Back to Top

Unequal Distribution of Wealth

In 2010, America’s highest earners (the top 10%) made up 44.5% of America’s total earned income (the top 1% earned 18%). The rest of us Americans made up a mere 15% of the nation’s total earned income.

Wealth and income inequality is one of the great political issues of our time. Today, our nation is globally ranked number one with the highest unequal distribution of wealth and income. Historically, America’s wealth distribution has not been this disproportionate since the Great Depression. 

Compounding wealth into the hands of fewer and fewer people will turn our Democracy into an Oligarchy (a country ruled by a small group of people), or possibly even a Plutocracy (a country governed by the wealthy). Economic inequality is a threat to our liberty as Americans.

Paid for By Reuben For Congress
Powered by - Political Websites