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"Time To Make A Choice": Huge Wealth Gap Caused Backlash Before And May Again

A majority of the Supreme Court decided last week that the First Amendment protects the right of individuals to pour as much as $3.6 million into a political party or $800,000 into a political campaign. 709 more words

Tea-party

"GOP’s Clueless Ploy To Woo Women": Accuse Them Of Whining And Lying!

If you liked GOP messaging on contraception – from Rush Limbaugh’s attacks on Sandra Fluke to Mike Huckabee insisting women who support the ACA’s contraception mandate “cannot control their libidos” – you’ll love the latest Republican campaign against pay equity, newly minted for Equal Pay Day. 786 more words

GOP

"An Invitation To Oligarchy": McCutcheon, And The Vicious Cycle Of Concentrated Wealth And Political Power

If wealth and income weren’t already so concentrated in the hands of a few, the shameful “McCutcheon” decision by the five Republican appointees to the Supreme Court wouldn’t be as dangerous. 434 more words

Democracy

"Billionaires’ Crybaby Club": Someone Get These Whiners A Bottle!

Does being super-wealthy make you extra susceptible to self-pity today? That’s the only conclusion we can draw from an epidemic of self-pitying American billionaires decrying their persecution by “despots,” and the “Kristallnacht” of rising concern about income inequality, over just the last few months. 779 more words

Economic Inequality

How Do We Break Out of Our Economic Rut?

The U.S. economy is in a rut. On the one hand, growth is stagnant, unemployment is high and huge deficits are leading to massive debt. On the other hand our population has an increasing number of retirees and also an increasing number of low income (often immigrant and minority) service workers. 327 more words

Jack Heidel

"The New Billionaire Political Bosses": Political Power Tends To Rise To Where The Money Is

Charles and David Koch should not be blamed for having more wealth than the bottom 40 percent of Americans put together. Nor should they be condemned for their petrochemical empire. 877 more words

Republicans

"America’s Taxation Tradition": Public Policy Should Seek To Limit Inequality For Political As Well As Economic Reasons

As inequality has become an increasingly prominent issue in American discourse, there has been furious pushback from the right. Some conservatives argue that focusing on inequality is unwise, that taxing high incomes will cripple economic growth. 765 more words

Republicans