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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Plutocracy Now

Just discovered this post at Mother Jones, and borrowed their title.  The post has a series of graphs demonstrating the enormous wealth inequality in this country, and how the super-wealthy have confiscated the vast majority of all national wealth generated over the past few decades.

The one showing Share of Federal Tax Revenues  almost looks as if it were lifted directly from a post at this blog from February - even the color scheme is the same.  Well, it's not quite identical- theirs has a shorter time span.  But it sure caught my eye.

Anyway, you should go check it out.  If you've been paying attention, you won't be surprised.

H/T to Randi Rhodes.

1 comment:

BadTux said...

If you've been paying attention, you won't be surprised.

Yeppers, looks like our oligarchs are doing a *fine* job of turning this nation into a third world hellhole where there's only two kinds of people -- the filthy rich, and the serfs.

- Badtux the Serfin' USA Penguin