Who Hijacked Our Country

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

If America’s Land Was Owned in the Same Proportion as America’s Wealth

Try to imagine life in the United States if the wealthiest ten percent of the population owned most of the land.  The largest national parks would probably be owned by one super wealthy family (or even just one person), with fences and “Keep Out!” signs everywhere.

If you’re part of the bottom 90%, your living quarters would barely give you enough room to stand — if you’re lucky.

To get an idea, check this out.

Is this where we’re heading?

7 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Give us 90% the west coast. Then I wouldn't care


Erik LOL!

December 6, 2011 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger MRMacrum said...

I say Give us 90% the Northeast. Then I wouldn't care.

Definitely don't stick me in the south. You can only take off so many clothes and you're still hot.

December 6, 2011 at 2:03 PM  
Blogger Snave said...

That's a great economic geography lesson, Tom. Thanks!

December 6, 2011 at 5:18 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik, MRM: You guys are both right. Give us peons Northern New England and the West Coast, and the ten percenters can do whatever they want with the rest of the country.

Snave: I just hope that chart isn't a picture of our future state boundaries.

December 6, 2011 at 11:52 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Maybe all those 1 per center's should get the hell out,take their wealth,their businesses and the majority of the taxes they pay and replace them with a non aligned government. Watch how fast that 1% grows and squeezes more of the 90 per-centers into an even smaller corner of the country.

December 7, 2011 at 8:26 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

"Maybe all those 1 per center's should get the hell out,take their wealth,their businesses and the majority of the taxes they pay" --

What do you think they've already done? Can you say Swiss bank account? Cayman Islands?

December 7, 2011 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

Maybe Tom that's because they know money is to democrats like catnip is to cats.

December 9, 2011 at 12:30 PM  

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