Economists in the United States have been paying close attention to the income gap in this country, and they’re warning us that it is spiraling out of control. And the problem only appears to be getting worse before Trump takes office. The Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.
“Economists from UC Berkeley as well as French economist Thomas Piketty have come forward and said that there is an alarming trend in the United States that only seems to be getting worse, and that trend is the income inequality between the top 1% and the bottom 99%. Before we get into their analysis here, let me take you back about a year. Bernie Sanders was getting trashed by the Hillary Clinton wing of the Democratic Party for being such a one-trick pony. All he talked about was income inequality and how bad it was, and how bad it was getting and how bad it was going to get. Man, that got tiring, right?”