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Five Pillars of the Growing Inequality in the U.S.

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The fact that a minority of very rich people are getting richer, while a majority of poor and middle income people are getting poorer.

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FDR's Desk by Squidpants - Flickr

These unhappy times call for the building of plans that rest upon the forgotten, the unorganized, but the indispensable units of economic power" that build from the bottom up and not from the top down, that put their faith once more in the forgotten man at the bottom of the economic pyramid."

Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), 32nd American president (1933-1945), 1932


There is a perfect storm brewing in the United States in the direction of an ever greater income and wealth inequality.

However, a majority of Americans are beginning to understand that the ultra-conservative ideology and the government policies it generates play a large role in the fact that a minority of very rich people are getting richer while a majority of poor and middle income people are getting poorer.

Recent studies indicate that over the last thirty years, in the United States, the rich have been getting richer at the same time that the poor and the middle class have become poorer.


 

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Lance Ciepiela is a retired senior who had an interesting career in government service - a United States Marine Corps (USMC) Vietnam-Era veteran, who became interested in restoring the Constitution after I realized that W Bush had attacked Iraq (more...)
 

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