♫A quiet voice is singing something to me
An age old song ’bout the home of the brave in this land here of the free
One time one night in America
A lady dressed in white with the man she loves
Standing along the side of their pick up truck
A shot rang out in the night
Just when everything seemed right
Another headline written down in America…♫
Fatal Force: 961 people have been shot and killed by on duty police in the past year’, Updated July 28, 2021
Most are disproportionately black and Hispanic
According to the CBO, 31 million Americans were without medical insurance in 2020; Covid-19 will have exacerbated it in 2021.
“According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, approximately 6.4 million households were behind on their rent by the end of March. As of July, roughly 3.6 million people in the US reported they faced eviction in the next two months, according to the US Census Bureau’s Household Pulse Survey.
Congress has allocated nearly $47 billion in federal Emergency Rental Assistance funds through the CARES Act, but only a minute fraction has been distributed to renters in need. According to state and federal data from June, only about $3 billion of the first $25 billion in relief has been distributed by states and localities. Some states like New York have distributed almost nothing, while several have only approved a few million dollars
There were an estimated 50 million food-insecure Americans by the end of 2020, 18 million of them children. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, known more commonly as SNAP can help, but for many it only lasts for three months.
Military Madness: Sec. Def Lloyd Austin’s publicly stated ‘Biden defense budget’ was $752.9 billion for national defense, $715 billion of which is for the Department of Defense (DOD) because: China, Exporting Democracy™, and nuclear modernization.
What percentage of that amount would provide all Amerikans with Medicare for All?
Blow me down with the calumny! ‘Corporate landlords poised to snatch Americans’ property after eviction moratorium EXPIRES’, BlackStone, BlackRock
“The moratorium also applied to homeowners behind on their mortgages and facing foreclosure – two million of them, to be precise, according to figures from Harvard University”, Aug.1. 2021
(cross-posted at caucus99percent.com)