George via Skype use Skype name George nine seven three one three send Georgia text message anytime at eight one eight two nine eight six five two one this is coast to coast AM with George Noory well do you have a question about your health or somebody you care about check in with us with the pharmacist Ben is going to be with us for the next hour and a half taking your calls.
"six billion dollars" Discussed on 790 KABC
"A ten point six billion dollar budget for the coming fiscal year, the largest in the city's history and the first time the city's budget has ever exceeded ten billion dollars public health coverage for legal immigrants. Adults in California is now one step closer to reality. The state Senate budget panel approved the plan Wednesday if approved by the full legislature and signed into law, the proposal would extend public health coverage for illegal immigrants between the ages of nineteen and twenty five and over sixty five state assembly Bill would cover all legal immigrants. Regardless of age, all children already have coverage in California. Governor Gavin Newsom is indicating he's more likely to support the Senate Bill. Most Republicans don't support the proposals, but Democrats control state government, Kevin trip. KABC news. The US government is stressing that Julian Assange is no journalist, after bringing in eighteen count indictment against the co founder of Wicky. Leaks. Federal prosecutors are accusing Assange of violating the espionage act in working with a former army intelligence analyst who obtain and distribute classified information. The family of an incapacitated Arezzo woman who gave birth inside a long term care facility is now suing state, the notice of claim first step of the lawsuit process alleges, the thirty year old woman had been raped, and number of times in the more than twenty five years, she was in the facility and even gave birth in the past alleged by Dr unbeknown to the family. The family claims also asked for female only caregivers, but men were assigned to her care, including the man accused of impregnating her. The notice alleges the state is responsible because it financed the facilities operations talk radio seven ninety KABC sports.
"six billion dollars" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"At Ferrari at those three companies that one McKenna join where the old Fiat if you. There are two numbers that they use to mentioning my stories and my county actually appreciated at the time. What am I gonna ride was almost bankrupt. That was worth about six billion dollars when he left fourteen fourteen years later FIA plus valley plus nation where worth about eighty billion dollars. So this is welcome Kiana. Dida in fourteen years essentially in terms of value, right? It's incredible value. And he really wanted to push it to one hundred billion as you note in your book. There were though as you point out a couple of what if if Sergio Marconi was still alive. There was some things he was hoping to do some Annonay talk to solve about that. Then he's one be re cracked in mckiness career. He really wanted to combine with general authors and to form the word biggest carmaker because he told the wrote these capita jonky confession that the energy was so huge. You could do the leave without the sensually. He tried everything he sent three letters to the board of Jan e courted activist investor together now and what they write the book. He also was considering an asylum cash paid for about six billion dollars. He had the sort of backing from banks. He told me he had the letter from European banks. Rating to support and hostile never took this decision. He never actually proposed. The board decision why? Because condition we're not there as found out. I the US establishment was against these option.
"six billion dollars" Discussed on WGN Radio
"March the twelfth standards Filo nine in the morning. Thank you for tuning in for another addition of the opening bell another business day getting underway. We've got lots to cover this morning. The latest on bowling lots going on with Brexit as well. You heard a British Prime Minister Theresa may there in the opening montage as the deadline approaches for Brexit in the UK. We'll have an update a little bit later on that. We're also watching again, the Boeing situation this morning, lots of developments with Boeing seven thirty-seven max eight aircraft around the world. We'll get to a couple of those two on the program today Heather long is with us economics correspondent at the Washington Post. President Trump has proposed a four point seven trillion dollar budget. That includes domestic cuts and calls for nearly eight point six billion dollars for a border wall. We're going to go through the budget with Heather momentarily. She's in our first segment this morning. A little bit later. Andrew challenger will be here from Challenger Gray and Christmas to talk about a couple of things including the latest job for port. Remember on Friday twenty thousand jobs created there's also some news about an appeals court ruling about older job candidates, not being protected by bias laws. Andrew will be with us in our second segment at about five thirty eight this morning. So pretty good show for you today. Stay tuned. We'll get to it all including news, traffic, weather and sports as well. But first on the WGN associated Bank market futures pointing toward opening gains on Wall Street a little bit later this morning. Dow SNP NASDAQ futures are a little bit higher this morning. And as we wait to see what the Dow is going to do this morning. Dow futures let's see my computer is refreshing. We'll get back to those in just a second in Europe markets are generally mixed in London off by a fraction in Germany and France of about a quarter of a percent in. Asia markets are going to end the day in positive territory. The Nikkei up nearly two percent. The hang hang up nearly a percent and a half and the Shanghai up a little bit more than a percent as well this morning and again on the US future side. Dow futures are off just a fraction this morning and oil is trading at fifty seven thirty seven a barrel, which is up about fifty eight cents. Couple of stories this morning. You also heard a montage apple is inviting the news media to an event this month where the tech giant expected to announce it's rumored apple news. And a streaming TV service. Apple is calling the March twenty-fifth event, it's Showtime..
