The total collective wealth of American billionaires is "nearly double the $2.1 trillion in total wealth held by the bottom half of the population, or 165 million Americans."
“The difference is stark between profits for billionaires and the widespread economic misery in our nation."
“This is simply too much economic and political power in the hands of twelve people.”
As percentage of wealth, billionaire taxes have fallen 79% since 1980.
“Our broken economies are lining the pockets of billionaires and big business at the expense of ordinary men and women. No wonder people are starting to question whether billionaires should even exist.”
"Here's the thing: the way the system is set up, we're headed for another decade of this."
The fight happening now for the Democratic presidential nomination largely amounts to class warfare.
If Trump is not made stand-in for heartless Robber Barons, progressives will have squandered our greatest opportunity to name this era: Trump’s Age of Corruption.