"Redistribution of income has been taking place since 1980, when the top 1% already had a large piece of the pie (7%). "Then they took a second piece (7% more). "Then they took a third piece (7% more). "That's over a trillion dollars a year of after-tax income that would be going to the other 99% if it weren't for 30 years of tax cuts and deregulation. "If the median household income had kept pace with the economy since 1970, it would now be nearly $92,000, not $50,000..." How to Fix 30 Years of Redistribution: Tax the Rich | Common Dreams Vote Republican OR Democrat in 2012 and give the 1% another 7% (or) more.