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Eleven charts that explain what's wrong with America.

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posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 07:15 PM
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A huge share of the nation's economic growth over the past 30 years has gone to the top one-hundredth of one percent, who now make an average of $27 million per household. The average income for the bottom 90 percent of us? $31,244.



The 2007 data (the most current) doesn't reflect the impact of the housing market crash. In 2007, the bottom 60% of Americans had 65% of their net worth tied up in their homes. The top 1%, in contrast, had just 10%. The housing crisis has no doubt further swelled the share of total net worth held by the superrich.


It's the Inequality, Stupid
motherjones.com...
edit on 3-10-2011 by Jezus because: (no reason given)




posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 07:35 PM
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Follow the OWS twitter feed eh? ;D,
I saw that the other day
Its scary isn't it? That seems like a good enough reason to take to the streets. All the people who argue against it are blind to the facts before them or are too self absorbed to give a damn



posted on Oct, 3 2011 @ 08:00 PM
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Are those charts truly a suprise to anybody? What else can you expect when a nation's government becomes too closely connected to it's own huge corporations. We were warned in the 1800's that these things would come to pass in America if centralized banks became too powerful. Lo and behod, those warnings have come to fruition.



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