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Everybody should… MUST see this video! Wake up people!
Viral Video Shows the Extent of U.S. Wealth Inequality
I encourage all my followers to watch and reblog this, this post should be going viral. If more Americans knew about this, they would realize it is time for significant change. And I’m not talking about change in leadership, I’m speaking of revolution.
And in case you needed more visual reminders of the income inequality in America, here is a pie graph showing the net worth of Americans in 2007:
In 2007 the richest 1% of the American population owned 34.6% of the country’s total wealth, and the next 19% owned 50.5%. Thus, the top 20% of Americans owned 85% of the country’s wealth and the bottom 80% of the population owned 15%.
Mind you that this is before the recession. Let’s take a look at the graph during the recession in 2010, the latest data we have:
In 2010, during the recession, the 1%, as well as the top 20%, actually gained wealth while the bottom 80% loss theirs. The left side shows net worth and the right side shows actual wealth. In 2010, the bottom 80% of America held 5% of all the wealth in the richest nation in the world.
In case you’re wondering where you fall in the graph, I’ll break it down for you: If your household income is $17,300 or below, you are in the bottom 40%, $41,700 or below is the bottom 60%, $72,000 or below is the bottom 80%. Anywhere between $72,000 and $226,200 is the top 20% and over $1,318,200 is the top 1%.
In case you’re doubting the data, this was taken from the Sociology department in the University of California at Santa Cruz.
And here is the icing on the cake:
Although the video is problematic in some ways, it really hits the target when it comes to the wealth disparity in America.
I noticed the misrepresentation of Socialism the first time I watched the video and forgot to mention it in the original post. Is that what you are referring to?
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My first anon hate (:
Today I was driving along in my car, and by car I mean car-dboard box with wheels painted on it, and I came across an old woman, and she was carrying the most beautiful, shiny toaster I had ever seen. So I stopped my car-dboard box, I got out, and I said “excuse me miss, that.. that toaster is marvelous, I was wondering if I could pay you for it” and she said “NO IT-IT’S NOT FOR SALE! IT’S MY TOASTER, I’M NOT SELLING IT TO ANYBODY!” and I said “Miss I-I implore you, I need that toaster, it’s so.. beautiful… I.. I want to stick my genitalia in it,” and she said “Whaa? Whaaaahdashdahwahh!?!” and I said “That wasn’t-I don’t think that was English or any type of human language, I think you just barked like a dog” and she said “Babble dabble-doo!” and I said “I don’t know what you’re saying, but I’m going to break your neck if you don’t give me that toaster you fucking bitch,” and she was like “babuck a dikadoo,” and then I murdered her. I murdered her for that beautiful shiny toaster, and I fucked the shit out of it later that night, I made that toaster my bitch. The end.