According to USA Today the gap between the richest 5% and everyone else widened in 2011. No kidding? Could it be because the rich are smart with their money? Which is what made them rich in the first place. Certainly, being smart with your money, resulting in enough money to be able to invest it or shelter it wisely, helps. None of it is the fault of the richest 5%. Interestingly, the richest 5%, according to the article, are those making $186k or more a year per household. It's interesting that only 5% of the US households makes over that. It's also interesting on a personal note that I'm only about 20K from being in the 5%. I'll have to get my wife to work some overtime. So, the Obama economy has hit everyone who hasn't the where-with-all to protect their income and savings. Why does Obama hate the middle class and the poor?