Monday, January 24, 2011

quote of the day

“In the last 20 years, 56 percent of all income gains went to the top 1 percent of Americans, and more than a third went to the top one-tenth of one percent. That is one person out of every thousand taking a third of all income gains here in the United States. Meanwhile, the bottom 90 percent made do with only 16 percent of income gains. That is why we all feel so poor — because too much of our national income went to too few people.” —Richard Trumka, president, AFL-CIO