An increasingly significant part of the population became aware of the fact that behind all the talk about miraculous economic growth, there was nothing in it for them.
"I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things. I do not want to live in a world where everything I do and say is recorded. That is not something I am willing to support or live under."
Corporate welfare is offensive — drug companies getting Congress to ban Medicare negotiating bulk discounts on prices, Big Oil protecting billions in subsidies, multinationals hoarding a couple of trillion dollars abroad to avoid paying taxes, and much more.
In 1983 the poorest 47% of America had 2.5 percent of the nation’s wealth. In 2009 the poorest 47% of America owned ZERO PERCENT of the nation’s wealth (their debt exceeded their assets). by Paul Buchelt AlterNet http://www.alternet.org/economy/five-ugly-extremes-inequality-america-contrasts-will-drop-your-chin-floor The first step is to learn the facts, and then to get...