OK. I just saw this map and spit my Diet Coke all over my keyboard. Given the Census Bureau claims that middle class begins at $80K a year here in California, it seems most of the 99% lives in poverty in the Golden State.
Read more: http://go.epi.org/unequalstates
The Mormons are trying to play both sides of the coin and it makes no sense:
Once again, the Mormon Church has just made an announcement claiming it will support the very basic of civil rights protections for LGBT people, but there’s a catch. Church leaders want increased religious protections for people of faith to be allowed to continue to discriminate against LGBT people. Church leaders in a televised address offered to support housing and employment non-discrimination ordinances, though not marriage. They called for a “balanced approach” in the pursuit of LGBT civil rights and religious rights. “Today, state legislatures across the nation are being asked to strengthen laws related to LGBT issues in the interest of ensuring fair access to housing and employment,” said Elder Dallin H. Oaks of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, the Church’s highest level of leadership. “The leadership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is on record as favoring such measures,” Oaks added. Recently, the LDS Church made a similar statement as todays, which it quickly walked back. Oaks also pleaded for heightened religious laws to “protect” people of faith.