Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Shout Out to the "Occupiers"

The biggest problem we face is the income inequality divide. You would be remissed to not know that currently the top 10% of our population owns 71% of the wealth, while the bottom 40% own less than 1% of the wealth. Redistribution of wealth is the first step toward fixing this country. Even if we bring economic growth back up to pre-crisis levels, if we don't fix the income inequality the money will continue to funnel to the wealthy elite and we will slowly approach a plutocracy. 

(I agree with a lot of journalists covering this spectacle though, in that the "Occupiers" really haven't developed a concrete message as to what they specifically want Washington to do. Their motive is clear, but they need to start making demands.)

Now it's up to you decide.... 

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