"six billion dollars" Discussed on WCBM 680 AM
"You need to know eight point six billion dollars to complete the wall. North Korea diplomacy is still very much alive. Stay in the know after two years where is the president under oath shaky and often jelly appeared to be on the tape. This turn over these tapes. Talkradio six eighty. Who was completely black? She said. Spanish. Sunshine. Fellas. Fallow. One said. Said that. Keeps. Go. This. Talent will be with. Big data. From the city of angels this coast to coast AM with George Noory during World War.
"six billion dollars" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"Go drawing lines final assault. I'm Michael Toscano. Lines are already being drawn for the big battle over spending. That's officially starting just about this minute. As President Trump's budget proposal for the coming fiscal years being delivered to Capitol Hill. Mr. Trump calling for a five percent across the board cut in all spending except for the military as we hear from correspondent Boris Sanchez. President Trump actually asking for a thirty five billion dollar increase in defense spending, including eight point six billion dollars for his long promised border wall. And on top of that President Trump is asking for an additional three point six billion dollars essentially to reimburse money that he's used during his national emergency declaration over the issue of immigration to make it simpler, the president is asking congress to authorize money that he went around them to spend Democrats are not very happy about this military operations against the final Islamic state enclave in eastern Syria are continuing this morning helped by airstrikes from US-backed forces. Cor. Correspondent Ben Wedeman reports from the scene that the US backed forces have made modest advances into the holdout news despite snipers and landmines. This is the third time in the last month that the US back Syrian democratic forces have tried to retake this is a very small piece of land. But every time they've gone in. They've fought for about two to three days and then called a halt to allow civilians to come out Ethiopia and China grounding, their new Boeing seven thirty-seven max at jetliners after the crash of a second one yesterday in Ethiopia. Both the cockpit voice recorder and the digital flight data recorder have now been recovered as David McKenzie reports recovery of the bodies of all one hundred fifty seven people onboard continues Debbie field stretches along way diggers digging up this terrible job the airline plowed into this field about the area of two basketball court Wall Street facing an uncertain opening the Dow futures down one hundred and fifty five points. I'm Michael Toscano. Broadcasting.
"six billion dollars" Discussed on News Radio 690 KTSM
"There is nothing like it. Okay. I let me start this way with Alexandria, Cossio, Cortez, and all the other budding, socialists and marxists. Let me take five of the wealthiest human beings ever. John D Rockefeller Sam Walton. Sam Weyerhaeuser Bill Gates. Andrew Carnegie, Jeff Bezos. Why are they billionaires? Why are they billionaires? They changed the world. That's why they're billionaires. And I could name a thousand more billionaires multimillionaires what a John Rockefeller do. He invented oil pipelines, whereas natural gas used to be burned off. Oil and natural gas Ray able to move all over the country. And if you'll homes. And to make all kinds of things possible. Including heating your home during the winter. Including later. Fuelling your automobiles your vehicles. Well, think about what we do with oil and natural gas today. And he helped fuel if you will the industrial revolution. Sam walton? Well, you know, what Sam Walton did WalMart? How many people are inhabited employed by WalMart? How many people are inhabited employed in the oil industry in every respect? Millions. Sim- weyerhaeuser. The biggest timber man. Was a German immigrant into the United States. But cheap paper and toilet paper. It could thank him. He became a multi-billionaire. Bill Gates revolutionized computers. With microsoft. Andrew carnegie. The mass production of steel. Look around you. Look around you, particularly in the metropolitan areas reject capitalism. And Jeff Bezos revolutionized in so many ways how we purchase things. They're not just multibillionaires they're billionaires over and over and over again. Over and over and over again. When they look at Andrew Carnegie's wealth based on carrot dollars. Today be three hundred nine billion dollars. John Rockefeller three hundred and thirty six billion dollars. People hate them for it. I'm just naming a few Bill Gates one hundred thirty six billion dollars. B's Osas up there to similar amount of money. But the railroads automobiles. Ford and others who followed. They created so many jobs and created a quality of life like no other place on the face of the earth. Other countries began to copy us. I give the example over and over again about going into a supermarket. Go into a supermarket. People of all faiths colors. Heights sexual preference. Doesn't matter cares. And people of all income levels. Go to supermarket. What do you see? Everything. Things that kings and queens of old could not even have imagined..
