Occupy Wall Street Celebrates One Year With 100 Arrests, Romney Calls Obama Voters 'Freeloaders' Who 'Pay No Taxes.'

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Tue, Sep 18th, 2012 20:00 by capnasty NEWS

Although the turnout by protesters down by Zuccotti Park wasn't as big as when the movement first started, the movement's goal to make people aware of the top "1 percent" was successful, those terms now being in newstream discourse; however, despite what Mitt Romney may be telling you, sources indicate that not much has changed:

Since then, income inequality hasn't gotten any better, says The Atlantic's Jordan Weissmann. Citing new data from the U.S. Census Bureau, he writes, "From 2010 to 2011, the top 5 percent of U.S. households upped their share of the country's income by 5.3 percent. The top 20 percent got a 1.6 percent bump. And while the country's poorest saw their piece of the pie grow by a smidgen, the middle classes lost ground."

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