Number ONE The shocking, immoral disparity in wealth. That, and that alone, has brought on – and sustains – all the bad that has happened to the country in recent years. Thoughtful, truly concerned people would forget any other issue, no matter how significant it might be, in order to concentrate all their time and energy on this one, vitally important, problem. A wealth tax, A WEALTH TAX!

http://www.democracynow.org/2012/9/13/headlines#9132

"U.S. Census Shows Economic Inequality Continues to WidenNew government data shows economic inequality continued to widen in the United States last year. The Census Bureau reports the richest Americans increased their share of total wealth by 4.9 percent, while the median income reached its lowest level since 1995. Some 46.2 million Americans were classified as living in poverty. The census also shows that the number of uninsured in the United States dropped for the first time in the three years, with 1.3 million people obtaining insurance."

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Alberto Ceras 2 years 50 weeks ago
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Is this a liberal site or a conservative site?

How many of us are content to do “what is done,” with little or no thought given to the possibility that “what is done” might not be “what is right?” Do we "go along" to "get along?" These lines deserve more thought than most are likely to give them:

“We owned slaves. It was what was done, and so that is what we did.”

We, not a single one of us Negroes, would have done what we were not allowed to do.”

From “The Known World” by Edward P. Jones

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