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Why the 1% Don't Fear the 99%
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: economic injustice, income inequality, working class, one percent, class warfare )

- 234 days ago -
Rather than the 99% fighting the 1%, the reality in America is - 40% are fighting another 40%, some are neutral and the 1% are laughing.
At Stake in 2016: Ending the Vicious Cycle of Wealth and Power
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: elections, candidates, corporations, economic injustice, income inequality, activism )

- 285 days ago -
Regardless of who wins the presidency in November and which party dominates the next Congress, it is up to the rest of us to continue to organize and mobilize. Real reform will require many years of hard work from millions of us.
5 Jaw-Dropping Right-Wing Idiocies This Week
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Banksters, Carson, Fiorina, GOP Lies, income inequality, InsaniTEA, Jamie Dimon, Kasich, Latinos, Palin )

- 399 days ago -
As Puddy Tat always says "Almost every week, Republicans join a competition to see who can say the most outlandish things, and in the process, they push the envelope on just how nutty InsaniTEA can become. ..."
35 Mind-Blowing Facts About Inequality
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: income inequality, economic injustice, wealth, poverty, income, earnings, wages )

- 462 days ago -
While Hillary Clinton occasionally gives some lip service to the problem of extreme inequality, Bernie Sanders is the only candidate really hammering away at it.
How Growing Income Inequality Is Hurting Social Security
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: social security, income inequality, Americans, politics, government, abuse, economy, news )

- 620 days ago -
HereâEUR(TM)s another reason to be concerned about income inequality: it poses a direct threat to the already shaky fiscal health of Social Security, according to report released Tuesday by the left-leaning Center for American Progress.
Republicans Are Lucky the Rich Are on Their Side
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, Americans, wealthy, income inequality, ethics, propaganda, politics, government, economy )

- 998 days ago -
The agenda more favored by Republicans seems to control the debate in Washington, probably not coincidentally because wealthy Americans are promoting it.
The Triumph of the Right
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: dishonesty, economy, ethics, politics, propaganda, republicans, usa, Robert Reich, income inequality, middle class, Tea Party )

- 1091 days ago -
They say the biggest problem is the size of government and the budget deficit. In fact our biggest problem is the decline of the middle class and increasing ranks of the poor, while almost all the economic gains go to the top.
Rethinking Our Minimum Wage
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: economic inequality, economic policy institute, epi, income inequality, minimum wage, state of the union, widget )

- 1334 days ago -
Today, a single parent earning minimum wage takes home $15,080 a year. That's $3,400 below the federal poverty line for a family of three.
Growth of Income Inequality Is Worse Under Obama Than Bush
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: IRS, income inequality, Bush, Obama, Republican, Democrat )

- 1652 days ago -
The data set is excellent, it's from the IRS and it's extremely detailed. This yawing gap of inequality isn't an accident, and it's not just because of Republicans. It's a set of policy choices. Americans have to stop being Party loyal and truly study.

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