Category: Income Inequality

Wage theft in America Inc.

There are all kinds of ways to cheat US workers Work and live in poverty The United States is now a low wage economy. Over 30 million Americans are considered low wage workers. Two-thirds of low wage workers, the majority of which are restaurant workers, report some form of wage theft every week by their employers. This could mean anything from being cheated out of hours worked, paid less than the minimum wage, not paid overt time or simply not being paid at all. Studies estimate that low wage worker lose 15% of their income each year to corrupt...

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You pay taxes, Buffett does not

Warren Buffett get Free money for the rich Imagine how well off you’d be in your businesses didn’t have to pay taxes – but your competitors did? The “world’s smartest investor” Warren Buffett’s is pretty good at letting other people pick up the tab. Even when it puts other people out of business. He’s also not above using intimidation and doing damage to the common good if it will save him a few bucks. Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck TV relies on viewer contributions to keep going Donate...

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Bill O’Reilly thinks wealthy class is doing worse than middle class

You’re a little backwards, Bill… A ridiculous proclamation It seems that the 2016 presidential election is gearing up to be centered on income inequality, but Bill O’Reilly is trying to skirt the issue altogether. He is making claims that things aren’t so bad for the middle class simply because of their tax rate in comparison to the wealthy class. What about the stagnation of wages since the 1970s? Where are your charts, Bill? Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck TV relies on viewer contributions to keep going Donate...

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Billionaire says people should work for $2 an hour

Is this how the rich feel about the rest of us? A true pyramid scheme Let’s face it: throughout history there has been a trend of very rich people taking advantage of the poor and setting the rules for society. While we’re certainly in better shape than we used to be, the old order isn’t going without a fight. The world’s richest woman exemplifies the destructive position of those who say people just need to “work hard to get ahead”, and she even goes so far as to imply that people should be willing to work for $2 an...

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Looting Africa: Take Two

Monetizing Africa Yet again The US may have promised to invest 14 billion dollars in Africa to grow their businesses and infrastructure, but is this really a good thing? Often, company giants come into a war-stricken, poverty-stricken yet resource-rich area to monetize their belongings when they are unable to themselves. This is how wealthy nations continue to line their wallets while they throw pennies to the poor nations who own the resources, and it’s a cycle that’s been going on for a long time. Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck TV relies on viewer contributions to keep going Donate...

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