America's Rampant Inequality

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    "The CIA ranks the country 64th, behind Ivory Coast and Uganda—but Fox's banshees still scream 'class warfare' when Warren Buffet wants to tax the rich

    "For years, America’s super-rich and their allies in Congress and the media have tried to deny that a tiny elite was growing astronomically wealthy at the expense of the vast majority of Americans.

    "But the vast gaping canyon between the richest 1 percent and Corporate America, on the one hand, and the rest of us on the other, has become so large and well-documented that denial no longer works.

    "The ideological combat gets especially intense when it turns to the relatively minimal taxes that corporations and the rich pay."

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    commie dreams??

    FAIL
     
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    "The CIA ranks the country 64th, behind Ivory Coast and Uganda..."

    How about the Atlantic?

    "If you happened to be watching NBC on the first Sunday morning in August last summer, you would have seen something curious. There, on the set of Meet the Press, the host, David Gregory, was interviewing a guest who made a forceful case that the U.S. economy had become 'very distorted.'

    "In the wake of the recession, this guest explained, high-income individuals, large banks, and major corporations had experienced a 'significant recovery'; the rest of the economy, by contrast—including small businesses and 'a very significant amount of the labor force'—was stuck and still struggling.

    "What we were seeing, he argued, was not a single economy at all, but rather 'fundamentally two separate types of economy,' increasingly distinct and divergent."

    The Rise of the New Global Elite - Magazine - The Atlantic"

    Have you personally noticed any evidence of distortion in the US economy recently?
    How about divergence?
     
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    All this, of course, ignores the fact that the bottom 10% in the US would be in the 99th percentile in places like Uganda and the Ivory coast.

    Our poor have Cell phones and can eat fast food every day, you can't say that about even the Ugandan upper middle class.
     
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    Warren Buffet is a crony capitalist and should be in jail.
     
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    Please explain how the elite are getting wealthy "at the expense of the vast majority"?

    What exactly did this rich people take from us? What did they take from you?
     
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    Travel to Korea, Mexico, Cambodia, Laos, China and then get back to us on inequalities. This country can't even begin to understand what inequality really means.
     
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    Ah YES! Lets all move to the "equal" Uganda....whoooooo hooooo....break out the Champagne!!!


    OH wait..."equality" in these countries mean most a "equally" POOR! OH well, break out the Champagne anyway......AmeriKa is evil....evil I tell ya!:cuckoo:
     
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    America's rampant inequality is due to American's rampant ignorance, laziness, and an unwillingness to admit that they are responsible for their own current situation in life.
     
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