That’s a lot of numbers, but they all tell the same story: The United States has the most complicated, most expensive, and most frustrating health care system in the industrialized world — and none of that is due to Obamacare, most of which took effect after the survey.
“Letter to the One Percent” is exactly what it sounds like: a letter to the richest one percent of American households. It is a call to action, a plea for compassion, and a manifesto for the future.
Today’s debate may be polarized, but no one seriously expects half the nation to secede because of it. And yet, in the early days of the American experiment, that’s how controversial the national debt was.
It’s no surprise that the poverty rate rose to 15 percent during the Great Recession. A century of progress has been forgotten.
During a period when the economy doubled in size, the total income earned by 90 percent of Americans didn’t increase by a single penny. All the gains went to the richest 10 percent.