"six billion dollars" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"I would like you to lose so bad that, you know. I mean, I lose to you guys every year every year now, and I just I ran fed up. Well, you Mr. craft. I mean, I cannot deal with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick anymore. I mean, sir. All I can tell you Brian is that the ownership and buffalo have let you down dramatically and because of that I am now worth six billion dollars. So I would like to thank the people who have ruined y'all gonna Xishan. Well, no, sir. I I totally agree. You're a smart businessman. But when are you gonna get rid of these two individuals there, they're dirt like a cancer on western New York? And I I got you ever great organization, Mr. craft don't get me wrong. But I wish you would just lose lose lose. Thank you very much Mr. craft wall, Brian and I would like to thank you for calling my body garage. Sean CBS sports radio. I'm wondering just explain something. If you think like. The three stooges I will be putting one of them and Aboul posturing over Niagara Falls. Oh god. I'm Nava fighting eight five five two one two four CBS eight five five two one two four two two seven t producer Tom a week. We creeping people out now with Robert Kraft voice. I hope not it's so good. Oh, man. We need you to take it up a notch though and do like drunk craft from like the post game trophy ceremony. Sam gash Sam gash in ninety six. False..
"six billion dollars" Discussed on News Radio 920 AM
"Today's Providence Journal talks about the state of the state address, which is coming up tonight seven PM and in her state of the state address to lawmakers. Governor Raimondo is expected to make a ten million dollar commitment to the first year of a multi year phase of universal pre-k in the state of Rhode Island Rotich current state budget, by the way, nine point six billion dollars. And you know, we're looking at a potential two hundred million dollar deficit widespread concern about the state of education to in Rhode Island in the wake of the dismal student test scores that came out recently. Ramon does communications. Director and chief speechwriter is Michael Ray he told the journal on Monday, quote, the governor's primary focus on Tuesday night will be on Rhode Island's future. She'll present a long term view for our schools and our economy one of the things that she is proposing is the legalization of recreational marijuana. What do you think about that one? You can log onto NewsRadio r I dot com should run Allen legalized recreational marijuana. I mean, part of the reasoning as she's getting behind. It is the fact of the matter that Massachusetts has already legalized recreational marijuana in Connecticut as it in the, you know, the high speed lane to also do the same thing. So getting squeezed s what she has to say in her state of the state address is going to be interesting to hear what she has to say coming up tonight at seven pm in Warwick. Police arrested guardian the death of a nine year old Warwick girl. Erica Ritchie for my witness news has that story disheartening when police were called to the home on Oakland beach avenue Sunday evening for an unresponsive. Child they observe what they describe as deplorable conditions. An affidavit says there was an overwhelming odor of urine and feces garbage all over the house and children in diapers. Behind child gates. They found the nine year old girl with cerebral palsy at four thirty in the afternoon face down, naked and alone in an empty bathtub. She was reportedly given a bath by a fifteen year old male sibling with Asperger's around eight thirty that morning, then left in the tub to play up to eight hours, whatever happened.
"six billion dollars" Discussed on The Daily Zeitgeist
"Well, I mean, and that's the other thing, you know, the cost aspect has been a huge thing and the whole time. He's always been like Mexico's in pay for it. Yes. I told y'all flat out denying that. He ever said. It's like there's video love it. He's been saying this in every which way. So he said they're going to cut a check. We're gonna make up for listening. Hanley Fox News even finally called him on. Yeah. Showed footage, right? So exactly because they're like, wait. We were all like getting off to the idea of Mexico's gonna pay for the wall. That's why people were so into like yet. And they'll pay for this him just walk this back because this is classic dude. Fucking just eating shit. When I say Mexico's going to pay for the wall. That's what I said Mexico's going to I didn't say they're going to write me a check for twenty billion or ten billion. He did write a check. I should they're going to pay for the wall. And if congress approves this incredible trade Bill that we made with Mexico and Canada, by the way, but with Mexico in this case the pain. For the war. Many many times over. Okay. So let's again for anybody. All I gang listening out there and people go, well, they're going to pay for it through the trade deficit here. Again, let me just refresh all with how that works because trade deficits are not a function of an imbalance between governments. Okay. It is about the discrepancy between the value of goods and services purchased from or sold to either country. So no matter how you balance the trade deficit that does not make money that the government goes. Oh shit, man. Look at all this money. We got now. Right. The wall. Yeah. It paid for it self. No, it goes to the company consumer if anything is the one paying for it. So it's still coming out of your pocket, the Texas. Yeah. So again like, and that's what's really mind blowing to is like by any stretch of the imagination. This doesn't actually function as in a way to create revenue for the wall. Right. But anyway, that's where we're at. So, you know, I guess so maybe he'll like scoop into the emergency relief funds. Rougher disasters and stuff. Yeah. Build the wall. And I mean if he declares an emergency. There's a chance that by the time. You're listening to this the walls already been built because I mean, you know, it's an emergency. And all