“Many people don’t understand our country’s problem of concentration of income and wealth because they don’t see it. People just don’t understand how much wealth there is at the top now. The wealth at the top is so extreme that it is beyond most people’s ability to comprehend. If people understood just how concentrated wealth has become in our country and the effect it has on our politics, our democracy and our people, they would demand our politicians do something about it.” (Source)
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It’s good to be rich in America - Share of nation's Income Gains Going to Top 1 Percent at Highest Level Since 1920s --- (Graph 2 of 2)
Record low tax rates during the Bush tax era have been good to the top 1%, now if they would only invest all that money. I guess the economist are right, no business will hire just because they are given tax cuts. So much for Trickle Down magic.
One more tax cut for the rich and we'll be right back where we were just before the Great Depression. The last time the rich and mega-rich stepped in and bought up America for pennies on the dollar.
The Top 1 Percent Are Taking In More Of The Nation’s Income Than At Any Other Time Since The 1920s: Not only are the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans taking home a tremendous portion of the national income, but their share of this income is greater than at any other time since the Great Depression, as the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities illustrates in this chart using 2007 data:
The real reason why the Super Rich hate Obama: He is calling them out for fairness, so they call him a socialist. As you can see, the Income Differential between 1923-1929 (pre-Great Depression) is similar to how it was 2002-2007 (pre-Great Recession). Our country flourishes best when the Middle Class grows at a similar rate to the elite class... Mitt Romney has pledged to make this income inequality greater, and to further lower taxes on the super rich, and raise taxes on the middle class.
Income distribution...Great Depression & Great Recession
REAGANOMICS did not work...QUIT SUBSIDIZING the RICH with our TAX DOLLARS!!! CUT THESE PIGS FROM TAX PAYER MONEY!!!!
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Daddy, why is that stuff "trickling down" yellow?
'That stuff trickling down on you isn't money!'
That stuff trickling down on you...
And they tend to ramble on, don't they?
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Inspirational quote, Wise men talk because they have something to say; Fools, because they have to say something. Plato.
♥♥♥ | "Wise men talk, because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something." | Quote: Plato | #Wise #Words #Quote #Plato
Wise Words to Live By | Wise Men Say Only Fools Rush In! | #life #quote #lifequote #words #wordstoliveby #wisewords #wordsofwisdom.
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Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something. Plato #quotes #philosophy
#Wise men talk because they have something to say; #Fools because they have to say somethin / Los #hombres #sabios hablan porque tienen algo que decir; los #tontos porque tiene que decir algo #Plato #quote
so true and one of my favorite quotes
Wise Men vs Fools : Plato Quote
Plato quote that is so true :)
So this is how democracy dies. -- http://upwr.me/2010lobbying
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Sounds like your brand of dry humor......the buck stops when people lie on it in the gutter (please excuse my Americanisms).
According to republicans it's the elderly and the poor that are destroying America. I suggest that maybe it's mega-rich corporations that have bought the heart and soul of the Republican Party. The plan, to be released Tuesday, calls for a controversial overhaul of Medicare, the health care program for seniors, and imposes deep cuts in Medicaid, which provides health benefits to low-income Americans, according to House Republican sources with knowledge of the proposal.
According to republicans it's the elderly and the poor that are destroying America. I suggest that maybe it's mega-rich corporations that have bought the heart and soul of the Republican Party.
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“Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes don’t see as well and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.” The Velveteen Rabbit
"Generally, by the time you are real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes don’t see as well and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. "But these things don’t matter at all,...
“Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes don’t see as well and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.” I understand the heart of a person - the body is only the carrier for the spirit - look at the spirit! - The Velveteen Rabbit❤️❤️
“Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes don’t see as well and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.” - The Velveteen Rabbit. Love that book..... .........but, we see hope for the our future reading what Jehovah's will truly is in his word, the Bible. LOVE Job 33:25 !
Still Beautiful | by LauraParente You become. It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in the joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand –The Velveteen Rabbit
"The problem is that people with closed minds always have open mouths" via Jenny Jen. Thanks!
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"El problema de las mentes cerradas es que siempre tienen la boca abierta." ("The problem with closed-minded people is that they always have their mouths open.")
El problema de las mentes cerradas es que siempre tienen la boca abierta / No a los juicios y prejuicios contra las MUJERES!
