We've gotten a lot of requests for a transcript of Van Jones' presentation last Thursday. We've got it right here
, and we've added some bonus features.First, we added in citations to back up the points that he made. For example, where Van talked about how we're not broke, we were robbed, and somebody has got our money, there are helpful links to a Wall Street Journal article on $144 billion in Wall Street bonuses during an abysmal economy, and a Congressional Research Service report on the $1.3 trillion cost of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
We've also got Van's charts on rising income inequality in America. Even though American workers have been increasingly productive over the last few decades, incomes have remained stagnant for most Americans while they've more than tripled for the top 1%, a result of the conscious effort of corporations and the superrich to take control of our government at all levels.
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