Sanders reveals shocking facts about wealth inequality in America

Rich-poor inequality, cartoon

Congresswoman quits Democratic National Committee, endorses Bernie Sanders: here.

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Bernie thinks wealth and income inequality is so important, he made this video to lay out all the major points regarding the dwindling middle class, the state of the wealth and income gaps today, and lays out how we might build a more equitable economy for all.

Acknowledging Disparity of Wealth & Opportunity in America

The first step is to acknowledge that America has a problem. A structural economic inequality problem.

Does this have something to do with the 99% thing?

Absolutely. Today, the United States sees vast inequalities in both income (what we get paid) and wealth (everything we own). While some inequality is expected in any economy — and is perhaps even healthy — the U.S. today has inequalities allowing those at the top to amass (and keep) huge estates, while 22 percent of children live below the poverty line. Adults can work 40 hours a week and still not…

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51 thoughts on “Sanders reveals shocking facts about wealth inequality in America

  1. When I first decided to run for president, my greatest fear was that if I were to run a poor campaign or did not do well, that it would be a setback not just for me, but for the ideas driving our campaign.

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    Bernie Sanders


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  3. The Democratic Establishment: corrupt, mendacious sellouts.

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    These are the losers who have taken us from +83 to -59 in the House, in just six years. Including the biggest wipeout for the Democratic Party in more than 100 years.

    Six years ago, the Democrats controlled 16 state governments (House/Senate/Governor), and the Republicans controlled eight. The party bigwigs – these are the losers who now have left us with control of only seven state governments, while the Republicans control 27. They have taken us from +8 to -20, in just six years.

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    What’s at stake? Justice, equality, compassion and peace. Your future, my future, and our children’s future.

    Actors sometimes ask directors, “what’s my motivation?” Well, there it is. That’s your motivation.

    Courage — now and forever,

    Alan Grayson

    “It was a dark, dark night of the collective soul.”

    – Don Henley, “In the Garden of Allah” (1995).


  4. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) didn’t sugarcoat things Sunday morning when discussing the results of Saturday night’s Democratic primary in South Carolina, where Hillary Clinton defeated him by a margin of 73 percent to 26 percent.

    “We got decimated,” he said on ABC’s This Week. “We got decimated. The only positive thing for us is we won … the 29 years of age and younger vote. And that was good. But we got killed.”

    Sanders attempted to spin his loss during an appearance on CBS’ “Face The Nation” by pointing to the Clintons’ history in the state.

    “Remember, this is their fourth campaign in South Carolina,” he said. “Two for Bill Clinton, two for Hillary Clinton. They had it well organized, they did well and I congratulate them. We came into that state at something like 7 percent, 8 percent in the polls.”


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