Posts Tagged ‘income’

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We are ruled today by billionaire psychopaths who have captured the government, the regulatory processes, the foreign policies, and the tax code. Both parties are responsible, and it’s a fairly straight line to hell.

#PLUTOCRACY

#OLIGARCHY

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U.S. Humanitarian Aid Going to ISIS
truckloads of U.S. and Western aid has been flowing into territory controlled by the jihadists, assisting them to build their terror-inspiring “caliphate.”

Not only that, they’re paying cash bribes to the head chopping jihadists in order to allow the shipments through.

. It is funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development, European donors, and the United Nations.

Oh, yeah…

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“The convoys have to be approved by ISIS and you have to pay them: The bribes are disguised and itemized as transportation costs,” says an aid coordinator who spoke to The Daily Beast on the condition he not be identified in this article.

Paying off ISIS is technically “material support for terrorism” a crime here in the US. Anyone besides the government who does it goes to prison (or worse).Another indicator of the glaring fraud this entire fiasco truly is.

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Super rich are getting super richer

“Data confirm that the shares of income and wealth held by affluent families are at modern historically high levels,” the report said. “The gains in income and wealth shares have been concentrated among the top few percentiles.”

The report also looked at Americans’ earnings. While the median income of all Americans fell by 5% between 2010 and 2013, the mean income increased by 4%. That means gains by the wealthiest segment of the population pulled up the average.

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Rolling Stone with the reality check (mate):

1. New income generated since 2009 that has gone to the top 1 percent: 95 percent

2. Financial wealth controlled by the bottom 60 percent of all Americans: 2.3 percent

3. Record combined wealth of the top 400 richest Americans: $2,000,000,000,000

4. Real decline in median middle-class incomes since 1999: $5,000

5. Percentage of Hispanic and African-American children living in poverty, respectively: 33.8 percent; 36.7 percent

6. Amount that food stamps will be cut in 2014: $5 billion

7. Federal minimum wage: $7.25

8. What the minimum wage would be if it had kept pace with gains in worker productivity since 1968: $21.72

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Amanda Palmer gives a very inspiring talk on the new paradigm for success in the Twitter / Kickstarter age.


 

This is a political ad by Justice Party candidate for president Rocky Anderson that exposes Obama’s betrayals and Romney’s sociopathic plans to raise taxes on the poor and cut them even further for the rich.

https://ted.com/talks/view/id/1253

“Richard Wilkinson charts the hard data on economic inequality, and shows what gets worse when rich and poor are too far apart: real effects on health, lifespan, even such basic values as trust.”