Thursday, January 12, 2012

poor, but empowered

Americans are steadily becoming more aware of the conflict between rich and poor, as the income gap between the wealthiest citizens and the rest of us widens, and as political power becomes the sole possession of those with enough money to buy access to politicians, and is concentrated in fewer and fewer hands.

This is the conclusion of a Pew Research Center study, detailed in today's Washington Post.

The 99% movement has had a lot to do with raising people's awareness of these issues, but mostly the growing popular hostility toward America's plutocratic oligarchy stems from the our collective awakening to the fact that we've been robbed and our political power usurped. Knowledge is power, and this is just the beginning.

2 comments:

Joe said...

I wonder how being in the 1% will affect Romney's try for Prez.

Dave B, a.k.a. catboxer said...

Joe, that just happened to be one of Digby's blog topics yesterday,

See http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2012/01/mitt-wrong-guy-at-worst-time.html