You've heard that the "economic stimulus" ideas our Administration is contemplating as a response to the coronavirus are mostly give-rich-people-more-money-they-haven't-earned? Well, banksters think that the coronavirus justifies letting them out of passing "stress tests" that would demonstrate their ability to weather another financial Armageddon. We can go ahead and call that corporate welfare. I guess your kids can use the coronavirus as an excuse to get their cookies before they eat their dinner, too! And burglars can use the coronavirus as an excuse to get off scot-free when they break into your house! More to the point, of course, is that banksters would use the coronavirus as an excuse to shirk their duty not to smear dung all over our economy again. And you know our Administration thinks duty isn't for big people, but only for little people like us. Hence Demand Progress helps you tell our Federal Reserve not to use the coronavirus crisis as an excuse to enable banksters. These people really act like diaper-loaded brats, but at least babies are more charming once you change them.
Meanwhile, turns out Apple ain't just providing China with technological help oppressing the Uyghur Muslim population there -- it's also using Uyghurs as slave labor in its supply chain! It's a double-whammy! I'm old enough to remember when the corporatists would scold you for protesting slave labor in supply chains by saying you like your cheap consumer goods? And now we have a corporation using slave labor in its supply chain to make consumer goods that aren't even cheap. You have to wonder if Our Glorious Elites planned to take our outrage hostage to cheap stuff, then replace the cheap stuff with expensive stuff. It is the logic of the drug dealer, after all. But we won't fix it by meditating on our own alleged hypocrisy, or by building our own cellphones, which requires expertise most folks don't have and can't acquire on the fly -- we'll fix it by continuing to wield the Big Stick of Bad PR, and continuing to demand that corporations do right by their employees. So MPower Change helps you tell Apple to stop using slave labor from oppressed Chinese folk in its supply chain.
Finally, if you've missed previous opportunities to tell our USDA to scuttle its own efforts to roll back school lunch nutrition standards, then Moms Rising still helps you do that. If I seem strident about this matter, it's mainly because I've seen so, so many stupid arguments about getting our children to eat less junk food, and more fruits and vegetables, in school. People say some variation of GUBMINTZ DON'TZ TELLZ TEH KIDZ WHAT TO DOZ!!!!, when, actually, we have legally charged our government with this very task for our children while they're in school. And you'd think more people would want more support from our government when they try to get their kids to eat a banana instead of a bag of chips! I also hear that "some kids throw their apples away," as if the behavior of "some kids" means we should do nothing for any kids, or that "some districts are having trouble meeting the standards," when most districts aren't having that trouble and, again, do we stop doing good works because of a few stragglers? And when our USDA decides that french fries can count as fruit, they've all but said they're losing the argument.