I remember being an idealistic kid/teenager and putting faith in the shit I picked up in civics and social studies classes. Money ruins everything.
Incomes for the bottom 90 percent of Americans only grew by $59 on average between 1966 and 2011 (when you adjust those incomes for inflation), according to an analysis by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston for Tax Analysts. During the same period, the average income for the top 10 percent of Americans rose by $116,071, Johnston found.
To put that into perspective: if you say the $59 boost is equivalent to one inch, then the incomes of the top 10 percent of Americans rose by 168 feet, Johnston explained to Alternet last week.
Welp, this economic system seems to be working perfectly. I look forward to more privileged white people explaining why this is a desirable outcome for everyone.
Fucking swine. Sharpen your pitchforks.
Man, I support this wholeheartedly. There’s no way it would happen but by by-goddamn-well ought to. Fuck these swine.
Go sign it! Make your friends and family sign it!