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US Politics & Gov't

Inequality and the Unfree Market
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Class War, Wealth Inequality, Economic Injustice, Wealthy Elites, Poverty, Widening Gap, Occupy, Fight for 15, Livable Wage, Obama, Democrats, Republicans, Two Party Sham )

- 339 days ago -
"This year, Pres. Obama and the Democratic Party noticed the Fight for 15 long enough to propose the not-even-half-measure of raising the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour,but not fight hard enough to prevent Republicans from blocking it."
Ultra-Rich (1%Ers) Don't Care for What the Rest of Us Care for; Someone Polled Them
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ultra-rich, wealthy elites, wealthy1%, pollling )

- 340 days ago -
Elizabeth Warren was keynote speaker for The Campaign for America's Future conference "The New Populist Majority." Results of a poll of the 1% done by the Russell Sage Foundation was shared at the conference and the results are alarming to mere mortals.
The 95 Percent Doctrine: Climate Change as a Weapon of Mass Destruction
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Climate Change, Wealthy Elites, Corporate Agenda, Weapon of Mass Destruction, Terracide, Crimes Against Humanity, The Sixth Extinction, Class War )

- 347 days ago -
"This system of destruction on a planetary scale, facilitated by most of the ruling, corporate elites on the planet, is becoming (to bring into play a category not usually used in connection with climate change) the ultimate "crime against humanity..."
The Government Listens To Lobbyists And The Wealthy, Not You And Me
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: US, Government, Politics, Corruption, Two Party Sham, Corporate Agenda, Lobbyists, Wealthy Elites, Class War, Oligarchy )

- 388 days ago -
"When organized interest groups or economic elites want a particular policy passed, there's a strongly likelihood their wishes will come true. But when average citizens support something, they have next to no influence."
Stop the Cruelest Cuts!
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, government, obama, politics, economic injustice, wealthy elites, working-class, hardship )

- 551 days ago -
"Thanks to Republicans and their money-first democracy-second mentality, Wall Street executives are making millions of dollars each year, while honest hard-working Americans are struggling to survive day-to-day."
The Real Goal Of The Shutdown: Cut Social Security, Medicare & Austerity
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: austerity budget, gov't shutdown, wealthy elites, 1%, Congress, republicans, hysteria, tea party, teabaggers, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, President #Obama, democrats, Corporate America, neocon agenda, corporate media, misinformation, Grand Bargain )

- 576 days ago -
"What's at stake in the partial "shutdown" of government? Certainly not Obamacare, which was never in danger. It's all an exercise in drawing fake lines in the sandbox, so that the bipartisan business of gutting entitlement programs can recommence."
Big Bank Immunity: When Do We Crack Down on Wall Street?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: : Department of Justice, US, AG, Attorney General, Eric Holder, Wall Street, wealthy elites, bankers, above the law, no jail time for financial crimes, ruined economy, corporate government )

- 785 days ago -
"Our anti-trust laws are supposed to protect the country against companies whose size allows them inordinate market power." So, when do we crack down on Wall Street?
Are Big Bankers Are Above the Law? The Department of Justice Thinks So
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Department of Justice, US, AG, Attorney General, Eric Holder, Wall Street, wealthy elites, bankers, above the law, no jail time for financial crimes, ruined economy, corporate government )

- 787 days ago -
"On Wednesday, March 6, US Attorney General Eric Holder testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, admitting that the Department of Justice believes that Wall Street financial titans are too big to jail."
Income Inequality Is the Achilles Heel in the GOP Strategy to Demonize Occupy Wall Street
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Occupy Wall Street, Rick Perry, GOP, income inequality, wealthy elites, 1%, corporate profits, recession, middle class, unemployment, poverty, working poor, we are the 99% )

- 1284 days ago -
"I don't care about that." That is what Rick Perry said in the New York Times when John Harwood told him his tax plan would increase income inequality.
The 99% Seek a Just Economy, Not Just An Economy
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Republicans, wealthy elites, the 1 percent, corporate profits, corporate corruption, two party system, freedom for the few, recession, depression, unemployment, homelessness, poverty, starvation, we are the 99%, economic justice, social progress )

- 1286 days ago -
For Republicans, it's all about enforcing freedom for the few - allowing corporations and millionaires to do whatever they want. No matter what that means to the freedoms of the 99 percent.

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