RICH GET RICHER. POOR GET POORER

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    Feb 24, 2011 8:39 PM GMT
    Over the last 30 years, the rich have increased their wealth, and poverty has trickled up.

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110223/ts_yblog_thelookout/separate-but-unequal-charts-show-growing-rich-poor-gap
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    Feb 24, 2011 8:57 PM GMT
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110223/ts_yblog_thelookout/separate-but-unequal-charts-show-growing-rich-poor-gap

    To quote the article, "over the last 30 years, the gap between rich and poor has widened into a chasm".

    Gee, what could have happened 30 years ago to start this process of growing inequality?
    Oh, yeah - Reagan and the Repubs dreamt up and began implementing their trickle-down economics "tax cuts for the rich and slash as many regulations as possible" swindle.
    THAT'S what's caused this massive transfer of wealth from the middle class Americans to the ultra rich!
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    Feb 24, 2011 9:14 PM GMT
    rickrick91 saidhttp://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110223/ts_yblog_thelookout/separate-but-unequal-charts-show-growing-rich-poor-gap

    To quote the article, "over the last 30 years, the gap between rich and poor has widened into a chasm".

    Gee, what could have happened 30 years ago to start this process of growing inequality?
    Oh, yeah - Reagan and the Repubs dreamt up and began implementing their trickle-down economics "tax cuts for the rich and slash as many regulations as possible" swindle.
    THAT'S what's caused this massive transfer of wealth from the middle class Americans to the ultra rich!


    Wealth redistribution at its finest!!
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    Feb 24, 2011 9:33 PM GMT
    The apparent growing gap between rich and poor and reasons for this has been discussed in other threads.
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    Feb 24, 2011 10:04 PM GMT

    You do realize no matter how much this issue is discussed here, the gap is only going to grow wider. America is a giant mill producing poverty and importing it from south of the border.
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    Feb 24, 2011 10:34 PM GMT
    conservativejock said
    You do realize no matter how much this issue is discussed here, the gap is only going to grow wider. America is a giant mill producing poverty and importing it from south of the border.



    Total BS.
    The gap between rich and poor that was caused by the Reagan/Bush economic policies of the Reagan and Bush administrations in the 1980's - stopped growing during the Clinton administration - thanks to the Democratic economic policies that were in place.
    Greater economic equity resulted from the Democratic economic policies of the 1990's that were focused on helping average Americans and not the rich.

    Unfortunately, the widening income gap, and redistribution of wealth to the rich - returned after Bush Jr. got elected and reimplemented the failed trickle-down Repub economic policies.

    Trying to blame it on Mexican immigrants is a pile of right-wing BS that reeks of racism.
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    Feb 24, 2011 10:52 PM GMT
    rickrick91 said
    conservativejock said
    You do realize no matter how much this issue is discussed here, the gap is only going to grow wider. America is a giant mill producing poverty and importing it from south of the border.



    Total BS.
    The gap between rich and poor that was caused by the Reagan/Bush economic policies of the Reagan and Bush administrations in the 1980's - stopped growing during the Clinton administration - thanks to the Democratic economic policies that were in place.
    Greater economic equity resulted from the Democratic economic policies of the 1990's that were focused on helping average Americans and not the rich.

    Unfortunately, the widening income gap, and redistribution of wealth to the rich - returned after Bush Jr. got elected and reimplemented the failed trickle-down Repub economic policies.

    Trying to blame it on Mexican immigrants is a pile of right-wing BS that reeks of racism.



    Lol.
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    Feb 24, 2011 11:00 PM GMT
    rickrick91 said
    conservativejock said
    You do realize no matter how much this issue is discussed here, the gap is only going to grow wider. America is a giant mill producing poverty and importing it from south of the border.



    Total BS.
    The gap between rich and poor that was caused by the Reagan/Bush economic policies of the Reagan and Bush administrations in the 1980's - stopped growing during the Clinton administration - thanks to the Democratic economic policies that were in place.
    Greater economic equity resulted from the Democratic economic policies of the 1990's that were focused on helping average Americans and not the rich.

    Unfortunately, the widening income gap, and redistribution of wealth to the rich - returned after Bush Jr. got elected and reimplemented the failed trickle-down Repub economic policies.

    Trying to blame it on Mexican immigrants is a pile of right-wing BS that reeks of racism.


    No one is "blaming". It's called identifying what is causing the apparent widening gap.

    As I said in another similarly titled thread by Riddler near the beginning of the month:

    The only reason why it seems like the poor are getting poorer is because those sections of the population are growing immensely while simultaneously the sections of the population with money are shrinking dramatically. More poor people are being added to the population through immigration and high-rate childbirth within the pools that are disproportionately government dependent and "poor".

    Imagine a scenario where half of subsaharan Africa or poverty-stricken parts of Russia were imported only for someone to point out how much "greater" the rich and poor gap has gotten and how many more "uninsured" "Americans" there are.

    So the poor aren't getting "poorer", nor are the people who had resources now "becoming poor", but rather the poor population is growing at a disproportionately greater rate.
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    Feb 25, 2011 12:47 AM GMT
    mocktwinkie said
    rickrick91 said
    conservativejock said
    You do realize no matter how much this issue is discussed here, the gap is only going to grow wider. America is a giant mill producing poverty and importing it from south of the border.



    Total BS.
    The gap between rich and poor that was caused by the Reagan/Bush economic policies of the Reagan and Bush administrations in the 1980's - stopped growing during the Clinton administration - thanks to the Democratic economic policies that were in place.
    Greater economic equity resulted from the Democratic economic policies of the 1990's that were focused on helping average Americans and not the rich.

    Unfortunately, the widening income gap, and redistribution of wealth to the rich - returned after Bush Jr. got elected and reimplemented the failed trickle-down Repub economic policies.

    Trying to blame it on Mexican immigrants is a pile of right-wing BS that reeks of racism.


    No one is "blaming". It's called identifying what is causing the apparent widening gap.

    As I said in another similarly titled thread by Riddler near the beginning of the month:

    The only reason why it seems like the poor are getting poorer is because those sections of the population are growing immensely while simultaneously the sections of the population with money are shrinking dramatically. More poor people are being added to the population through immigration and high-rate childbirth within the pools that are disproportionately government dependent and "poor".

    Imagine a scenario where half of subsaharan Africa or poverty-stricken parts of Russia were imported only for someone to point out how much "greater" the rich and poor gap has gotten and how many more "uninsured" "Americans" there are.

    So the poor aren't getting "poorer", nor are the people who had resources now "becoming poor", but rather the poor population is growing at a disproportionately greater rate.




    BOGUS BS.
    Do you make this shit up yourself, or did you get it from some right-wing propaganda source.
    The number of millionaires has RISEN in recent years.
    The number of people with ALOT of money is NOT "shrinking rapidly".

    And blaming the immigrants and the poor for the fact the Repubs have been shifting wealth from hard-working middle-class Americans up to the ultra rich is just despicable.