Wednesday, October 5, 2011

5 Facts You Should Know About the Wealthiest One Percent of Americans

 Think Progress by Zaid Jilani

It may shock you to learn exactly how wealthy this top 1 percent of Americans is.

As the ongoing occupation of Wall Street by hundreds of protesters enters its third week — and as protests spread to other cities such as Boston and Los Angeles — demonstrators have endorsed a new slogan: “We are the 99 percent.” This slogan refers to an economic struggle between 99 percent of Americans and the richest 1 percent of Americans, who are increasingly accumulating a greater share of the national wealth to the detriment of the middle class.

 Think Progress by Zaid Jilani

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