billionaires

Goliath Gets Bigger: California's Prop 1 War Chest Grows to $16.4 Million

Goliath Gets Bigger: California's Prop 1 War Chest Grows to $16.4 Million
The debate over the pros and cons of Proposition 1, Jerry Brown's $7.5 billion water bond, is very important, but an even bigger issue in any environmental battle or process is the money behind the campaign. The big corporate money behind the water bond largely determines who the bond will benefit — billionaires, corporate agribusiness, oil companies and The 1%, not the people, fish or wildlife of California.
origin Author: 
origin Blog: 

20 Years Running, Gates Remains America's Richest Man

20 Years Running, Gates Remains America's Richest Man
Gates tops America's richest man list 20 years in a row, with an estimated net worth of $72 billion.
origin Author: 
origin Blog: 

Tea Party Quitter DeMint Cashes In

Richard EskowThey say “walk before you run,” but for politicians like Jim DeMint it’s the other way around. First you run, then you walk — walk out, that is, on your commitment to serve.But DeMint’s performed one public service by aband...
origin Author: 
origin Blog: 

New Mandate, New ‘Fiscal Cliff’ Math

President Obama was reportedly planning to reach out to House Majority Leader John Boehner today to begin negotiating a deal to avoid the so-called “fiscal cliff,” a series of spending cuts and tax hikes scheduled take effect unless Congress rescinds the law that created it.
origin Author: 
origin Blog: