Collins's timely trilogy makes it clear that the 1%, having created a system of deeply embedded cruelty, should go, something highlighted by the surly defiance of heroine Katniss Everdeen who refuses to be disposed of.
Understanding Romney's perspective helps crack his campaign code. When Romney says Obama made the economic crisis worse, he means Obama did not follow Republican advice and do nothing; Obama did not stand by and let the economy crater.
Corporations and the 1% with their unlimited cash coffers and influence over Sacramento politicians will seek to drown out the voices of the 99%. While they may have unlimited resources, we have unquenchable creativity and people power.
It's time for the 99% to put up or shut up; time to "vote with our wallets and pocketbooks"; time to act as much like the "good global citizens" our rhetoric suggests we want everyone else in the world to be.
This is how we've learned to talk about our economy: as a matter of personal virtue and vice, from the overdrawn consumer to the one-percenter with the fifteen percent tax rate and some senators' private numbers in his iPhone.
Deficit hawks have been attacking Social Security for the last twenty years, yet during this period there have been no substantial cuts to either that program or Medicare. This is a great victory for the vast majority of the country, the 99 percent, over the One Percent.
Despite these and other problems of middle America, Republican Presidential candidates are concerned chiefly with cutting taxes on the most affluent -- even though most Americans favor raising taxes on this group.
During this time of financial crisis and economic disparity, we affirm the God-given dignity of every person. We believe God loves all 100 percent of us and wants to use us to create a more just society.