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The Rich get Richer

Paul Buchelt’s latest book is, Disposable Americans: Extreme Capitalism and the Case for a Guaranteed Income. At Common Dreams, he writes—Morbid Inequality: Now Just SIX Men Have as Much Wealth as Half the World's Population:

How rich are they?

Journalism Group Releases Full List Of People, Companies Named In 'Panama Papers'  "The database released today includes the names of more than 7,000 entities from the United States." and Trump's name is included ...read more

Six of the Walton’s (heirs of the Walmart chain of stores), have a worth of over 100 billion dollars. 

From Politifact.com :

“Six members of the Walton family appear on the Forbes 400 list of the wealthiest Americans. Christy Walton, widow of the late John Walton, leads the clan at No. 6 with a net worth of $25.3 billion as of March 2012. She is also the richest woman in the world for the seventh year in a row,

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Jerome Barnes Representative District 28 News Letter

Barnes

State Representative

JEROME BARNES

28th District

 

Veterans Committee

Special Committee on

Government Oversight

Special Committee on Tourism

 

 

WEEKLY CAPITOL UPDATE

February 16, 2017

Volume 1, No. 6

APPEALS COURT REVERSES RULING AGAINST CORRECTIONS

A panel of the Missouri Court of Appeals Western District on Feb. 21 reversed a lower court’s ruling that the state Department of Corrections violated the state Sunshine Law by refusing to disclose records identifying the compounding pharmacies it contracts with to produce pentobarbital, the drug used to execute condemned inmates in Missouri.

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House Representative Emanual Cleaver summary

You know where I stand 

I attended an Immigration Town Hall meeting held by House Representative Emanual Cleaver at his Career And Technical Center in KCMO today, (Sat Feb 4th). I arrived 10 minutes before the 2 AM start and found

that the auditorium was filled with people standing along the walls and another room with TV available for the overflow crowd. My estimate of the number of seats was over 1000. The crowd consisted of all age groups with a fair representation of blacks.

Emanual Cleaver began by telling a story which I will try to keep as accurate as possible. He told of his grandfather (?) telling him a story daily of when the Confederates came into the part of Texas where they lived. He said all the slave ran and hid except for one Black Lady. She stood in the middle of the street holding a broom.

When the solders came to her, the commander asked if she thought she would be able to stop them. She walked up to him and slapped him with her broom, then replied, “No, but you know where I stand”.

Later on he explained that there has been an immigration bill available all of last year and even now. He said it would pass if it were brought to the floor. But Speaker of the House will not bring it before the floor because he knows it will pass.

I say is is time for us to let Ryan know where we stand!


Missouri & Kansas Events

Opportunities to contact your representatives about

"After the House returns following the Presidents Day break, we intend to introduce legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare," Ryan said.  Attend home rallies and ask questions. Make your voice heard at TOWN HALLS.

 Check out Resist

Facebook Live chat with Team McCaskill on Monday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. CT.

Subject: Join People Power
On March 11, the ACLU is holding a Resistance Training. This event will launch People Power, the ACLU’s new effort to engage grassroots volunteers across the country. We’re organizing grassroots events in communities nationwide to watch the livestream as we organize ourselves to take the fight against Donald Trump’s policies not just into the courts, but into the streets.

Join me in signing up to learn more about People Power and the Resistance Training livestream: https://go.peoplepower.org/signup/join?source=taf&referring_akid=.31768.VJVwTI

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

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Make Some Noise

 

Opportunities to contact your representatives about

"After the House returns following the Presidents Day break, we intend to introduce legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare," Ryan said.  Attend home rallies and ask questions. Make your voice heard at TOWN HALLS.


Contact Senator Roy Blunt, one of the few Republicans that thinks we need an investigation on Flynn.   ON LINE or Kansas City. 1000 Walnut Street, Suite # 1560. Kansas City, MO 64106. Phone: (816) 471-7141. Fax: (816) 471-7338. Columbia. 1001 Cherry Street, Suite 104

(CNN)Republican Sen. Roy Blunt, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Tuesday called for an exhaustive investigation into connections between President Donald Trump and Russia and said the Intelligence Committee should immediately speak with former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Flynn resigned Monday evening amid revelations that he misled Vice President Mike Pence about conversations he had in December with Russia's ambassador to the US about sanctions placed on Russia. Pence had defended Flynn on television and denied he discussed sanctions after initial reports of the conversations.
"I think everybody needs that investigation to happen,"Blunt said on KTRS radio. "And the Senate Intelligence Committee, again that I serve on, has been given the principle responsibility to look into this, and I think that we should look into it exhaustively so that at the end of this process, nobody wonders whether there was a stone left unturned, and shouldn't reach conclusions before you have the information that you need to have to make those conclusions."
 
Smart Opposition Required to Thwart Republicans
 Moderates, liberals and progressives all agree that we need to oppose the upcoming Republican government and its apparent desire to discard 8 years of social progress.

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Weekly Action Items

Opportunities to contact your representatives about

"After the House returns following the Presidents Day break, we intend to introduce legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare," Ryan said.  Attend home rallies and ask questions. Make your voice heard at TOWN HALLS.

Contact Senator Roy Blunt, one of the few Republicans that thinks we need an investigation on Flynn.   ON LINE or Kansas City. 1000 Walnut Street, Suite # 1560. Kansas City, MO 64106. Phone: (816) 471-7141. Fax: (816) 471-7338. Columbia. 1001 Cherry Street, Suite 104

(CNN)Republican Sen. Roy Blunt, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, on Tuesday called for an exhaustive investigation into connections between President Donald Trump and Russia and said the Intelligence Committee should immediately speak with former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Flynn resigned Monday evening amid revelations that he misled Vice President Mike Pence about conversations he had in December with Russia's ambassador to the US about sanctions placed on Russia. Pence had defended Flynn on television and denied he discussed sanctions after initial reports of the conversations.
"I think everybody needs that investigation to happen,"Blunt said on KTRS radio. "And the Senate Intelligence Committee, again that I serve on, has been given the principle responsibility to look into this, and I think that we should look into it exhaustively so that at the end of this process, nobody wonders whether there was a stone left unturned, and shouldn't reach conclusions before you have the information that you need to have to make those conclusions."

 

And from The Indivisible Guide Team: 

Oppose Trump's Stolen Supreme Court Pick: Ask Your Senator to Vote NO on Gorsuch

Thu Feb 16th 9:00am - 12:00pm (EST)
 

Senate and House State/District Work Period

Sat Feb 18th - Sun 26th (EST)
Congress will not meet today and your Members of Congress will be working from your home state. This is a great time to find them at your local District Offices, and to look out for special events that they will participate in, like townhalls, so you can express your concerns to them directly.
Ask your Senator to oppose S.J. Res 11, which would reverse a law that required oil and gas companies to repair or replace equipment that leaks methane into the atmosphere. The Senate may vote on S.J. Res 11 Tuesday or Wednesday.
  • Ask your Representative to oppose H.J. Res 69, which would undo a law that banned non-subsistence hunting, including aerial hunting of wolves, in the National Wildlife Refuges in Alaska. The House Rules Committee will be voting on this resolution Tuesday morning, and it could reach the House floor for a full vote soon after.

In solidarity,

The Indivisible Guide Team

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