Looking for the American Dream? Move to Canada

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    Jan 05, 2012 3:47 PM GMT
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    “Republicans will not feel compelled to talk about income inequality,” Mr. Bridgeland said. “But they will feel a need to talk about a lack of mobility — a lack of access to the American Dream.”

    “It’s becoming conventional wisdom that the U.S. does not have as much mobility as most other advanced countries,” said Isabel V. Sawhill, an economist at the Brookings Institution. “I don’t think you’ll find too many people who will argue with that.”

    The United States is also less unionized than many of its peers
    , [emphasis added] which may lower wages among the least skilled, and has public health problems, like obesity and diabetes, which can limit education and employment.

    Perhaps another brake on American mobility is the sheer magnitude of the gaps between rich and the rest — the theme of the Occupy Wall Street protests, which emphasize the power of the privileged to protect their interests. Countries with less equality generally have less mobility.

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    Jan 05, 2012 4:38 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidAnd how should we get that money that "the rich" have into the hands of "the 99%" then?

    And, how much should we take from "the rich" to give to the 99%?

    Who will decide these things, an Obama "Wealth Equality" Czar?

    Repeal the Bush Tax Cuts