I'm not surprised. We can look at Communist countries where there was virtually no middle class, just the poor and the political class, because the government had absolute control. That same sort of system is apparently, though unwittingly, being sought by some in the United States."In census figures due out this week, the poverty rate is expected to jump from 13.2 percent in 2008 to almost 15 percent in 2009. That means one in seven Americans is now officially poor/"
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