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Yup, just as dumb as he looks. Looks like there's a war starting between Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R-I'...
by Puddytat
Comment Count 119 comments on Thu May 29, 2014 at 02:02 PM PDT with 207 Recommends
Capitalism. Almost exclusively the province of white males. Blacks, other nonwhites, women, not allowed, although Carlos Slim Helú, Mexican, estimated net worth of $71.2 billion, with a scattering ...
by Karen Hedwig Backman
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat May 03, 2014 at 12:33 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Shameless member promotion alert....my husband is writing a serial for the NY Observer called "The Pied Piper of Park Avenue." Thought you all might enjoy this: THE PIED PIPER OF PARK AVENUE By ...
by merrywidow
Comment Count 1 comments on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 09:29 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Instead of voters picking politicians, why are politicians deciding on who has the right to vote?
by GerryMyers
Comment Count 5 comments on Thu Apr 24, 2014 at 07:32 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Americans are worried about the economy and economic inequality. Most of us feel the government should do something to reduce inequality. Now the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has ...
by bobburnett
Comment Count 2 comments on Fri Apr 11, 2014 at 06:27 AM PDT with 7 Recommends
Conservatives love to trot out pet talking points and half-truths to support their arguments in favor of all sorts of agenda-driven politically extreme positions. The one I like the most is about ...
by Wilburhorse
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Feb 20, 2014 at 06:03 PM PST with 5 Recommends
Tom Perkins, supposedly in jest, says that tying voting power to the amount of taxes you pay would bring about so many changes. Aside from the fact that this is a complete affront to democracy (no, ...
by TDDVandy
Comment Count 7 comments on Sat Feb 15, 2014 at 02:58 PM PST with 5 Recommends
Venture Capitalist and billionaire Tom Perkins suggested Thursday that only taxpayers should have the right to vote -- and that wealthy Americans who pay more in taxes should get more votes.
by Scarce
Comment Count 48 comments on Fri Feb 14, 2014 at 07:55 AM PST with 16 Recommends
Billionaire Sam Zell stated that the very rich are being persecuted because it is politically fashionable. He also says we less than rich people should emulate the very rich - they got that way ...
by old mark
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat Feb 08, 2014 at 05:56 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Have more wealth than the bottom half (3 ½ B) people on Earth. MORE HERE:
by thinkingblue
Comment Count 8 comments on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 10:29 AM PST with 4 Recommends
Photos: The 2013 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress This morning I was in what could be considered an affluent community in the San Francisco East Bay. I was walking across a local ...
by Ray Pensador
Comment Count 37 comments on Sun Dec 08, 2013 at 01:20 AM PST with 58 Recommends
In A Raw Story article today, it was shown that a group of Occupy activists have raised some $400,000 to buy bad personal debt for pennies on the dollar, which they then forego and release the ...
by peterfallow
Comment Count 39 comments on Sun Dec 01, 2013 at 02:04 PM PST with 14 Recommends
Forbes Magazine, looking at the pile of money in the above illustration, calculated that it's worth $14.7 billion. Consider that there's 62 people who have more money than that. 16 people have ...
by PatriotismOverProfits
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Oct 31, 2013 at 02:09 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
There is an inherent tension — and obscenity — in the wildly divergent fortunes of the rich and the poor in this country, especially among our children. The growing imbalance of both wealth and ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 179 comments on Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 08:56 PM PDT with 321 Recommends
I can't possibly be the first one here with this, but let's just all enjoy this together again: If you need to know more before clicking, join me below the orange squiggly thing...
by KateCrashes
Comment Count 19 comments on Sat Oct 05, 2013 at 01:33 PM PDT with 33 Recommends
In October of 2005, Rich Karlgaard, publisher of Forbes magazine, wrote a piece called Talent Wars . In it he recalls flying on a Delta Shuttle flight with Bill Gates when he had asked him, “What ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 24 comments on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 10:01 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
What do Mark Zuckerbeg , Michael Bloomberg , and George Lucas have in common ...
by Leslie Salzillo
Comment Count 16 comments on Thu May 09, 2013 at 06:08 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
Part II to my post: Tax Havens: Owners of Anonymous Companies Exposed The secret records obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) recently laid bare the names ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 9 comments on Thu Apr 04, 2013 at 07:58 PM PDT with 10 Recommends
The top corporate executives (who for the purposes of taxes, are also considered to be "employees") usually earn far less as a percentage of their compensation as regular wages (with higher tax rates)
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 10:27 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
All polls show that members of Congress are indeed voting on issues that are most favorable to their wealthiest campaigns contributors, and are ignoring most other opinions of the majority of their ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 13 comments on Sat Mar 30, 2013 at 02:14 PM PDT with 9 Recommends