Texas Representative Al Green (D) revealed how long the average worker must slave away for his corporate overlords to match one year of a CEO’s pay, and the answer is not pretty. The C-SPAN footage shows us unequivocally how important it is for us to investigate methods of dealing with income inequality in America.
Earning at a rate of approximately $400 per second, America’s top CEOs live a very comfortable life–and with an abundance of tax loopholes life is pretty sweet for the rich in America. Despite the massive inequality and suffering in America, right wing media attacks programs that feed poor children and demonize the very prospect of guaranteeing workers even sub-poverty level pay and its politicians endeavor to cut SNAP and other programs that benefit the poor –all while claiming they care about the American worker.
Anything that helps anyone besides the elite is purported to be connected to an evil anti-American agenda in this concerted effort right wing politicians and America’s elite to funnel an even larger percentage of America’s wealth into the already-bulging vaults of the one percent.
Right wing media outlets and politicians repeatedly spew hateful propaganda directed at the lower and middle classes in an attempt to create the illusion that those who need assistance are worthless, lazy, stupid, godless mooches who want to um…Socialist…Benghazi…Umbrellagate–OK, it’s hard to follow at times, but what you need to know is that the poor are worthless burdens on society.
Representative Green disagrees, of course–and what he has to say will leave you speechless. Even if you think you know how bad things are, you will still be surprised when Rep. Green reveals the depressing numbers to us.
Watch Representative Green tell us how long a minimum wage worker would need to slave away in order to amass the amount of money a top CEO makes in a single year, below.
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