Since the media seems to think this whole thing is a bipartisan mess, I thought I’d get a second opinion. Take it away, Senator. (At 4:00, she nails it.) And the name she names? It’s a party. Not a person.
First, he had his freedom taken away. Then, he nearly had his mind taken away, too.
It’s bad enough that 1.4 billion people live in extreme poverty, but did you know that 70% of them are women? To put that in perspective, the number women who live in extreme poverty is three times the population of the United States. That’s not OK. Share if you agree.
Jon Stewart’s been busy since he ended his more than 16-year run as host of “The Daily Show.”
And while he may not have been popping up on your TV to give his take on the day’s news, he hasn’t exactly been kicking back and relaxing in his retirement.
He’s been helping turn his 12-acre farm outside New York City into an animal sanctuary, and he’s continued his work trying to help 9/11 first responders get the health care they need and deserve. It’s the latter cause that’s got him back in the news.
“It seems like a no-brainer,” says host Trevor Noah, about making the Zadroga bill’s funding permanent. “So, Jon, what’s holding it up now?”
“No brains,” Stewart deadpans.
There are 67 Senators and 260 members of the House of Representatives in support of this bill. If Congress were to vote on it, the bill would easily pass. The problem lies with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI).
Stewart says he has hopes that Speaker Ryan will bring the bill to a vote in the House, but Senator McConnell is a different story.
Perhaps the most powerful moment of Stewart’s return to “The Daily Show” was when he recreated the panel discussion he had during that first push to get the Zadroga Act passed. The original panel featured four 9/11 first responders making the case for why members of Congress who so frequently call these responders heroes and say things like “never forget” should fund their health care for illness related to that day.
Now? There’s just one left. Two of the others were too sick to appear on the show, and the fourth died.
You can watch the video of Jon Stewart’s return to “The Daily Show” below.
Not-so-fun fact: A waiter’s minimum wage in America is $2.13 per hour plus tips. Waiters are three times more likely to fall under the poverty line than average workers, and women are three times more likely to be a waiter. They average $18,590 annually in income. Which ain’t much to live on. Which is why this waitress has something blunt and kind of hilarious to say.
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Has no one entertained the possibility that we might be creating more terrorists than we kill?
I hope you never have to use this graphic in practice. Lots of people carry concealed weapons; here’s how to spot them.
You’ve heard it before: We throw away a lot of food. But if statistics about hunger and food waste aren’t compelling enough to get you to eat your leftovers, this video’s got some fresh ways of looking at the issue.
Be sure to stick around until 0:48 — that’s when things really start to get interesting.
One small disclaimer: We’ve confirmed the stated number for annual cost of food waste, but we think that’s actually more like three or four times the amount spent on foreign economic aid in 2011.
Even though the financial data show that for every $1 spent on unemployment, at least $1.50 is returned to the economy, Congress went ahead and let benefits expire for 1.3 million people who can’t find a job. And there’s more to come in the next 3 months. I’ll just leave that insanity right there…