As you may know, the presidential re-election campaign of Barack Obama recently released a campaign advertisement that — correctly, according to PolitiFact — showed how Mitt Romney made himself rich as head of Bain Capital by gutting American industries, kicking Americans out of work and subjecting American workers’ hard-earned pensions to jeopardy.
The facts are […]
There were huge and dramatic May Day protests throughout Manhattan and across the country yesterday, but if you look at the front page of the New York Times, you wouldn’t know anything had happened at all. […]
Two watches. One costs just over $125. The other watch costs more than 20 times that much. What’s the difference? […]
Is it true that if we all would just do the work of cultivating a feeling of gratefulness, all our wages would go up, we would get sick less often, people would like us more, we would shake the monkeys off our backs, and sleep well at night? […]
If money isn’t really important to the Romneys, why have they collected so much of it? Why are they hoarding their wealth, instead of giving it away to people who need it? […]
It’s only 85 days until the first ballot of the Americans Elect presidential nomination, the first ever all-online presidential nomination in which a corporation will decide which candidates can run, the same corporation will run the election, and yes, the very same corporation is in charge of how the votes are counted. What else do […]
Donald Trump’s hired political spokesman, Michael Cohen, is making the rounds to news outlets in order to let it be known that Donald Trump is thinking hard about running for President under the banner of Americans Elect. Says Cohen on behalf of his boss:
“Couple Donald Trump’s name recognition with his extraordinary wealth and Americans […]
When conservative preacher Rick Warren raked in $2.4 million last December for his “Saddleback Church” (an archipelago of high-tech churches, gymnasium courts, restaurants and even a music school sitting on nine campuses of prime California real estate), the church didn’t pay a penny of tax on that income. Saddleback Church is tax-exempt despite its wealth.
A list of the 31 Democrats who signed a letter demanding that Democratic congressional leadership cave into Republican insistence on permanent tax cuts for the rich. […]
Two days ago, I prepared for today’s release of new 2009 Census income inequality data by looking at the record historically, namely the average household income of each income quintile from 1967 to 2008:
The top quintile is the fifth of the population that earned the highest income in 2008; the lowest quintile is […]
Dear Dr. Obvious,
I live in a $2.5 million, 4000 square foot house. I have a nanny to take care of my children, my cooking and my cleaning. I have a gardener to take care of my immaculate three-acre yard, and a plow man to clear my quarter-mile driveway for me. My kids have cell […]