Tag Archive: Income Inequality

Pay Attention Republicans — Especially You, Mr. Trump

You have to give Hillary Clinton credit, if for nothing more than having a great deal of chutzpah. Here she is making income inequality a big part of her run for the White House despite the fact that she could be the poster girl for income inequality in America. This is the same Hillary Clinton…

Warren Buffett Reversal: Rich Not to Blame for Inequality

buffett

One of President Obama’s most effective political allies during his 2012 re-election run was Warren Buffett, the ultra-successful CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and one of the most respected economic minds in the country. You might recall after all that Buffett, who had previously kept himself out of the political fray (for the most part), received…

“Liars, Damn Lies & Democrats” and “Fairy Tales For Grown-Ups”

I know that Hillary has come in for a great deal of ribbing over her silly remark about how poor she and Bill were when they left the White House, but the fact is that most presidents are already wealthy when they move in. Harry Truman was the last ex-president who didn’t end up a millionaire through humongous book deals, outlandish speaking fees or finding himself on a bunch of corporate boards. There is nothing, after all, that corporations like more than throwing money at an ex-president so they can use his name to dress up their letterheads.

How Meeting the Pope Hurts Obama’s Income Inequality Campaign

pope

Earlier this week, President Obama met with Pope Francis for the first time at the Vatican. The historical meeting garnished a lot of press, with many of the news headlines describing a kinship between the two men, specifically in the area of one of the president’s favorite campaign topics: Income inequality. ABC’s Jonathan Karl reported…

Obama’s Legacy: Selling Us on Fluff in the Face of Crisis

obama

On January 20, 2009 (the day Barack Obama was sworn into office) the country was in pretty rough shape. We were in the depths of the Great Recession. Millions of Americans were losing their jobs, companies were shutting down left and right, the stock market was tanking, 12.5% of Americans were living in poverty, and…