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Mind the Gap!

Talking to the Rich About Wealth Disparity

Dec 02, 2011 | By Matthew Shuster

We all understand intuitively why people with the least amount of wealth should be upset by huge and growing disparity in the United States, but what about that 1%? Or the 0.1%?

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The Vatican and Occupy Wall Street Agree on a Just Economy

Nov 10, 2011 | By Shannon Hughes

In the Center for American Progress's blog, Jake Paysour examines the shared priorities of the #Occupy, or OWS, movement and the note released by the vatican late in October. He notes the moral nature of our economic crisis, writing:

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Income Gap Continues to Widen – Shouldn’t It Be Decreasing?

Oct 21, 2011 | By Matthew Shuster

The wealth gap in the United States has grown larger, and the ugly beast is not done growing.

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Occupy Together: Mind the Gap! Hits the Streets

Oct 07, 2011 | By Shannon Hughes

We are citizens, professionals, students, activists, parents, unemployed workers, voters, and the underrepresented who represent the 99%. We are interested in separating money from politics and improving the country’s infrastructure to fix healthcare, education, environment and the economy . . . Together, we can shift power away from the top 1% and back to the people.”

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The Reality of Tax Breaks for Wealthy Businesses and Individuals

Sep 29, 2011 | By Matthew Shuster

I attended a lunch meeting in the Russell Senate Office Building entitled “Are Investment Incentives Necessary in Corporate Tax Reform?” with Donald Marron, the director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, Rob Atkinson, from the Technology and Innovation Foundation, and Michelle Hanlon, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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“Class Warfare” – What Nonsense

Sep 23, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

How appalling that the cry of “class warfare!” is currently drowning out reasonable people who say that all groups in our nation should pay our fair share in taxes -- and that includes millionaires and billionaires!

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HuffPost Reveals More on Wealth Gap

Sep 16, 2011 | By Eric Gibble

Take a look at this new post (“Wealth Gap: How Far Apart Are The Bottom 50 Percent And The Top 1 Percent? “) on Huffington Post. Excerpts appear below.

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Can the Middle Class Be Saved?

Aug 17, 2011 | By Shannon Hughes

"The ease with which the rich and well educated have shrugged off the recession shouldn’t be surprising; strong winds have been at their backs for many years. The recession, meanwhile, has restrained wage growth and enabled faster restructuring and offshoring, leaving many corporations with lower production costs and higher profits—and their executives with higher pay."

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Have You Signed Our Wealth Gap Petition Yet?

If not, please sign the petition to President Obama now. Read more

Blog: Ways to Address Budget Deficits AND the Wealth Gap

Jun 27, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

Despite political posturing by some, we are encouraged by the growing realization that addressing our nation’s wealth gap AND budget deficits must include much-needed reforms of tax code provisions that currently “blow out the deficit and enable big earners to avoid paying their fair shares” (Washington Post, 6/26/11).

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