by David Sirota
"Here's a truism: The wealthiest 1 percent have never had it so good. According to government figures, 1-percenters' share of America's total income is the highest it's been since 1929, and their tax rates are the lowest they've faced in two decades. Through bonuses, many 1-percenters will profit from the $23 trillion in bailout largesse the Treasury Department now says could be headed to financial firms. And, most of them benefit from IRS decisions to reduce millionaire audits and collect zero taxes from the majority of major corporations.
Nonetheless, the 1-percenters have deployed an army to destroy the initiative before it makes progress.
Something the wealthy seem to have forgotten:
"If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich."
- John F. Kennedy, 1-20-1963