U.S. Billionaire Wealth Surged Since The Start Of The Pandemic [Infographic]

Since the start of the pandemic, collective U.S. billionaire wealth has surged by more than $584 billion, while $6.5 trillion in household wealth has disappeared.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/niallmccarthy/2020/06/22/us-billionaire-wealth-surged-since-the-start-of-the-pandemic-infographic/

-Forbes; 6/22/2020

The Trump Administration Paid Millions for Test Tubes—and Got Unusable Mini Soda Bottles

The plastic tubes supplied for coronavirus testing by Fillakit, a first-time federal contractor with a sketchy owner, don’t even fit the racks used to analyze samples.

https://www.motherjones.com/coronavirus-updates/2020/06/the-trump-administration-paid-millions-for-test-tubes-and-got-unusable-mini-soda-bottles/

-Mother Jones; 6/21/2020

EPA drops regulation for contaminant linked to infant brain damage

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday ended an Obama-era drive to regulate a widespread contaminant in drinking water linked to brain damage in infants. The agency rejected warnings that the move will mean lower IQs for an unknown number of American newborns.

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/science/epa-drops-regulation-for-contaminant-linked-to-infant-brain-damage

-PBS; 6/18/2020

Trump administration won’t say who got $511 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus loans

https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/06/11/trump-administration-wont-say-who-got-511-billion-taxpayer-backed-coronavirus-loans/

-Washington Post; 6/11/2020


Mnuchin Says Names of Small-Business Borrowers Won’t Be Released

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-11/mnuchin-says-names-of-small-business-borrowers-won-t-be-released

-Bloomberg; 6/11/2020


Trump Administration Refuses To Disclose Which Businesses Received $500 Billion In Government Bailout

The move will prevent oversight of 4.5 million businesses that took a government Paycheck Protection Program loan. One critic called it “unconscionable, jaw-dropping corruption.”

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/trump-ppp-loan-businesses-secret_n_5ee26407c5b6fdbc0a8e59ac

-Huffington Post; 6/11/2020