About One Percent Takers
One Percent Takers exposes the greed and exploitation by America’s richest one percent and reveals how the richest one percent manipulate the political process to perpetuate the greed.
More Americans are becoming aware that there has been a huge wealth transfer from middle class and working families to the wealthy few, a kind of Robin Hood in reverse. This wealth transfer has accelerated since the early 1980s to the point that most of America’s wealth is now controlled by a handful of individuals. The top one-tenth of one percent owns almost as much wealth as the bottom 90 percent of America combined. Just one family, the Walton family of Walmart, owns more wealth than the bottom 40 percent.
The one percent takers use numerous strategies to rig the rules and corral an ever greater share of America’s wealth. These include hiring powerful lobbyists and, of course, buying politicians. Voter suppression, right-wing advocacy groups, and union busting are other methods the one percent takers use to redistribute wealth upward.
Exposing the misdeeds of the richest one percent and raising awareness about issues such as inequality are the first steps toward providing ordinary citizens the tools needed to reclaim democracy and take back the political process.