this is corruption.
Our Environment.
Our Economy.
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We have no jobs.
9 million Americans lost their jobs due to the economic crisis of 2008. Rather than debating bills to create jobs, however, Congress spent its time arguing about the national debt. The "fiscal cliff" deal that resulted from these talks included $205B in tax breaks for corporations.

Business interests gave $2.2B to federal candidates.
We're losing our homes.
In 2012, 1 out of every 248 households in the U.S. received a foreclosure notice. Congress's response to this crisis? Passing a bill that made it harder for those receivng foreclosures to challenge them.

The financial sector has given $658M to federal candidates.
Our retirements are gone.
Most 401(k) advisers work on commission, with no obligation to act in our interest. Unsurprisingly, the number of Americans who need to work past the retirement age has doubled. In 2010, the Labor Department considered requiring retirement advisers to act in a customer's best interest. The rule did not pass.

Financial firms spent millions to defeat it.
Our money isn't safe.
After the Great Depression, the Glass-Steagall Act was enacted to protect the public's money from being lost in high-risk financial transactions, requiring banks to choose between the business of lending and holding money for individuals and the business of trading stocks. In 1999, the law was repealed.

Citigroup spent $100 million to make that happen.
But the offenders are safe.
After losing over $10 TRILLION dollars in real estate and stock value and sending the economy into a death spiral, big banks received a $700 billion bailout from Congress (using taxpayer money).

Each member of Congress voting to bail out Wall Street received an average of $230K from banks.
And the 1% is thriving.
Income for most workers has remained stagnant over the last 30 years, but it has tripled for the top 1%. In 2010, the top 1% accounted for 93% of all income gains.

Less than 1% of people account for two-thirds of campaign contributions.
Our Health.
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