Paul Krugman bashes Paul Ryan for yet another “con job”

Salon It’s been a while since the New York Times’ premiere liberal columnist, Paul Krugman, had reason to flay one of his favorite targets, chief GOP wonk and former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan. But with the GOP suddenly talking about how much it wants to help America’s poor — a development Krugman calls “fake… More Paul Krugman bashes Paul Ryan for yet another “con job”

There Are 85 People Who Are As Wealthy As Half The WORLD, Oxfam Reports

The Huffington Post Worldwide economic inequality is looking rather bleak these days, according to a new report by relief organization Oxfam. Oxfam’s “Working For The Few” report looked at Credit Suisse’s “Global Wealth Report 2013” and Forbes’ list of the world’s billionaires from 2013 to conclude that 1 percent of the global population controls half of the world’s wealth. The… More There Are 85 People Who Are As Wealthy As Half The WORLD, Oxfam Reports

Pope Francis slams super salaries for the rich while the poor survive on “crumbs”

The current budget brokered by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) is up for a vote today.  It will be interesting to see if it passes both houses. Giving more tax break to the rich and cutting subsidies for the underemployed and poor seems to be a… More Pope Francis slams super salaries for the rich while the poor survive on “crumbs”

Bill Moyers Essay: The United States of Inequality

Moyers & Company The unprecedented level of economic inequality in America is undeniable. In an extended essay, Bill shares examples of the striking extremes of wealth and poverty across the country, including a video report on California’s Silicon Valley. There, Facebook, Google, and Apple are minting millionaires, while the area’s homeless — who’ve grown 20… More Bill Moyers Essay: The United States of Inequality

One of the Most Powerful Portrayals of What Has Happened to America That You WIll Ever See

They call President Obama a “socialist” president who is taking from the rich to “spread the wealth” to lower-income Americans.  However, the following video defies that entire concept… Alternet A video posted to YouTube back in November 2012 is starting to go viral after Mashable posted it to its site on Saturday. We all know there is a huge… More One of the Most Powerful Portrayals of What Has Happened to America That You WIll Ever See

In The Alternate Universe of the GOP: Cantor: We Need To Rely On The Wealthy To Address Income Inequality

I’m beginning to wonder if Cantor, DeMint, Issa,  Boehner and their ilk even understand what the average American faces economically?   After all, in Washington, DC most politicians are millionaires and seem way out of touch with the “common folk” of this country. This is not just about income inequality Mr. Cantor.  It’s about the despicable practices of Wall… More In The Alternate Universe of the GOP: Cantor: We Need To Rely On The Wealthy To Address Income Inequality

How Unequal We Are: The Top 5 Facts You Should Know About The Wealthiest One Percent Of Americans

This article breaks it down for those of us who might say that the banksters are “struggling to make ends meet”.  Give me a break, Mayor Bloomberg! Think Progress […] It may shock you exactly how wealthy this top 1 percent of Americans is. ThinkProgress has assembled five facts about this class of super-rich Americans: 1.… More How Unequal We Are: The Top 5 Facts You Should Know About The Wealthiest One Percent Of Americans

Since 2009, 88 Percent Of Income Growth Went To Corporate Profits, Just One Percent Went To Wages

This sort of information needs to be shouted from every rooftop in America.  Americans should know the just how the economy has been manipulated to allow such an income disparity between the rich and the middle class and working poor. What part of “grossly inequitable” does the GOP not understand?  Income levels between the working class… More Since 2009, 88 Percent Of Income Growth Went To Corporate Profits, Just One Percent Went To Wages

Vanity Fair: Inequality – Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%

Vanity Fair Americans have been watching protests against oppressive regimes that concentrate massive wealth in the hands of an elite few. Yet in our own democracy, 1 percent of the people take nearly a quarter of the nation’s income—an inequality even the wealthy will come to regret. It’s no use pretending that what has obviously happened… More Vanity Fair: Inequality – Of the 1%, by the 1%, for the 1%