Also, NY Times columnist Bob Herbert recently cited the following:
For every additional dollar earned by the bottom 90 percent of the population between 1950 and 1970, those in the top 0.01 percent earned an additional $162. That gap has since skyrocketed. For every additional dollar earned by the bottom 90 percent between 1990 and 2002, Mr. Johnston wrote, each taxpayer in that top bracket brought in an extra $18,000.Although this most recent recovery has been a long, drawn-out one, one trend has continued unabated: the wealthy distancing themselves from the not-as-wealthy. But where's the outrage? Oh, that's right, it's much more important to rid the country of "liberal" judges and gay marriage.
It's like chasing a speedboat with a rowboat.