One Percent Takers — About

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 richest one percent and its surrogates use numerous political strategies to rig the rules and corral an ever greater share of America’s wealth. Such techniques include voter suppression, right-wing advocacy groups, and union busting. Other methods employed by the one percent to redistribute wealth upward involve hiring powerful lobbyists and, of course, buying politicians.

One Percent Takers strives to provide timely information that Americans can use to fight back, reclaim their democracy, and take back the political process.