As many are struggling harder than ever just to make ends meet, the world’s richest elitists just got a whole lot richer
A new study found that, while many millions of Americans are struggling just to make ends meet, having lost their jobs and businesses; there are a select few who are profiting off of the covid19 ‘pandemic’ like they’ve never profited before - the richest men in the country, America’s top billionaires, who are now thanks to this scamdemic even richer than ever.
As reported by MintPress News, “while tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic America’s ultra-wealthy elite have seen their net worth surge by $282 billion in just 23 days.”!
The Institute For Policy Studies report published on April 23 found that between January 1 and April 10 of this year, the wealth of eight of the top 170 richest billionaires increased by over a billion dollars. Among these is the richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos, Amazon CEO; and Elon Musk head of SpaceX. Jeff Bezos, whose wealth surge is particularly unprecedented, raked in $25 billion between January 1 and April 15!
The report also noted that between 1980 and 2020 the tax obligations of America’s billionaires decreased by a whopping 79 percent, while their wealth soared by over 1100 percent.
Meanwhile during the same period, the median household wealth increased by just five percent, and has certainly plummeted during the ‘pandemic’ as that of the ultra-rich skyrockets even higher.
Three U.S. billionaires - Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet - continue to own as much as the bottom half of all U.S. households combined. The 400 richest Americans on the Forbes 400 list own as much wealth as America’s bottom 64 percent, nearly two thirds of the nations households combined.
Jeff Bezos has been making bank with Amazon as the economic shutdown and stay-at-home orders have caused a massive surge in online shopping. Bill Gates has been financing several covid19 vaccinations, and has been using the opportunity to push through his mandatory vaccination agenda. Both have considerable control and influence over the corporate media.
“A December investigation by MintPress found that Gates had donated over $9 million to The Guardian, over $3 million to NBC Universal, over $4.5 million to NPR, $1 million to Al-Jazeera, and a staggering $49 million to the BBC’s Media Action program,” Alan Macleod writes. And Jeff Bezos outright owns the Washington Post.
It doesn’t take a genius to realize that if a majority of small businesses are shut down while large corporate chains like Walmart deemed “essential” stay open for business, who is going to come out ahead.
While the masses struggle just to get by, many losing all of the very little they once had, the corporate executives and big bankers are coming out far ahead - corporate pandemic profiteers. Chief among these pandemic profiteers are the central bankers; and the Big Pharma corporations manufacturing all the test kits that have been selling like crazy thanks to the government and media pushing testing on everyone, and also the ones manufacturing covid19 vaccines. Also among the ranks of the pandemic profiteers are all of the corporate manufacturers of harmful, cancer-causing synthetic chemical disinfectants, use of which has no doubt skyrocketed during this time of the ‘new normal’.
Jeff Bezos’ response to the covid19 pandemic in relation to his Amazon employees is particularly enlightening regarding the mentality of these super rich elitists, and also rather disturbing.
Many of his Amazon employees aren’t faring too well, with their measly paychecks - Bezos makes more money in a minute than an Amazon employee makes in the entire year - and a number of them have even enrolled in Food Stamps just to put food on their table during this ‘pandemic’. Bezos’ solution to ‘help’ his impoverished employees through these tough times was to setup a charity - called the Amazon Relief Fund - and then proceed to beg the general public to donate!
This is the same man who has so much money he doesn’t know what to do with it all, and so decides to invest billions into space exploration (as a number of these ultra-rich elitists do, infatuated with forming space colonies), but wants you and I to help his struggling employees, instead of give them a raise or something, I don’t know...
Typical behavior, however, for one among those in the billionaire class, who frequently make the news for their supposedly ‘generous’ charitable and philanthropic donations and endeavors, while in reality only giving a tiny fraction of their wealth to help their fellow humans in need; even being lauded by the mainstream for their ‘charitable’ efforts to help people negatively affected by the coronavirus when such donations only amount to 0.000001 of their immense personal wealth!
As the rich continue to get richer, and the poor poorer, with the rich doing little to nothing to help the quickly increasing number of impoverished fellow humans in need around them (and often directly responsible for causing the suffering in the first place), one wonders if some of these folks are even human, and if they are, when and how exactly they lost their humanity.