Talking Points: November 30, 2020

November 30, 2020

Amazon added 427,300 employees between January and October, pushing its workforce to more than 1.2 million people globally. The number of workers at Amazon is now approaching the entire population of Dallas, Texas. Axios, November 27, 2020

A report by the House Ways & Means Committee shows that Americans pay on average nearly four times more for prescription drugs than 11 economically similar countries. The United States could save $49 billion annually on Medicare Part D alone by pricing drugs similarly to the other countries studied. Becker’s Hospital Review, September 24, 2019

“Vacation is what you take when you can’t take what you’ve been taking any longer.” The Cowardly Lion from The Wizard of OZ

Twice the number of Americans have now died from Covid-19 than the number of U.S. service members killed during World War I. NPR, November 18, 2020

Of the more than 230 people who have died from Covid-19 in Texas jails and correctional facilities, 80% had yet to be convicted of a crime. Vox.com, November 12, 2020

Identity fraud – which is what happens when scammers use your personal information to open phony accounts – resulted in $16.9 billion in consumer losses last year. CNBC, November 11, 2020

“Political power does not rest with those who cast votes; political power rests with those who count votes.” Joseph Stalin

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