Rich 1%

Richest 1% will control 50% of wealth by 2016

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Oxfam: “85 billionaires have the same wealth as the bottom half of the world’s population.”
Dinnertime at St Pancras Workhouse, London.

Democrats need to think bigger on economic inequality

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We have an economic system designed to protect and perpetuate the concentration of wealth at the highest bracket.
How people think income is distributed vs. how it's really distributed

Five reasons to consider a Basic Guaranteed Income for all Americans

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They offer a Guaranteed Basic Income in Alaska. Why not in the lower 48 states?
Girl pulling a coal tub in mine. From official report of the parliamentary commission in the mid 19th century.

We could solve unemployment immediately if we wanted to. Read 2 “sensible” proposals.

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We could have zero unemployment today, except for one thing — the need to punish the poor.
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Poor people are intentionally getting arrested to access mental health treatment

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30% to 50% of inmates in the New York City jail system have a psychiatric diagnosis.

Kevin “Shark Tank” O’Leary: “Fantastic” that 85 people have same wealth as 3.5bn others

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O’Leary thinks it’s “fantastic” that the world’s richest 85 people have the same wealth as the poorest 3.5bn.
Free health and dental clinic by Remote Area Medical during the week of August 19, 2009, Los Angeles, California. (spirit of america /

“Texas’ Other Death Penalty“

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A look at health care in America.
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Gay groups criticized for pursuing marriage equality when people are poor

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“How is [gay] marriage going to protect you from poverty?”

Are gays selling out by seeking the right to marry?

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Some want gay rights groups to stop working on marriage, and even ENDA, and instead focus on poverty & race.
NEW YORK CITY - MAY 16: A homeless man sleeps on the streets May 16, 2010 in New York, New York. SeanPavonePhoto /

Fox thinks poverty in America is too sexy

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Fox News has a discussion about how America has so many poor because it’s too “comfortable” an option.
Mark Begich

Support Begich bill to strengthen Social Security w/o salary cap

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Finally a bill to make Social Security stronger, removing the salary cap, adjusting COLA to increase benefits.
Weekend thoughts: Cornel West and Tavis Smiley on Obama 2013

Weekend thoughts: Cornel West and Tavis Smiley on Obama 2013

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Cornel West’s & Tavis Smiley’s critique of Obama and some black media hosts from within the black community.

Romney/Ryan voters try to destroy “photo op” soup kitchen – Dems stop them

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GOP donors tried to destroy a soup kitchen where Paul Ryan held an infamous photo opp. Dems have saved them.
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