BSA Images Of The Week: 05.03.20 / Dispatch From Isolation # 42

The Majority of lawmakers in Congress are millionaires.

Nancy Pelosi? She’s worth $115 million. Mitch McConnell? $34 million – his wife Elaine Chow has $30 million.

Republicans or Democrats – it doesn’t matter. The median is just over a million. Just like you, right?

Most of the people “reporting” on them are also millionaires.

Rachel Maddow gets $7 million a year. Sean Hannity makes $40 million a year. Anderson Cooper $12 million a year. Joe Scarborough $8 million a year. Even Erin Burnett, who started her professional career as a financial analyst for Goldman Sachs GS, has a net worth of $13 million.

“Right” wing or “Left” wing, it doesn’t matter – these “news” reporters are millionaires looking at the world through your eyes, right?

We’re all in this together, right?

Maybe this is why there are few positive news stories or policy debates or discussions or “Special Investigation” programs about student debt forgiveness, housing issues, workers rights, unions, Medicare for All, rent strikes, a guaranteed Basic Universal Income on the main networks and news sites. There are NO grand, sweeping financial/job/infrastructure solutions for everyday people that are being proposed, or being reported. There are more people out of work and without a safety net than any time in your life, and there are no big solutions to this?

Huh.

In other news, we’re still quarantining inside. 18,610 people are dead from Covid 19 in New York. That is 6 times as many as we lost on 9/11 – Please send us your pics of art in the streets! We love to hear from you. Spread love!

So here’s our weekly interview with the streets, this week featuring Ines, JJ Veronis, King Baby, One-Tooth, Moe, Pollyn, Praxis-VGZ, and Woe.

Our banner illustration is by Ben Wiseman (photo © the artist)

Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Pollyn (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Pollyn (photo © Jaime Rojo)
JJ Veronis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
One Tooth (photo © Jaime Rojo)
One Tooth and friends (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Avocado (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Woe (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Ines (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Praxis (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Please help with this writer’s ID (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Moe (photo © Jaime Rojo)
King Baby (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Regaelo…? (photo © Jaime Rojo)
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