Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Hell Yes It's Class Warfare! part 3

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Poverty Donate to DU
Zoroastor Donating Member (273 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-09-10 09:27 PM
Original message
Hell Yes It's Class Warfare! part 3
Refresh | +7 Recommendations Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
jotsy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-10 12:52 AM
Response to Original message
1. Was.
Pre rant, I'd like to say Welcome to DU.

David Cay Johnston wrote a series of articles that ran in many Sunday papers across the nation in the summer of 2005. The war between the classes has been had and lost, being that this is now five years later and we're way worse off since.

< >

All three branches of the federal government have chosen not to govern the masses, but serve the economic interests of transnational corporations. The country's highest court has rendered the scales of justice imbalanced by offering an exponential voice to disembodied conglomerates. The presidency seems to be about continuing its lusty pursuit of a unitary executive, despite which party is keeping that seat in the oval office warm. The legislative branch is now about fund raising, photo ops and farming out the homework of legal language to lobbyists, which ever one slipped the most secret baubles the right way.

I could go on ranting, but the bottom line is we as a people can either rebuild or continue to run like rats off the cliff for the piper.
Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
CrispyQ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-10-10 04:26 PM
Response to Original message
2. ...

Call them the hyper-rich.

They are not just a few Croesus-like rarities. Draw a line under the top 0.1 percent of income earners - the top one-thousandth. Above that line are about 145,000 taxpayers, each with at least $1.6 million in income and often much more.

The average income for the top 0.1 percent was $3 million in 2002, the latest year for which averages are available. That number is two and a half times the $1.2 million, adjusted for inflation, that group reported in 1980. No other income group rose nearly as fast.


Printer Friendly | Permalink | Reply | Top
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sun Jul 23rd 2017, 08:24 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Poverty Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC