The Backdrop for Wisconsin: It’s the Inequality, Stupid

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A fantastic series of infographics illustrating just how unequal our country has become, via Mother Jones. THIS is the backdrop against which Wisconsin is happening.

A huge share of the nation’s economic growth over the past 30 years has gone to the top one-hundredth of one percent, who now make an average of $27 million per household. The average income for the bottom 90 percent of us? $31,244.

It's the Inequality, Stupid
If the above image isn't enough to drive the point home, click it to see more infographics.