the drought. Get that thing up. All the drugs was pouring in depending what he makes out of California, you could just burn right down. Yes. That's true. But then we'll be no FEMA money. If you don't get your act together. Reagan those motherfucking leaves the other thing is to CNBC was saying that if the shutdown goes for another two weeks, the cost to the US economy would exceed the price of building the wall. So like if if we hit this thing for two more weeks, the economy will take a six billion dollar hit. And he's asking for five point seven damn. So like at some point like even by that math. Usually like, yeah. This is a terrible idea because I already just fucked the economy by six billion. And now I'm asking for another six, but again that doesn't matter because Ann Coulter told him this will be the end of his presidency. Yeah. It's all rhetorical. And just you know arguing. That's rattling around and. Real with real world costs. Yes. And that's the thing that is. So like baffling, you know, like putting people out of work. It is not an a goal sheeting tool. Bright. You know, what I mean, it's, but whatever you're holding people for hostage that have nothing to do with it just rice, just like pure? Well, these people are in pain, and we're going to say, it's your fault. Right. And then also, and I think in his mind he thinks that people who work for the government are all partisans or something where it's like, well, most of them are Democrats anyway. So when a lot of people are like yellow, I'm an air traffic controller who are suing right now because they're like this is a danger to air travel or the FDA not being able to inspect food and things like that. It's it's more than just people being like, anyway, whatever well here government played at voted for Trump ELO. Get all right. We're going to take another quick break. And we'll be right back..
"six billion dollars" Discussed on The Young Turks
"And to talk about the ways that out of control spending in elections the influence of donors special interests corporate pacts, all of that has warped the outcomes we have in virtually every area of policy, including all of the ones that are literally life and death. If we're talking about our healthcare system, we're talking about the military any of these what we get politically is what is bought by the donors people die because of these these decisions because of these donations and to give them an idea of how much worse it's getting. Let's bring up this final chart, and you're gonna see spending in mid term elections by year. So at the bottom, you have nine hundred ninety eight and you've seen marching up two thousand to two thousand six thousand ten twenty fourteen two thousand eighteen more and more literally billions of dollars. So what are we getting as a result of over six billion dollars in these midterms trash, we're getting trash and people are dying that is the national emergency. It's not seeing sneaking up behind you. And with a knife. Okay. It's not creeping across the border. But it's here. It's not just here. It's in the holes of congress. It is determining what the president does. What are senators do in many cases, what the supreme court decide as well that affects everyone, and I believe that a responsible politician could actually make that case when you think about what makes America great or what made America great. It was this idea of having a government that was by the people for the people and with money and politics, you get the exact opposite of that with money and politics, you are. Are not able to run in most cases, unless you are tremendously wealthy and connected. And even if you are someone who's not interested in running, but you want to be politically active and elect someone who represents you. There is no guarantee. In fact, it's highly likely that even after that person gets elected here, she will be corrupted by these corporate interests. And so all the issues that we care about all the issues that we want to see real systemic change in our never gonna change. If we don't do something about the rampant corruption and legalized bribery that we now have in our political system. We no longer have a democratic system in place. We have a system that is owned and controlled by the corporate world and the corporate world only, and we need to stop that. I agree. So those are five actual national emergencies. I'm sure that you can suggest some more. If you're watching us actually wanted to tweet some in and maybe we'll read some after the next break. But before that, why don't we turn to a little bit of positive news, actually. As of today. Well, over a million Floridians who'd previously been convicted of a felony have their voting rights finally restored, and that is due to a ballot initiative passed in last year's midterm elections that is Florida's amendment four which restores voting rights for people in Florida convicted of felonies as long as they've completed their sentences anyone convicted of murder or felony sex offenses is excluded. So how significant of a changes this while the sentencing project estimated back in two thousand sixteen that nearly one point five million people in Florida have already completed their felony sentences. But still can't vote about nine point two percent of the voting age population in Florida and considering how low voting rates are in America. I don't think we can really afford democratically to write off one out of ten of our citizens. And by the way, as I'm sure you're aware, this is not evenly distributed across different racial demographic groups there is a slant here back in two thousand sixteen more than four hundred and eighteen. One thousand people out of a black voting age population of more than two point three million or seventeen point nine percent of potential black voters in Florida had finished their sentences had you know, as they say paid their debt to society, but had no sway over society. After that, they did the crime they did the time. And that's it democratically for them. Thankfully, people supported this amendment in the midterm elections..
