Blakes7 saidThere's only shantys and mansions, nothing in between? Anyone born in any income bracket stays in that same bracket their entire life? No one ever has a chance to improve their lives? More flatulence from left wing propagandists.
You raise a legitimate point. However, the very fact that such poverty, and such unnecessary wealth exist in the same country should give us something to think hard about.
Of course people change brackets. But that change is getting a good deal harder, if for no other reason that extreme poverty limits education and access to information. It is deeply wasteful of human resources, and that in itself is enough should be enough to make elimination of poverty a national priority.
There is a parallel issue as well: extreme wealth gives an enormous advantage in terms of influence, access to education, and access too information.
Yes, we all know there is much in between, and that people can rise. But the deck is very loaded, and that is a national problem that should concern anyone interested in the wealth of the whole nation, and anyone with a conscience.