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On behalf of the 1 percent, 90 percent of the Democratic congressmen and women, 100 percent of Republican federal lawmakers, and all of the Democrats in the white house, work hard to redistribute the income of the 99 percent to the 1 percent. The one thing the two major political parties have in common is that on social issues they’ve agreed to disagree so as to divide the grassroots of both parties along those social issues, while screwing them on all economic issues.

Politics is a corrupt game rigged against the 99 percent.

The differences between President Obama and US Senator Elizabeth Warren have never been more stark. While Warren attacked the Wall Street criminals that tanked the economy through fraud and deceit, Obama instructed his US Attorney Eric Holder to avoid going after the criminals of Wall Street. While Obama lies to us as he pushes to redistribute massive amounts of income (in negotiations of the most secretly held trade talks ever) from the 99 to the 1 percent, via the newest and falsely labeled free trade treaty, The Trans Pacific Partnership, Warren gives us clear honesty.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren: “From what I hear, Wall Street, pharmaceuticals, telecom, big polluters and outsourcers are all salivating at the chance to rig the deal in the upcoming trade talks. So the question is: Why are the trade talks secret? You’ll love this answer. Boy, the things you learn on Capitol Hill. I actually have had supporters of the deal say to me, ‘They have to be secret, because if the American people knew what was actually in them, they would be opposed.'” From DemocracyNow!

Mother Jones magazine has come up with Warren’s five best lines this week, which are below.

“1. “The game is rigged, and the Republicans rigged it. We can whine, we can whimper or we can fight back, and we’re here to fight back. We know what we’re fighting for and what we’re up against. We’ve got our voices, or votes and our willingness to fight. This is about democracy, about your future, and about the kind of country we want to build.”

2. “[W]ho does this government work for?…Does it work just for the millionaires, just for the billionaires, just for those who have armies of lobbyists and lawyers or does it work for the people? That’s the question in this race.”

3. “Republicans believe this country should work for those who are rich, those who are powerful, those who can hire armies of lobbyists and lawyers.”

4. When conservatives came to power in the 1980s, the first thing they did was “fire the cops on Wall Street. They called it deregulation. But what it really meant was have at ‘em boys. They were saying in effect to the biggest financial institutions: Any way you can trick or trap or fool anybody into signing anything, man, you can just rake in the profits.”

5. “They ought to be wearing a T-shirt [that says]…’I got mine. The rest of you are on your own.’ We can hang back, we can whine about what the Republicans have done…or we can fight back. Me, I’m fighting back!”

Contrast Warren’s rock star treatment with the President’s reception this weekend: he spoke at a campaign event in Maryland, and attendees filed out as soon as he started speaking. Obama is being kept at arms’ length in close races—Warren, on the other hand, will head to New Hampshire this weekend to campaign for Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, who’s running against Warren’s old nemesis, Scott Brown.”

By now most well read people know the differences between Obama and Warren. Obama works for Wall Street and against the 99 percent, while Warren works for the 99 percent and against Wall Street. The two are polar opposites.

By Matt Bruenig, Demos

21 October 14

Some people think of poor people as a small, especially degenerate class of people. I and others have tried to push back against this understanding by pointing out, among other things, that 60% of poor people are children, elderly, disabled, or students, that poverty rates differ significantly across the life cycle (with the oldest, non-elderly workers having about half the poverty rate of the youngest), and that the ranks of the poor are much more fluid than many imagine. In this post, I raise another issue with this understanding, which is that it puts too much weight on the poverty line and ignores the number of people who are near poverty but not in it.

Click on the link below for the rest of the story.

One Third of Americans Now Living in Poverty–Readersupportednews.com

Wall Street Plutocrat Larry Summers was President Obama’s first choice to lead the Fed, but he made some missteps and out he went. That left Yellen. Thanks to the Almighty! Yellen’s predecessor was a scheming architect of redistributing income from the 99 to the 1 percent.

Income inequality is a complete function of government legislation. He who has the gold makes the rules. Corrupt government; that is why the economic, financial and political game is completely rigged against the 99 percent.

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