“We can either have democracy in this country or we can have great wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.”
Louis Brandeis
U.S. Supreme Court Justice (1856-1941)

“Contrary to what those in power would like you to believe so that you’ll give up your pension, cut your wages, and settle for the life your great-grandparents had, America is not broke. Not by a long shot. The country is awash in wealth and cash. It’s just that it’s not in your hands. It has been transferred, in the greatest heist in history, from the workers and consumers to the banks and the portfolios of the uber-rich. Today just 400 Americans have the same wealth as half of all Americans combined. Let me say that again. 400 obscenely rich people, most of whom benefited in some way from the multi-trillion dollar taxpayer “bailout” of 2008, now have as much loot, stock and property as the assets of 155 million Americans combined.”
Michael Moore

“I love it when I’m around the country club, and I hear people talk about the debilitating aspects of a welfare cycle, where some woman had a child at seventeen, and she gets food stamps, and we’re perpetuating a cycle of dependency. And these same people are leaving their kids a lifetime supply of food stamps and beyond. But instead of having a welfare officer, they have a trust fund officer. And instead of having food stamps, they have stocks and bonds that pay dividends.”
Warren Buffett

“Wall Street is running our economic policies. The big oil companies have been running our energy and environmental policies. The military-industrial complex runs our foreign policy. It doesn’t have to be that way. People simply have to wake up and take back control.”
Rep. Alan Grayson

“I cheat my boys every chance I get, I want to make ’em sharp.”
William Avery Rockefeller
father of Standard Oil Company founder, John D. Rockefeller

“Ben Franklin said: ‘Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.’ Lately I have read the advice given to William Randolph Hearst, when a young man, by his father: ‘Go downtown at noon and rob the other fellows of what they have made during the morning.'”
E. Haldeman-Julius

“When the laws undertake … to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful, the humble members of society … have a right to complain of the injustice to their Government.”
Andrew Jackson
the seventh President of the United States (1829–1837), in his 1832 bank veto

“Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.”
Abraham Lincoln

“It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”
Upton Sinclair