Do you see a pattern?
Increasing income disparity in the US puts us worse than or on par with much of Latin America in that category.
A former economic advisor to George W. Bush and John McCain is advocating lowering the minimum wage.
Someone making $100 million per year pays a tax rate just two points higher than someone making $175,000 per year.
Wall Street bonuses are expected to rise this year.
Businesses with rising profits are not hiring more workers.
CEOs who lay off more workers get paid more.
Senator David Vitter represents a state where the average household income is $43,635, but he looks out at an audience and tells them that a plan to repeal a tax cut for households making more than $250,000 per year would affect “virtually everybody in this audience.”
Senator Jon Kyl is fighting to protect tax cuts to the wealthiest. He also fought to block an extension of unemployment benefits to struggling families in an attempt to get an estate tax bill that would benefit…you guessed it, the very wealthiest families.
55% of all adults in the workforce say that since the recession began they have been unemployed, had their pay cut or their hours reduced, or become involuntary part-time workers.
Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay says jobless workers don’t go back to workbecause of unemployment benefits.
JPMorgan Chase pretty much agrees with DeLay.
The pattern I see is working people struggling more and more, wealthy people having more and more, and Republican politicians and Wall Street allied to get more and more from working people and give more and more to wealthy ones.
And they like to say that anyone asking for a living wage, or to close a tax loophole for billionaires, is engaging in class warfare. What they really mean is, that opposes their own war on working people.
Don’t be under any illusions. It’s war.