Inequality For All.....

  • TannerMasseur

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    Oct 12, 2013 4:13 AM GMT
    In this timely & entertaining documentary, noted economic policy expert Robert Reich takes on the enormous question of what has been happening to our economy. In the wake of the financial crisis & the recent rise of the Occupy movement, the issue of income inequality has gained unprecedented public awareness. Over the last 30 years, the U.S. economy itself doubled. But those gains went to a very few: the top 1% of earners now take in more than 20% of all income---3 times what they did in 1970. While this level of inequality poses a serious risk to all Americans, regardless of income level, much of the rhetoric on this subject has been fueled by anger & resentment from a frustrated middle class who feel their birthright---the American Dream---has been taken away from them. Enter our narrator & guide, Robert Reich---best-selling author, professor at Harvard & Berkeley, official in 3 administrations, including Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton. His voice serves as the narrative thread of the film, providing a step-by-step explanation of where we are now, how we got here & where we are headed if we don't act soon.....

    Go see the film & post ur thoughts here after.....
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 12, 2013 3:08 PM GMT
    I am already well aware of the growing inequality in the US. Its disgusting and it is going to weaken this great country. That damned tea party and their extremely wealthy cohorts are going to turn the US into a third world country. It is time to force the wealthy to pay more in taxes. The worst welfare cheat is this country is the NFL (National Football League). That multibillion dollar organization continues to sponge off the taxpayers for new stadiums and tax breaks when the wealthy NFL team owners can easily pay their own way. That is the worst form of corporate welfare. The taxpayers continue to be pressured to shell out millions of dollars to the NFL and get nothing in return except more tax bills. The stupid politicians continue to sell new football stadiums as multipurpose economic development that will create hundreds of new jobs even though most of these jobs are minimum wage and dead end.
  • TannerMasseur

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    Oct 12, 2013 3:19 PM GMT
    roadbikeRob saidI am already well aware of the growing inequality in the US. Its disgusting and it is going to weaken this great country. That damned tea party and their extremely wealthy cohorts are going to turn the US into a third world country. It is time to force the wealthy to pay more in taxes. The worst welfare cheat is this country is the NFL (National Football League). That multibillion dollar organization continues to sponge off the taxpayers for new stadiums and tax breaks when the wealthy NFL team owners can easily pay their own way. That is the worst form of corporate welfare. The taxpayers continue to be pressured to shell out millions of dollars to the NFL and get nothing in return except more tax bills. The stupid politicians continue to sell new football stadiums as multipurpose economic development that will create hundreds of new jobs even though most of these jobs are minimum wage and dead end.


    The rich are paying off politicians to lobby for their agenda.....
  • TannerMasseur

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    Oct 12, 2013 3:40 PM GMT
    I think if someone like Robert Reich was in charge we'd be better off icon_smile.gif .....
  • roadbikeRob

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    Oct 12, 2013 8:55 PM GMT
    spgem saidI think if someone like Robert Reich was in charge we'd be better off icon_smile.gif .....
    Please anyone but the crooked corporate plutocrats in both the democratic and republican parties. It is time for a real change in this country.
  • TannerMasseur

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    Oct 12, 2013 11:41 PM GMT
    Our country's not a democracy anymore, it's a plutocracy.
  • TannerMasseur

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    Oct 16, 2013 6:16 AM GMT
    Have u seen it? What are ur thoughts?.....
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    Oct 29, 2013 4:36 AM GMT
    i2ci2iwu saidI think if someone like Robert Reich was in charge we'd be better off icon_smile.gif .....


    Absolutely. Robert Reich is great. He's so intelligent, thoughtful, genuine, witty, and compassionate toward others. I wish he were president.

    The documentary is great, btw.
  • TannerMasseur

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    Nov 27, 2013 12:36 AM GMT
    musclestud1981 said
    i2ci2iwu saidI think if someone like Robert Reich was in charge we'd be better off icon_smile.gif .....


    Absolutely. Robert Reich is great. He's so intelligent, thoughtful, genuine, witty, and compassionate toward others. I wish he were president.

    The documentary is great, btw.


    Like the movie pointed out with stats & graphs, the economy was the best it ever was when he was Secretary of Labor.
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    Nov 27, 2013 1:02 AM GMT
    We really need more abortions in this country.