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  •  Highly skilled workers and craftsmen (0+ / 0-)

    during the 1890s (McKinley Era) in the US earned the equivalent of $3,000 in current (2013 dollars) during that time. The average worker earned even less.

    Trickle Down Economics 101: They get the golden parachute, we get the golden shower.

    by NoMoreLies on Fri May 17, 2013 at 11:17:39 AM PDT

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    •  Yes--my son was studying this period in APUSH (1+ / 0-)
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      this year, so I have recently refreshed my knowledge about this along with him.  Wealth divide/no regs a huge problem for hey! the 99% back then...the cycle keeps repeating itself.

      I like the idea of calling them "regressives."

      Radicals and reactionaries is still sounding too positive for the likes of these.  I think "regressives" is perfect.

      If the plutocrats begin the program, we will end it. -- Eugene Debs.

      by livjack on Fri May 17, 2013 at 11:42:03 AM PDT

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