Presenting it’s findings before the annual gathering of global political and business elites, anti-poverty organization Oxfam says the gap between the super rich and the poor is significantly greater than it was a year ago.
From the AP:
The gap between the super-rich and the poorest half of the global population is starker than previously thought, with just eight men, from Bill Gates to Michael Bloomberg, owning as much wealth as 3.6 billion people, according to an analysis by Oxfam released Monday.
Presenting its findings on the dawn of the annual gathering of the global political and business elites in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, anti-poverty organization Oxfam says the gap between the very rich and poor is far greater than just a year ago. It’s urging leaders to do more than pay lip-service to the problem.
If not, it warns, public anger against this kind of inequality will continue to grow and lead to more seismic political changes akin to last year’s election of Donald Trump as U.S. president and Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.
“It is obscene for so much wealth to be held in the hands of so few when 1 in 10 people survive on less than $2 a day,” said Winnie Byanyima, executive director of Oxfam International, who will be attending the meeting in Davos. “Inequality is trapping hundreds of millions in poverty; it is fracturing our societies and undermining democracy.”
The same report a year earlier said that the richest 62 people on the planet owned as much wealth as the bottom half of the population. However, Oxfam has revised that figure down to eight following new information gathered by Swiss bank Credit Suisse.
The Super Eight & American Politics
The group of 8 men from the article above have strong ties to the democratic party and Hillary Clinton. As the report above mentioned, the wealth gap is getting greater between the super rich and the rest of the world.
Democrats pride themselves on fighting wealth inequality and “redistributing the wealth” yet the results show those sentiments to be false considering 6 of the top 8 richest men are Americans and 5 of the those men are tied in with the Democrats. 1 of the billionaires tied in with the Democrats isn’t an American.
[Bill Gates has] experience with both Hillary and Bill Clinton through the Clinton Foundation…
…Gates also had high words of praise for President Barack Obama’s White House, calling them “fantastic to work with”
He’s become a major and visible spokesman for Democratic candidates in recent years, especially Clinton and President Barack Obama.
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett will be introducing Hillary Clinton at a Nebraska campaign event Monday — an effort by the Clinton campaign to show the business community’s support for the Democratic nominee.
Not only has Slim contributed between $1,000,001 and $5,000,000 to the Clinton Foundation, but his company Telmex has contributed an additional grant between $1,000,001 and $5,000,000 through its foundation. Slim has also pledged $100 million to the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative, a collaboration between the Clinton Foundation and Canadian mining tycoon Frank Giustra.
From Heat Street:
Public interest in the Hillary Clinton email scandal is “out of control,” according to the Washington Post, a newspaper owned by billionaire Clinton Foundation donor Jeff Bezos…
…In sum, the Post doesn’t think Hillary’s emails are worth making a fuss about because 1) Colin Powell also behaved “cavalierly,” and 2) Donald Trump is bad…
Bezos, who bought the Washington Post in 2013, has donated mostly to Democratic politicians, and has donated to the Clinton Foundation through the Bezos Family Foundation.
The company Bezos founded, Amazon, also got a sweet $16.5 million contract from the Hillary Clinton’s State Department in 2012 to provide Kindle readers for U.S.-sponsored educational centers around the world.
Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg was one of the biggest supporters of Hillary Clinton and democrats.
The emails released by WikiLeaks show Sandberg offering to organise a meeting between Podesta and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerburg…
…Sandberg goes on to explain the possible nature of such a meeting, saying that Zuckerburg is “meeting with people to learn more about next steps for his philanthropy and social action” and is “interested in meeting people who could help him understand how to move the needle on the specific public policy issues he cares most about.”…
From Fox News:
Facebook has finished their own internal investigation into censoring conservatives in their trending section, and surprise, they’ve found no evidence of overt bias. Still, in the wake of a very rough week and tough questions from a U.S. senator, Facebook has now agreed to revamp that section in order to prevent any “unintentional bias.”
From The American Mirror:
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is with her — and is likely using Facebook resources to help Hillary Clinton get elected.
An email released by Wikileaks shows Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills was coordinating a meeting with Sandberg for her to share her research on “gender and leadership by women” in 2015.
A co-founder of Facebook is donating $20 million of his fortune to Democratic coffers in a late and likely consequential move to help defeat Republican candidate Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
Larry Ellison Marco Rubio supporter, although that doesn’t exactly mean that he sides with the right. Marco Rubio is widely considered to be a globalist and sided with Obama on illegal immigration after campaigning against it.
Bloomberg is perhaps the biggest supporter of the liberal agenda on this list. He is behind numerous anti-gun groups that seek to enforce radical gun control agendas on the U.S.
He is also a huge supporter of Hillary Clinton.
At the Democratic Convention tonight, Michael Bloomberg gave a resounding endorsement of Hillary Clinton, but also a public thumping of fellow billionaire Donald Trump.