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20

Dec

Why are record numbers of Americans on food stamps? Because record numbers of Americans are in poverty. Why are people falling through the cracks? Because there are cracks to fall through. It is simply astonishing that in this rich nation more than 21 million Americans are still in need of full-time work, many of them running out of jobless benefits, while our financial class pockets record profits, spends lavishly on campaigns to secure a political order that serves its own interests, and demands that our political class push for further austerity. Meanwhile, roughly 46 million Americans live at or below the poverty line and, with the exception of Romania, no developed country has a higher percent of kids in poverty than we do. Yet a study by scholars at Northwestern University and Vanderbilt finds little support among the wealthiest Americans for policy reforms to reduce income inequality.

Bill Moyers, "Who’s Really Waging the Class War?" (via holygoddamnshitballs)

"with the exception of Romania, no developed country has a higher percent of kids in poverty than we do."

(via progressivefriends)

16

Jun

(Source: charlietotherescue)

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Feb

05

Oct

Evidently it is only “class warfare” when one goes after wealthy political donors; it is merely deficit reduction when cutting jobs programs, slashing education, killing healthcare reform, and moving environment-spoiling industry into poor communities.

NYT commenter on this post about Mitt Romney describing the Occupy Wall Street protests as “dangerous” and “class warfare”.

Also, describing peaceful protest as “dangerous”, Mitt? Last time I checked, the First Amendment was still in the Bill of Rights.

(via downlo)

28

Sep

If asking a millionaire to pay the same tax rate as a plumber or a teacher makes me a class warrior, a warrior for the middle class, I will accept that; I’ll wear that as a badge of honor,” Mr. Obama said. “Because the only class warfare I’ve seen is the battle that’s been waged against the middle class in this country for a decade now.

19

Sep

phillipamerica:

cornachio:

Between his Jobs plan & his proposed tax hike on the wealthy, I’m starting to remember why I love our president. HOPE, CHANGE, & PROGRESS!

I never forgot why I loved him, but this just makes me love him more.

I have to admit I’m mostly reblogging this for the gifs.

(Source: thesoapboxschtick)

18

Sep

Translation.

"Let’s all pay our fair share."

Republican translation:

"Class warfare."