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February 24th, 2014
09:50 PM ET

Billionaire John Paul DeJoria: "I can represent the 99 percent and the 1 percent."

Tempers flared in Washington as Republicans and Democrats continue to clash over the minimum wage debate.

Obama pushes for minimum wage increase

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal came out swinging against President Obama, but Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy didn't want to hear it.

Bobby Jindal: I think there are things we can do instead of waving the white flag of surrender, instead of declaring this economy to be a minimum wage economy. I think our economy, I think America can do better.

Malloy: Wait one second, until a few moments ago we were going off a pretty cooperative road... I don't know what the heck was a reference to white flag when it comes to people making $404 a week. I mean that is the most insane statement I ever heard quite frankly. Let's be very clear that we have had a great meeting and we didn't go down that road and it just started again and we didn't start it.

Both sides have been at odds over the wage fight as income inequality has become a lightning rod among politicians.

OutFront: John Paul DeJoria is one of the richest people in America. He is the co-founder and chairman of John Paul Mitchell Systems and Patron Spirits.


Filed under: Income Inequality • News • Politics
February 12th, 2014
08:31 PM ET

Is Google to blame for the income gap?

Comedian John Oliver is the latest to take a jab at Google for creating what some in San Francisco say is a painful divide between the haves and the have-nots.

On Tuesday, he took issue with a topic that OutFront has reported on - the plush and private shuttle buses being used to transport Google and other tech workers from San Francisco to their offices in Silicon Valley.

“You’re no longer the underdog!” Oliver exclaimed. He pointed out, the tech community in San Francisco is “pissing off an entire city – not just with what you do at work, but how you get to work!”

Oliver also went after the high salaries paid to the tech employees, which have caused rent prices to skyrocket.

“You’re accused of over-gentrifying a city that was already the most expensive city to live in," Oliver said.

Is all this Google-bashing fair?

Mediaite's Joe Concha is OutFront.


Filed under: Google • Income Inequality • News • Tech