August 11, 2010


Jurang Di Negara Kapitalis – Amerika

Remember, almost half of the country pays no income taxes at all. The top 3 percent of Americans contribute almost 50 percent of federal income taxes.

(Fareed Zakaria, Newsweek, August 9, 2010: 5)

Nearly 15m remain out of work, close to the peak that followed the recession. This summer, Congress has been busy rubbing salt in their wounds.
…Some 2.5m unemployed lost access to their benefits. …Congress had never before failed to extend benefits when unemployment remained above 7.2%.

(The Economist, July 24th-30th 2010: 30)

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