The problem with closed minds is that they have open mouths (translated it myself:))
El problema de las mentes cerradas es qu siempre tienen la boca abierta!!!
The problem with the closed minded is that they always have an open mouth
The problem is that people with closed minds always have open mouths.
So true. Closed minds, open mouths. How about closed mouths too?
The problem is that closed minds always have the open mouth
El problema de las mentes cerradas...
The White House on
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Here are 11 facts about the two plans and what's at stake for middle-class families, according to the Whitehouse.
11 facts about the tax debate.... 1. nearly $1 TRILLION would be added to our deficit over 10 years under the Republican's proposal 2. only 2 % of American households will benefit from the Republican's proposal
Twitter / whitehouse: 11 Facts about the tax debate...ONLY THE TOP 2% BENEFIT FROM REPUBLICAN PLAN!!
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11 Facts About the Tax Debate | The White House
Infographic: 11 Facts About the Tax Debate
11 Facts about the tax debate: ...
Check off 1-10. We are now on #11. Fascism accomplished and nobody noticed. Welcome to the New World Order! Love, The Bilderbergers
Wake Up America, Step 11, Quote, Gun Control
I am seeing this all over Pinterest as people pretending President Obama is guilty of these things. Am I mistaken, or is this almost a verbatim account of George W Bush's presidency? http://civilliberty.about.com/od/waronterror/tp/Civil-Liberties-War-on-Terror-History-Timeline.htm
11 steps to fascism... 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10...all that's left is 11 and they're working on that...time to wake up America!!!!!
11 steps to fascism... 1,2,4,6 and 10 Check!... we are half way there!! Time to wake up America
11 steps to fascism..1,2,4,6 and 10 Check!..we are half way there!!.[Also Consider: #3.Obama says we need: "Civilian National Security Force" & Has trained "Homeland Security Youths" #5.Colin Powell & Anderson Cooper a Start? # 7.Obama started this with his 23 E.O.'s re: gun control stating "individual" be questioned #8.Controls Liberal press,Degrades Fox News,Conservative talk programs etc #9.His speeches,ie:"last term" Speech & Before signing 23 E.O.'s on gun control..CLOSER THAN WE THINK.csw]
11 steps to fascism... 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9 and 10. Wake up, America!
UMMMM were on to step 11 WAAAAAAAAKKKKKKKEEEEE UPPPPP!!!!!!!
sound familiar? gun control is the only thing left....
11steps to Fascism.
So true <3
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Develop an attitude of gratitude and be kind to all who you encounter on a daily basis. You don't need a reason to help people.
"You don't need a reason to help people". So true. More people should read this, reread this, and then read it again.
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So true ♥, but you dont need a reason to help people buy drugs to kill themselves or sleep the whole day so that they forget how wonderful life is
Random Quotes Of The Day. You dont need a reason to help people. You don't need laws.
Random Quotes Of The Day. You dont need a reason to help people.
So true <3 you dont need a reason to help people
Random acts of kindness. No reason needed! :)
Every developed country in the world provides healthcare to all citizens. Except one. It's not something to be proud of and it has nothing to do with "freedom". If they can do it, we can do it. It's not "impossible" like the GOP says. All of these countries have proven it.
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Every developed country in the world provides healthcare to all All of these countries have proven it works. Why do the GOP keep trying to destroy "Obamacare"? Is it just because they hate our President?
Every developed country in the world provides healthcare to its citizens, except one. Our lack of care for each other is not something to be proud of and not providing basic healthcare for our citizens has nothing to do with "freedom." If they can do it, we can do it. It's not impossible. All of these countries have proven it.
Every developed country in the world cares about and provides healthcare to ALL of its citizens on an ability to pay basis, except one. But could we really trust the U.S. to effectively operated universal healthcare? With how they operate everything else, I think not!
Every developed country in the world provides healthcare to all citizens. Except one which screams socialism at the slightest hint of reform.
Every developed country in the world provides healthcare to all of its citizens. Except one. Guess who?? Clearly, we are country that is run by the corporations and NOT run "By the People"...
Every developed country in the world provides healthcare to all citizens. Except one..And people tell Bernie it just can't be done! Why not?
Every developed country provides Universal Healthcare to its citizens. Expect one...Can you guess which one?
