Sen. Bernie Sanders, Independent U.S. Senator from Vermont
In 2007, the top 1 percent of all income earners in the United States made 23.5 percent of all income — more than the bottom 50 percent. Not enough!
The percentage of income going to the top 1 percent nearly tripled since the mid-1970s. Not enough!
Eighty percent of all new income earned from 1980 to 2005 has gone to the top 1 percent. Not enough!
The top 1 percent now owns more wealth than the bottom 90 percent. Not enough!
The Wall Street executives with their obscene compensation packages now earn more than they did before we bailed them out. Not enough!
With the middle class collapsing and the rich getting much richer, the United States now has, by far, the most unequal distribution of income and wealth of any major country on earth. Not enough!
The very rich want more, more and more and they are prepared to dismantle the existing political and social order to get it.