SIX Senators ‘Unanimously’ Pass $483 BILLION Spending Bill. BOOM: American billionaires $280 billion RICHER since pandemic… Big banks get bigger…

With Only 6 Members Participating, Senate Passed $483-Billion Spending Bill by ‘Unanimous Consent’

The U.S. Senate on Tuesday passed a $483-billion spending bill to further aid Americans during the COVID-19 pandemic—with only six members of the 100-member Senate participating.

The bill was approved by the “unanimous consent” of senators—most of whom were not there when that approval was given.

BOOM: American billionaires $280 billion RICHER since pandemic…

Though the coronavirus itself may not discriminate in terms of who can be infected, the COVID-19 pandemic is far from a great equalizer. In the same month that 22 million Americans lost their jobs, the American billionaire class’s total wealth increased about 10%—or $282 billion more than it was at the beginning of March. They now have a combined net worth of $3.229 trillion.

The initial stock market crash may have dented some net worths at first—for instance, that of Jeff Bezos, which dropped down to a mere $105 billion on March 12. But his riches have rebounded: As of April 15, his net worth has increased by $25 billion. Eric Yuan, founder and CEO of Zoom, was one of the few to see an increase in net worth even as the markets crashed, and he’s now up $2.58 billion.

Big Banks Get Bigger…

Some $1 trillion in deposits flooded in during the first quarter—with more than half going to JPMorgan, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Citigroup

BUST: New levels of misery at impoverished California trailer park…