Minorities were hit harder
"The African-American community lost half of their wealth as a result of the Wall Street collapse."
The United States spends "almost three times per capita what they spend in the U.K." on health care and "50 percent more than they pay in France."
The Saudis see Iran, Yemen more threatening
"Instead of fighting ISIS, (the Saudis) have focused more on a campaign to oust Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen."
The top marginal rate was 91 percent, actually
Says income tax rates under Eisenhower were as high as 90 percent.
Passed Russia in one calculation in 2014
"Saudi Arabia has the third-largest military budget in the entire world."
Public views on income inequality have been consistent for 30 years
"Nearly 6 out of 10 believe that money and wealth should be more evenly distributed among a larger percentage of the people in the U.S."
Waltons are well-off
"Today the Walton family of Walmart own more wealth than the bottom 40 percent of America."
Smaller than some foreign-based banks, but still a sizable share
"Today, you have six financial institutions, the largest six, that have assets that are the equivalent of 60 percent of the GDP of the United States of America."
Very few would be subject to estate tax
Under the compromise tax agreement, "99.7% of American families will not pay 1 nickel in an estate tax."
The studies agree, with only slight variations
In 2007, "the top 1 percent of all income earners in the United States made 23.5 percent of all income," which is "more than the entire bottom 50 percent."
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