The “American Dream” …. a nightmare for Puerto Rico! Wake up, compatriotas!!
Since today is Labor Day, and since Donald Trump is running for president, it is appropriate to consider a few key facts in America.
As a Puerto Rican, I am acutely aware that in the US, the rich get richer and the rest get leftovers. But things are getting out of hand.
As of 2015, the top 1 percent of Americans own 43 percent of the financial wealth (bank accounts, stocks & bonds, real estate, corporate assets, home equity, precious metals, jewelry, luxury and recreational properties, fine art) while the bottom 80 percent control only 7 percent of the wealth (unemployment checks, food stamps, government cheese).
These numbers are shocking.
Even more shocking, the wealthiest 400 Americans have the same combined wealth as the poorest half of all Americans — over 150 million people.
Filmmaker Michael Moore was one of the first to discuss this – but it is…
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