Originally Posted by Rohirrim
I guess the American people know a line of bull**** when they hear it.
NEW statistics show an ever-more-startling divergence between the fortunes of the wealthy and everybody else — and the desperate need to address this wrenching problem. Even in a country that sometimes seems inured to income inequality, these takeaways are truly stunning.
In 2010, as the nation continued to recover from the recession, a dizzying 93 percent of the additional income created in the country that year, compared to 2009 — $288 billion — went to the top 1 percent of taxpayers, those with at least $352,000 in income. That delivered an average single-year pay increase of 11.6 percent to each of these households.
You point these facts out to the dipsh*ts who vote republican, and they simply shrug and say "the super-rich deserve every penny because they're the 'job creators.'"
I think these right-wing chimps are beyond hope.
Anyone who honestly believes, when presented with multiple polls which assess opposition to cuts to SS, Medicaid, Medicare, etc., that these findings are simply an expression of a "political agenda" is hopelessly stuck in denial and delusion.