“The growing concentration of the world’s wealth has been highlighted by a report showing that the 26 richest billionaires own as many assets as the 3.8 billion people who make up the poorest half of the planet’s population.”
Charity calls for 1% wealth tax, saying it would raise enough to educate every child not in school
-34 percent of all American workers made less than $20,000 last year.
-48 percent of all American workers made less than $30,000 last year.
-59 percent of all American workers made less than $40,000 last year.
-68 percent of all American workers made less than $50,000 last year.
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Well maybe 50% of Americans should “work harder”!! So then Bill, warren, and Jeff can have even more money
“the country’s three richest individuals—Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Jeff Bezos—collectively hold more wealth than the bottom 50% of the domestic population”
Collectively, the billionaires on the Forbes 400 hold more wealth than the bottom 64% of America, “more people than the populations of Mexico and Canada combined.”
Japan has about 45% of the Population of the United States, about 50% of the Workforce and is an Economic powerhouse, fourth largest Economy in the World.
Around 65% of Healthcare spending through Medicare, Medicaid, The Veterans Administration and other Publically funded programs in the United States are funded by the Federal/State Governments.
“A total of 57 candidates, 53 of them Democrats, have signed a pledge circulated by Activate Virginia, a progressive organizing group started by a former Bernie Sanders delegate. “
More than 50 Democrats running for the Virginia House of Delegates have signed a pledge saying they will “never” accept campaign contributions from Dominion or Appalachian Power, a sign of