I promised to bring change to Washington. The underlying reason for the economic mess we’re in has been building for years. It’s a fundamental imbalance in which the top 1 percent now gets almost a quarter of all national income. We haven’t seen income and wealth this concentrated since the late nineteen twenties, and we all know what happened then – the Great Depression. We’ll never really get out of the gravitational pull of the Great Recession until we fix this basic problem.

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“I promised to bring change to Washington. The underlying reason for the economic mess we’re in has been building for years. It’s a fundamental imbalance in which the top 1 percent now gets almost a quarter of all national income. We haven’t seen income and wealth this concentrated since the late nineteen twenties, and we all know what happened then – the Great Depression. We’ll never really get out of the gravitational pull of the Great Recession until we fix this basic problem.”

 

Barack Obama

I promised to bring change to Washington. The underlying reason for the economic mess we're in has been building for years. It's a fundamental imbalance in which the top 1 percent now gets almost a quarter of all national income. We haven't seen income and wealth this concentrated since the late nineteen twenties, and we all know what happened then – the Great Depression. We'll never really get out of the gravitational pull of the Great Recession until we fix this basic problem.