To the editor:
Quips, quotes and points to ponder:
Since 2005, 95 percent of new wealth in America went to the top 1 percent.
The top 400 families in America have a greater net worth than the bottom 150 million Americans.
Student higher education loan debt exceeds national credit card debt.
In Texas, only 2 percent of land is public. In Wisconsin, one-third of land is public, available to all.
America has public corporations that pay their CEOs more in an hour than an average employer makes in a year.
The Fortune 500 corporations in America pay an average of 13.8 percent in federal taxes after factoring in subsidies and tax breaks.
Several of our largest corporations paid their CEOs a salary higher than the taxes the corporation paid to our federal government.
In 1860, Abraham Lincoln defeated Steven Douglas in Wisconsin by 21,092 votes. In 1864, Abraham Lincoln defeated George McClellan in Wisconsin by 17,574.