The rich are getting richer & the poor are getting poorer

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A new study by the New York Times reveals that some of the wealthiest CEOs in America saw their paychecks grow twice as fast as workers in 2011. The median pay for America’s 200 highest paid CEOs jumped up 5% to $14.5 million. Meanwhile, worker pay rose by just a mere 2.8%. Now – Fortune 500 CEOs make 380 times more than their average workers and have seen their pay increase 127 times faster than their workers since Reagan moved into the White House.

Despite all of this – there’s a bankster like Mitt Romney running for the President – who’s pledging to give even bigger tax cuts to his rich friend on Wall Street – while giving austerity to the rest of us. America already resembles a banana republic – but if Romney wins – then the transformation will be complete.

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The rich vs poor is no class war,it`s really a culture war. It`s "survival of the fittest vs democracy",who has the higher moral ground? You cannot solve a problem until you understand it.

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The GOP war on workers has killed again...

It’s time to stop the conservative's war on working people in America.

Since the birth of our nation, conservatives have always been wary of average working-class Americans having too much political or economic power. John Adams, the second President of the United States and a Federalist (precursor to today’s Republicans), was very wary of the working class, which he referred to as “the rabble.”

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