ows vs. tea party
younger, more educated, independent, employed vs. old, uneducated, rich people.
via: good magazine.
ows vs. tea party
We’re not the worst, but we’re certainly not the best.
Daily chart: democracy and equality. There is a strong relationship between the strength of a country’s democracy and the level of inequality between sexes. But a few countries buck that trend.
income inequality graphed. think about which party operates primarily to preserve this status quo and why you support them if they do not represent you…
tea party conservatives and libertarians are generally not wealthy people yet they defy pragmatism and side with the corporate wealth party, as they are absorbed into the middle-lower classes.
Whats that about Obama making the economy worse? The three year forecast on the DJI seems to provide evidence to the contrary.
graph of the day: corporations have not only benefitted from citizens united, but they’re taxes have decreased. are the two related? how much has corporate money influenced policy? is there a connection between this and the financial meltdown.
I feel its time for a paradigm shift; and the party to do this should be the Dems.
via Ezra Klein:
The causal story off that graph is something like “in the ’90s, bringing down the deficit through a balanced mix of tax increases and spending cuts was a net positive for growth.” The correlation story off that graph is “the ’90s were a good time for the global economy, and Clinton’s economic management was, at best, a small part of the decade’s successes.” The obviously wrong stories are “tax increases are incompatible with growth” and “Bush’s management of the economy was successful.”
And yet those are the stories that best fit the policies both parties are proposing today. At least when it comes to taxes, both the Obama White House and the GOP are closer to George W. Bush’s approach than to Bill Clinton’s. The GOP thinks all of the Clinton-era tax rates were too high and all of the Bush tax cuts should be made permanent while the Obama administration says that most of the Clinton-era tax rates were too high and the vast majority of the Bush tax cuts should be made permanent, the exception being the cuts for income over $250,000.
debt explained with current factors removed from the equation.
citizens united was a case which dismantled years of campaign finance reform. the supreme court essentially decided that large corporations could limitlessly donate to political parties.
inequality in America has become worse than in parts of Africa.
this graphic shows us just how significant social media is becoming in the political world. 5000 tweets per second; opinions, voices, politically minded and concerned citizens. the internet and democracy are a match made in heaven.