"six billion dollars" Discussed on WGN Radio
"That's New York, congressman Hakeem Jeffries. Placing Nancy Pelosi's name in nomination to serve as speaker of the house that vote taking place right now. Pelosi says the Democrats first order of business for the one hundred sixteenth congress will be passed some spending bills to reopen. The government Republican leaders in the Senate, however, say those bills won't get a vote unless the president will sign off on them. President Trump says he won't reopen the government until he gets five point six billion dollars for a border wall. Prosecutors in Saudi Arabia will seek the death penalty against five of eleven suspects charged with killing Washington Post journalist, Jamal kashogi, the suspect some who were members of the Saudi Crown prince's entourage appeared in court. This morning kashogi was an outspoken critic of the crown prince. He was killed inside the Saudi consulate in Turkey. Headliners for each of the two weekends have been announced for this year's Coachella. Childish Gambino will headline the first day tame Impala plays day to an REO 'Grande closes the show out. Coachella runs April twelfth through the nineteenth in California. What check your money sports, traffic and weather next on WGN. Critics and audiences are cheering for Bumblebee heats an incredible ninety three percent fresh on rotten tomatoes. The perfect blend of action computer, not just transformers movie on movie period. Bumblebee now playing thirteen at Walgreens, we know it's cold and flu season. Again, a time. When all you.
"six billion dollars" Discussed on 850 WFTL
"Electric. Nancy Pelosi is much more exciting either got to listen to her for another year or two or three. That's the that's the swamp. That's where we stand today. But really doesn't sound like Trump's get it back down at all on this. And the, you know, if the actual Republicans and support them are going to eat or how long will ago, he doesn't even know it'd be a long time, and it could be quickly could be a long time. It's too important to subject to walk away from well. Yes, the point. And I think he's got he's got support. Yeah. Well, we shall see. But the problem is the Democrats keep on saying that going to give him any money. We're not gonna give you anything for Nancy Pelosi is based is said numerous times, I am not giving you anything is far as the Wallace concerned. However, the Democrats have said they will do something for border security. Do they reword it? So the Democrats say face they can give money to something that isn't called the border wall. But it is actually going to the wall. Yeah. They they'll support a bridge. We have a border ferry were giving twenty billion dollars to to assist the undocumented Americans to come to our country. They keep on saying they'll give money to border security, but they haven't outlined what they mean by border security. So if you keep it that generic and the Democrats say, okay, we'll give you five point six billion dollars border security to save face. They're not gonna call it border wall. Then maybe all will be well the wall is going to happen. Eventually it's just in. You're right on that. It's just a matter of who's gonna save face in what they're just trying to gear it towards how they could possibly blame the administration for all of this wasting your taxpayer dollars. What did Trump say yesterday? He said five point six billions nothing in comparison to what I hear it costs us for the illegals that crossed the border each and every year one hundred fifty six billion dollars and they're offering one one point seven billion. He said most of the walls are rebuilt or the the part parts where it hasn't been its construction has started by the way Saad Rafic last night, and how much of a border security wall, a real one Obama had approved and built it's a lot. Yes. Got a lot done. Got a lot done big gaps, obviously. But it's not like this is unprecedented. Here it's it's you know, it's the killer is if you think about it Nancy Pelosi, Chucky Schumer, even Bernie Sanders, they all agreed to a wall like six years ago. Of course, they did pushing for long speeches and forty need security. Yeah. We can't have though I mean, and you would think Californians somewhere along the line would change there too. And after this cop killer. This guy from illegal from Mexico was part of a gang. Had been arrested three prior times for DUI is should never have been. It had had not been a sanctuary city or a sanctuary state situation in California. This guy would have been gone a long time ago. Yep. His department came out and said because of the sanctuary cities. It's while he was here this year. Nancy Pelosi make any comment. Nope. Not a thing. You think that? That woman who's now left with a five month old baby orphaned child in this. Poor widow, I'm thinking, this poor woman is poor families could have been stopped. So we shall see big. Is it bigger is it not we show the side? It sounds like they could have gotten this information longtime ago the parkland report came out yesterday. Why did? Well, you brought it up the fear. I come at this morning was what did it take so long for couldn't? They have. I I well. Yeah. I think you're right. But I think it was just because there were so many different factions and falls bright. You don't wanna step on anybody's toes? Right. And we lost the captain captain into Neil fame. That was sad. You gotta show the story about your father. All right. I'm sorry. Well.