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Economic Justice

Preserving Medicare

The Medicare Trustee Report, released on May 13, indicates that the lifetime of the Medicare Trust Fund is five years shorter than previously reported.  Unemployment is one of the causes. Read more

Blog: Gifts for the Oil Companies

May 18, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Yesterday, the Senate made a terrible decision! They disallowed a bill which would eliminate the giving away $20 billion from the taxes we all pay. This $20 billion goes to the big five oil companies (not affecting the smaller local oil companies), which raked in over $10 billion in profits (not total revenue) in just the first three months of this year. Read more

Left Out to Sea

May 18, 2011 | By Page May

The United States is one of the richest nations on earth, yet, according to the CIA, it ranks 97th in family-income equality.

In fact, the US has greater income inequality than than Egypt, the UK, Nigeria, Sweden, Vietnam, China, India, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, France, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and Greece.[i]

To learn more about America's income gap, check-in tomorrow for our newest video! 

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Blog: Rep. Ryan, Medicare and the Economy

May 17, 2011 | By Marge Clark, BVM

Speaking in Chicago on Monday, May 16, Representative Paul D. Ryan touted his plan to privatize Medicare as the way to “grow the economy.”  Read more

Video #3- Why You Should Mind the Gap!

May 16, 2011 | By Page May

"We’ve talked about what wealth is literally, but wealth is much more than just the amount of money you have left over after you’ve paid your bills. It’s relative. It’s social. It’s abstract. It’s political. Point is, wealth is much much bigger than just what you own minus what you owe. Wealth is power."

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Video- What Does the Wealth Gap Sound Like?

May 13, 2011 | By Page May

Learn about the growing wealth divide in the United States through a creative exercise linking sound with inequality.

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Blog: A Crack in America’s Foundation

May 12, 2011 | By Stephanie Niedringhaus

Most of us know that the huge wealth gap between a tiny fringe of super-rich Americans and most of the rest of us has grown to historic proportions. But do we understand that this gap robs all of us? By that, I don’t mean just financially. Read more

The Income Gap - Navy SEALS vs CEOs

May 12, 2011 | By Page May

From Mother Jones:

Your average American CEO makes more than 200 times your average Navy SEAL.

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