List of dates at which major developed countries have adopted universal healthcare...I hope to see us on this list.
guess the only developed nation without universal health coverage...
Love of Country.
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Why is Edward Snowden, the NSA Leaker, a Badass? http://lessydyana.me/this-is-why-edward-snowden-is-being-viewed-as-a-legend
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This Is what love for a country is . #edward #snowden #cia #freespeech #edwardsnowden #free #anonymous
Why is Edward Snowden, the NSA Leaker, a Badass?...Please Follow me - Thank you #funny #lol #lmao
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Here Is Why Edward Snowden As A Legend (21 Photos)
True Patriotism - funny pictures #funnypictures
Why is Edward Snowden, the NSA Leaker, a Badass?
For Love of Country- Edward Snowden.
aboriginal australians too
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open mind: consider perspective: illegal immigration is not a new problem. Native Americans used to call it White people.
Americans are often told that they are the illegal immigrants because they took the native Americans land when they "Discovered" America. And killed thousands of native Americans to expand their land.
Today immigration is a problem on the rise in society. Americans believed that illegal immigrants are the problem. Americans have immigrated to the US in the past. They took the Native Americans land and killed many of their kind just so the Americans can discover the US.
Illegal immigration is not a new problem. Native Americans used to call it white people....
you were once illegal immigrants too, and look at how much destruction that has cuased
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White people, the original illegal immigrants.
native american quotes ..
Lol so true !!!
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Vote! VOTE THE GOP OUT in 2014! Get your PHOTO VOTER ID NOW! They will try to stop us any way they can!
Vote..Pay attention...change is happening in the states, at the state level....Koch money is paying for this, and we don't even know about it....This is Real....vote blue.
The real change isn't happening at the federal level. It's happening in the states. Republican Governors are our REAL threat.
This is probably the most important thing to understand about politics today. Make sure you're registered to vote. This next election is too important.
The real change isn't happening at the federal level. It's happening in the states. Why we need to VOTE them out come November !!!!
The real change isn't happening at the federal level. It's happening in the states. --- ... by DGA Action, www.democraticgovernors.org,
This is probably the most important thing to understand about politics today. Research local elections and VOTE.
The real change isn't happening at the federal level. It's happening in the states. Gov Perry is no longer governor of Texas. He's now been replaced by Greg Abbot...same agenda, more pig-headedness.
Defeating Republican governors matters
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SO TRUE! I want people to know God loves them. God loves everyone. He doesn't like what we do sometimes, but He loves us with an everlasting love. PRAISE God. This right here is what Christians should be about. "Jesus loves porn stars, but you can't be a porn star for Jesus". Pastor Dale Stevenson.
YES! So true! In the bible it doesn't say "Love thy neighbor, except..." God loves everyone and we need to do the same!
Remember this because God did not say, love thy neighbor that is exactly like you. He said love thy neighbor that is not. It is not your responsibility to hate, it is your duty to love.
Love thy neighbor. Love may die at the very moment we start giving definitions, start comparing...... The thought found in Joseph Campbell book "The myths to live by"
Love Thy Neighbor... Who is Thy Neighbor... It is Who You Are and Who I AM.... Many.... Is Who We "Think" We Are.... ONE We "Know" We Are But Most Do Not Really "KNOW". To "Remember" & "KNOW" Who You Are, all one need do is inquire "Who AM I?" The TRUTH Shall Be Revealed by The "ONE"... that "Who You Are" is... "I AM". Paradoxically Simple! ~ Lynn
Love Thy Neighbor t-shirt. I wish I could find out where to get one!
Best shirt ever - "love thy... neighbour"
Love Thy Neighbor thoughtful-words
cool t-shirt #truth #beJesus
Background checks for ALL people buying guns, not just 40%!
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Background checks for ALL people buying guns? What's wrong with that? After all it's the PEOPLE who kill not the guns, so check out the people. Kinda hypocritical twisted thinkingg of the American govt
If you are against background checks, what are YOU hiding? Gun freaks are sure paranoid. Hmmmm.....
Background checks for ALL people buying guns, not just 40%! (Good response to this stupid excuse for an argument)
Background checks for ALL people buying guns? What's wrong with that? If you go to buy a gun, are you afraid for anyone to know who you are? Hmmmm ~ it seems to me the very people who object to a background check are the very ones who need one.
