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US Politics & Gov't

The Founding Fathers Backed Thomas Piketty--And Feared a Powerful 1 Percent
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S.A., Founding Fathers, warning, wealth, government, corruption, politics, ethics, freedoms, congress )

Carrie
- 20 days ago - alternet.org
On this patriotic holiday weekend, remember the founding fathers' warnings about inequality Many of America's Founders believed that excessive wealth inequality would be incompatible with having a representative republic.
50 Richest Members of Congress
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Americans, Wealth, congress, government, politics, democrats, republicans, news )

Carrie
- 314 days ago - media.cq.com
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows...
40 Statistics About The Fall Of The U.S. Economy That Are Almost Too Crazy To Believe
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Debt, Dependent On The Government, Economic Decline, Economic Infrastructure, Global GDP, Long-Term Trends, Manufacturing, Produce Wealth, Self-Employed, Statistics, The U.S. Economy, Debt, U.S. National Debt, Wealth )

Angelika
- 424 days ago - theeconomiccollapseblog.com
If you know someone that actually believes that the U.S. economy is in good shape, just show them the statistics in this article.
Tell the DOJ: Done With Edwards? Investigate Wall Street ACTION US
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Crime, Wall Street, Top 1%, americans, wealth, 99%, bankers, US, taxes, investments )

Nancy
- 780 days ago - act.rebuildthedream.com
Breaking the law is breaking the law. Now that the Department of Justice has prosecuted John Edwards, it's time to move on to Wall Street.
"...the Big Payday Is Still to Come" ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Wall Street, Top 1%, americans, wealth, 99%, bankers, US, taxes, investments, Schneiderman )

Nancy
- 894 days ago - act.boldprogressives.org
Eric Schneiderman was the lone public voice against a broad immunity deal for Wall Street until the grassroots rallied against it. Last night, he thanked the grassroots. Video
Veto Th Bush Tax Cuts for the 1% ACTION
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Wall Street, Top 1%, americans, wealth, 99%, bankers, US, tax cuts )

Nancy
- 899 days ago - pol.moveon.org
President Obama can seize this opportunity by standing up for the 99% and committing to vetoing any deal Republicans put in front of him that extends the Bush tax cuts for the richest 1%.
It's the Inequality, Stupid
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: government, politics, U.S., money, finance, wealth, rich vs. poor, plutocracy, charts )

Robert
- 1247 days ago - motherjones.com
Eleven interesting charts that explain everything that's wrong with America. (In terms of wealth).
Wealth and Inequality in America - 15 Facts
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: economy, inequality, wealth, income, wealth distribution, social mobility, tax )

Kit
- 1348 days ago - businessinsider.com
The gap between the top 1% and everyone else hasn't been this bad since the Roaring 20's... poor Americans have a SLIM CHANCE of rising to the upper middle class..income tax is getting lower and lower for the rich...
Juarez Kidnapping Case Opens Pandora's Box for Congressman Silvestre Reyes
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: U.S citizens, Mexican nationals, policy considerations, wealth, connections )


- 2219 days ago - narcosphere.narconews.com
Was the Congressman's relative, a Mexican citizen, given special priority by the US that US citizens could not get? Is this an actual case of a non-citizen being treated better than citizens (but only if the non-citizen is rich and connected)?
Over 35 Million Americans Faced Hunger in 2006: USDA - Yahoo! News
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: capitalism, wealth, hunger, usa )


- 2443 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The U.S. government said the number of Americans who went hungry in 2006 was held in check at 35 million people from the prior year, but food advocacy groups said on Wednesday more needs to be done.
The Nation's Talent Is Concentrated in The Top 1% of the Population
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: income, inequity, disparity, wealth, distribution, IRS, bush, skills, gaps, poor, class, worsening, fortunes )

Sam
- 2478 days ago - news.yahoo.com
The richest one percent of Americans earned a postwar record of 21.2 percent of all income in 2005, reflecting a widening income disparity among different classes in the nation, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing new IRS data.
   

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