(That’s seven times more than the budget deficits of all 50 states combined)January 20, 2011 “Commondreams
U.S. GDP has quintupled since 1980, and we all contributed to that success. It’s not unreasonable to say that upper-middle class families should have maintained the same size of their slice of pie.
But if earnings since 1980 were based on this measure of productiveness, the richest 1% of Americans would be making $1 trillion less per year.
A trillion dollars a year. That’s more than we spend on the entire military.
A trillion dollars a year. That’s seven times more than the budget deficits of all 50 states combined. Many states have been forced to cut police forces and teachers to balance their budgets.
A trillion dollars a year. Yet Congress just voted to continue the Bush tax cuts….
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