Seattle resident Joe Brewer wrote this groundbreaking article How Will the 99% Deal with the Psychopaths in the 1%?. The economic elite (“the 1%”) seem to lack the normal, altruistic tendencies and emotions of most of us. They lack shame and a sense of community. Great opportunity for progressive messaging in these memes.
In 2010 Washington State voters rejected I-1098, which would have established an income tax on the wealthiest 1 or 2% of citizens. And the voters approved I-1053, which makes it very hard for legislators to eliminate unfair tax exemptions that benefit the richest corporations. In this video a middle class guy explains his votes against […]
Peace Action reports: “The House has voted to cut $36 billion from nutrition assistance programs, which would kick 2 million people off of food aid, cut benefits for 44 million more, and drop 280,000 low-income children from the free school lunch program. All part of an effort to increase the over 50% of discretionary spending […]
Why Occupy Wall Street Should Scare Republicans On the Occupy Wall Street protests: The arguments I heard from the often-articulate protesters in the park were economic, not partisan. None of the posters depicted Romney, House Speaker John Boehner or any other Republicans. Instead they said things like “Top 1% Want Everything,” “Listen to the Drumming […]