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Since Obama was inaugurated, the Dow Jones has increased more than 50% — from 8,000 to more than 12,000; the wealthiest recieved a massive tax cut; the top marginal tax rate was three times less than during the Eisenhower years and substantially lower than during the Reagan years; income and wealth inequality are so vast and rising that it is easily at Third World levels; meanwhile, “the share of U.S. taxes paid by corporations has fallen from 30 percent of federal revenue in the 1950s to 6.6 percent in 2009.” During this same time period, the unemployment rate has increased from 7.7% to 8.9%; millions of Americans have had their homes foreclosed; and the number of Americans living below the poverty line increased by many millions, the largest number since the statistic has been recorded.
from “Billionaire self-pity and the Koch brothers” – Glenn Greenwald
in your room where time stands still…
– Dave Mabus (ejudgments09909)…
Ppl need to stop doing good work. I’ve spent my whole half-hour of Twitter re-entry congratulating ppl.
Congrats to my @wiredsciblogs colleague @Laelaps, who just signed with @sciam @FSG_Books to write “A Date With a Dinosaur”
A 3d or 4th time through, and better every time. 20 more to go. What happiness, to start this again on a fine spring London day. ‘Sheet home. Sheet home. Hoist away. Cheerly there, in the foretop, lo…