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    Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    WASHINGTON

    The income gap between the richest and poorest Americans grew last year to its widest amount on record.

    New census figures show that young adults and children in particular struggled to stay afloat in the recession.

    The top-earning 20 percent of Americans -- those making more than $100,000 each year -- received 49.4 percent of all income generated in the U.S. That's compared with the 3.4 percent earned by those below the poverty line.
    Even if the release of this was timed, it's still relevant to the midterms and taxes.

    Now is not the time to give an additional tax break to the wealthy and super-wealthy.

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
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    Even if the release of this was timed, it's still relevant to the midterms and taxes.

    Now is not the time to give an additional tax break to the wealthy and super-wealthy.
    However, it is a good time to allow tax breaks to corporations to remain in place, so all those poor people can go back to work.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Cool, let's just keep soaking everyone so we're all equally miserable. God Bless America!!

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    However, it is a good time to allow tax breaks to corporations to remain in place, so all those poor people can go back to work.
    aren't we now in that period of tax breaks from the bush era ... so why is unemployment so high now if tax breaks to corporations are the means to full employment?
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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    Cool, let's just keep soaking everyone so we're all equally miserable. God Bless America!!
    Nah I have an advantage of being less miserable seeing as I am single. You married people are on a league of their own. Oh and I don't pay taxes.

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Nah I have an advantage of being less miserable seeing as I am single. You married people are on a league of their own. Oh and I don't pay taxes.
    You make up for it later, trust me.

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Census finds record gap between rich and poor



    Even if the release of this was timed, it's still relevant to the midterms and taxes.

    Now is not the time to give an additional tax break to the wealthy and super-wealthy.
    we agree 100% on this.

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    You make up for it later, trust me.
    Only if 2012 is fake.

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    aren't we now in that period of tax breaks from the bush era ... so why is unemployment so high now if tax breaks to corporations are the means to full employment?
    Unemployment is so high, because of the uncertainty being caused by government legislation and the threat of legislation. Make corporations feel comfortable that they're not going to get hosed with more taxes and bull**** healthcare bills and cap-n-trade and you'll see things start to improve. The unemployment rate has been caused by the government's policies killing jobs.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Only if 2012 is fake.
    I'm not going to stop paying the house note, that's for damn sure.

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