The incomes of the wealthiest 1 percent have nearly tripled since 1979. The rest of us, not so much. Occupy Wall Street gains traction and moves political dialogue to the rampant income inequality in America. And can the President harness the outrage to move his agenda and reelection forward?
Our “Washington Watch” newsmaker, Shaun Donovan, Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, on solving the crisis in the housing market, that continues to drag down the economy. And looking to voting in 2012? Republican-controlled states are looking forward to stopping you.
Plus, two life coaches, Jackie Hood-Martin, my wife; and Valerie Burton, her long-time friend, show us how to keep our balance while the bad economy tries to knock us over.
In our “Washington Watch” roundtable, political scientist and Sirius XM Radio talk show host Wilmer Leon; senior correspondent at “The Washington Times” Deborah Simmons; Washington editor- at-large for “The Atlantic” Steve Clemons; and joining us from New York, Columbia University political scientist Dorian Warren.
All that and more today in this week’s edition of “Washington Watch.”