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Candidates in today’s election must either be for this or have a commitment to ending it

The maddening data on wealth inequality in America have now gotten so ridiculously out of hand that the headline for this post really does sum up what ought to be the single, defining issue in today’s election. For confirmation, check out the following amazing graphic from the good people at Inequality.org.

Wealth inequality

7 Comments


  1. Rob Schofield

    November 4, 2014 at 2:16 pm

    And no, slashing taxes and “regulations” isn’t a credible solution.

  2. Alex

    November 4, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    I keep repeating that Obamanomics has created more wealth disparity than any other president in our history. The rich have gotten much richer, and the poor have gotten much poorer. The only thing he has done well is to create more poverty. All of our stimulus has gone to big banks and Wall Street, and they have chosen not to share any of it.

  3. Alan

    November 4, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    Alex, what absolute nonsense. “Obamanomics”, what on earth do you mean? The wealth disparity in this country has been underway for some time, going back to the Reagan administration. I understand you and your ilk have a deep seated hatred of President Obama, but at least make an effort to be factual.

  4. Alex

    November 4, 2014 at 11:58 pm

    Alan, you need to go back and read your history books especially concerning the Reagan, Bush Sr. and the Clinton years. The facts speak for themselves if you would look at the economic data, and quit trying to defend the lousy record of this president.

  5. Alan

    November 5, 2014 at 7:31 am

    Alex, on the contrary, perhaps YOU should go back and read. Enlighten us all with your “facts” please, I’d love to see your “supporting data” that points to all ills being the fault of the current president. You, and the rest of the GOP, need to get over your foaming at the mouth hatred that a black man is the President of this country. You clearly have a very short, and very selective memory.

  6. Alex

    November 5, 2014 at 8:46 am

    You are one of the few still drinking the Kool-Aid Alan. A majority of folks including a lot of Democrats are leaving this president not because of his race but because of his lousy record. He hasn’t been able to get anything done, and his handling of foreign policy has been awful. Nothing that he so eloquently promised has come true, and he will leave behind a totally divided country. Keep your head in the sand if that’s what you like.

  7. Alan

    November 5, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Hasn’t been able to get anything done? Have you ever heard of Mitch McConnell? Handling of foreign policy has been awful? Have you forgotten Iraq already? Divided country? Have you forgotten Bush/Cheney/Rumsfield already?

    Alex, we get it… you, like the other kids/interns have to post here in an effort to refute and counter just about every article that appears here.

    PS. Still waiting to see your “facts” and “supporting data”.

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