Wall Street Bankers Take in Record $135 Billion in Compensation
The Wall Street Journal reports 2010 was a banner year for bankers as Wall Street compensation hit a record-breaking $135 billion. That’s a 5.7 percent increase from 2009.
43 Million Americans Now Receiving Food Stamps, a 14% Increase
The number of Americans on food stamps continues to increase, as 43.6 million people relied on food stamps in November. The number of people receiving food stamps has jumped by 14 percent over the past year. In Washington, D.C., and Mississippi, more than one-fifth of residents receive food stamps.” —http://www.democracynow.org/2011/2/3/headlines#13