Universal background checks on people, and larger fines for those who sell their guns on the black market and who don't report lost/stolen guns.
Universal background checks on PEOPLE! And I personally want to know that anyone with a gun is mentally and emotionally healthy enough to not turn into a "terrorist" with a gun because of road rage or because the neighbor has his music too loud or any other conflict situation. Or because the gun owner is a racist or sexist bigot! I think gun owners need to have a class in anger management and in conflict resolution.
Background checks for ALL people buying guns, not just 40%! Gun control
People with guns kill people, so background checks are necessary!
#Gunsense #NotOneMore #UniteBlue
~ VP Henry Wallace, speaking of American fascists
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Vice President Henry Wallace ... dude was a seer, apparently, since this is more relevant than ever ... - -Truth never goes out of style & for the GOP supporters using this as some comment against Pres. Obama , VP Henry Wallace was a Democrat talking directly to corporatist (aka lots more GOP than Dems)
Vice President Henry Wallace - 33rd VP of the USA (1941–1945) - on the-then threat of American Fascists.
Vice President Henry Wallace on American Fascists. (FDR's VP and an amazing man...you can read about him in "The Seeds We Sow; Kindness in a Hungry World")
Vice President Henry Wallace on American Fascists. This is exactly what the blissful ignorant crackpots doing!! They are crippling all of our freedoms, and telling us it's government who needs to direct our lives!!
Vice President Henry Wallace Speaking of American Fascists---He was right. Our government is fascism! Very scary!
Vice President Henry Wallace on American Fascists. He could have been talking about the current US Government.
Vice President Henry Wallace on American Fascists. This has been going on for a very, very long time, and it's just getting worse. Maybe it is time for a revolution.
Vice President Henry Wallace on American Fascism.
Henry Wallace quotes
Good advice that will get other people to listen to you and respect your opinions & activism.
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No you don't... One of my favorite quotes of all time... Wish some people understood the true meaning of this quote!
So true...so many on shaky ground - just read the comments after any news story or issue on the internet. Talk about 'not open to any agreement'!!
Hold your ground with grace Facebook: http://on.fb.me/Y86UBd Google+ http://bit.ly/10l37o8 Twitter: http://bit.ly/Y86TgB #Quotes #Sayings #I... So True!!!
so true. when the truth doesn't work for some people they resort to poor behavior.
so true. Some governments should remember this one
So #Inspirational quotes #Motivation quotes
Some people need to remember this...
Know some people who could use this.
simply be kind...always
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Democracy vs. Republic. A lot of Americans don't realize that we love in a Constitutional Republic, not a Democracy.
Democracy vs Republic: Learn it. Know it. Love it. The difference is vast and as important as the very air we breathe.
Democracy vs. Republic : "“I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
Amen!! The USA is a "Constitutional Republic"... Get it straight!!!! There is a BIG difference between democracy & a republic. Too many people think we are a Democracy, we are NOT a Democracy. Although we do have a small amount of Democracy in the form of suffrage (the way we elect our officials), but that's it. All in all, we are a Republic!! Democracy would allow 51% of the people to take a right away from 49%. It's mob rule and not a very good thing.
Democracy vs Republic: In a Democracy, the majority rules. If the majority decided that wanted your bike. They could take it. In a Republic, your bike is you property and you do not owe it to anyone. It cannot be taken against your will, by law. America is a Constitutional Republic. Therefore, the Constitution is the law by which we are supposed to be protected. In a Republic, the individual is protected FROM the majority, by Constitutional law. A Constitutional Republic is what we were given.
Democracy vs. Republic. America is a Constitutional Republic.
Constitutional republic vs. democracy
Democracy vs. republic
I don't care who you vote for, but people fought and died to get our right to vote. use it,
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Use your rights, please don't take them for granted. Women have died for the life we are blessed to live
Calling ALL Women!!! #Vote .. We Need You! -- Why would any American woman choose not to vote? The stakes are so high.
WOMEN! VOTE the GOP OUT in NOV! Yes, I agree with the previous pinner!!
Come on, that's twenty MILLION! Have a say in your own lives, women!
Make a difference! We can do this! WOMEN - PAY ATTENTION!!!!!!!!!
VOTE baby VOTE. R u Registered Baby?
WOMEN! VOTE the GOP OUT in 2016...
Women: Register now & VOTE!!!