Americans See Republicans As the Party of the Rich

By: Monday August 27, 2012 12:20 pm

The American people overwhelming perceive the Republican party as the party of the rich. According to a new Pew Research poll, 63 percent think the GOP favors the wealthy while just 23 percent think it favors the middle class, and almost no one thinks the party favors the poor. By comparison there is a more equal distribution regarding what income group people think the Democratic party favors.

 

The Myth of Military Contracting

By: Saturday October 29, 2011 3:25 pm

The war industry stood back with glee when it released a shoddy study that produced the sought-after deceptive headlines about defense spending, the magic sauce of job creation. There was no balance to these reports, and the War Industry should know, because they funded it!

The Rich Are Different: They Don’t Need to Follow Tax Law

By: Tuesday January 25, 2011 3:17 pm

The incredibly rich aren’t like you and me, they don’t need to worry about breaking the law. . . because the I.R.S. is now handing out amnesty like candy.

Taking on Trickle-Down Economics: The Public Rejects Conservative Tax Cuts as a Means of Economic Stimulus

By: Thursday September 16, 2010 2:00 pm

The public is widely opposed to the idea of extending tax cuts for the rich. One wouldn’t know this, however, from listening to Republicans in the media who frame the public as conservative on economic issues.

Mind the Gap: U.S. Wage Disparity Worst Among 30 Nations

By: Thursday October 23, 2008 1:30 pm

Looks like the dictum, “Work hard and get ahead,” is another myth gone bust, along with the other pretty bubbles that make up the American Dream.

A new three-year study deflates the notion of social mobility in the United States. Because the gap between the wealthiest and poorest is larger in the United States than in 30 other developed nations, our ability to improve our economic status is less than that of the United Kingdom.

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