NY Millionaires Release Letter Calling on Cuomo to Raise Taxes on the Rich to Close State Budget Gap
"Before you cut a single dime that could help our fellow citizens and our state weather this awful time, you must tax us, the rich."
Here is a take from online asset brokerage Empire Flippers. Great out look and optimism from these guys:
"It’s been a wild couple of weeks.
Between the pandemic, stock market turmoil, and the isolation of social distancing… things can feel pretty grim right about now.
It is easy to turn on the news or hit refresh too many times on a website (which, let’s be honest, is probably unhealthy for you) and be inundated with the hysteria of the day.
Canada has heightened its response to COVID-19 in recent days. From coast to coast, individuals, organizations, and all levels of government are working together to minimize impact on our communities. To underscore the need to work together for the good of Canada and Canadians, politicians from all parties have approved a historic aid package to stabilize the economy and assist those most affected by the pandemic. Unprecedented relief measures for unprecedented times.
At Scotiabank, we are also doing our part, steadfastly focused on ensuring the people we serve and those we employ remain safe and secure. To that end, we have further updates to share about how we’re supporting our customers and our team through the coming days. To give you a bit more certainty during these uncertain times.
Emergency Housing and Public Health Measures to Combat the Spread of COVID-19Tim Swartz, Milwaukee Autonomous Tenants Union (MATU)March 27, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic poses grave public health risks to all Milwaukee residents, but especially to those who suffer from housing insecurity, homelessness, and.those in jails and prisons. The Milwaukee Autonomous Tenants Union believes that housing is a human right and that, especially in this time, homelessness and housing insecurity endanger not just those who suffer directly from these problems but all of society. If people do not have access to housing and to the resources necessary to maintain their health and hygiene, they are at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 and of spreading it to others
FEAR is an appropriate response right now.
Fear is our reaction to threat, and we are threatened in ways we can’t control.
Fear sharpens the senses, cuts noise away from signal, and provides a boost of energy for action.
Unless you’re sedated, feeling fear is normal.
And feel it you must. I’ll come back to that
"Our economy can survive wealthy investors losing a fraction of their net worth. It cannot survive 30% of Americans going without any form of income for months"
Washington, DC – Today, as Congress remains split on what provisions to include in a coronavirus-related economic stimulus package, with Democrats blocking a Republican bill this afternoon, Morris Pearl, the Chair of the Patriotic Millionaires and a former managing director at BlackRock, Inc., released the following statement:
We got through the week.
It's still hard to believe what is all going on in the world. It's taking some time to get use to the new reality we all are experiencing. I think that we all will have to stay in for at least the next 30 days.
Public Schools are announcing they are going to close until Fall and most Entrepreneurial Events are rescheduled to the fall, but dates haven't been announced.
First, we know no words will do justice to everyone's individual experience over the last couple weeks. All of us at Lyft feel the weight of our responsibility to the community, particularly right now.
We know Lyft can be a critical lifeline for communities in need. Many people still need help reaching essential services, and many drivers count on this work for extra income. We're taking immediate action to help with both.
We are all experiencing something that we have never been through before. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our lives, kept us from our routines and altered the way we interact with each other.
Washington, DC-Good Jobs First, which has for four years been urging governments to stop subsidizing Amazon.com, Inc., today renewed its call in light of the sales windfall the online retailer is reaping from the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of more tax breaks, Amazon should refund past subsidies and rescind future tax breaks in order to help governments cope.