http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poverty_in_the_U...<quoted text>Obama's 15% Poverty rate, decreasing wealth, and Obamacare make it even worse. I don't see the best kids going to Norway for College though. They all come to the USA.
If you check, you'll see the number of people in poverty has risen steadily since 2000. I believe this has a lot to do with unbridled immigration during that period.
As for decreasing wealth, the wealth itself hasn't decreased. It's still there but it's being controlled by a smaller number of people who refuse to turn it loose so can sustain the economy. If you have 10 business people and they each have $10.00 and they refuse to give an extra dollar raise to their 4 employees, then those employees can't contribute to the economic growth of the country. It's all a matter of who is controlling the money right now.
As for people going to college in Norway - here's a hint. Their immigration policies are tougher than ours. They probably have VERY few slots open for foreign students. Since their educations are paid for by THEIR tax dollars it makes since that only Norwegians partake in it. Unlike here in America where every nitwit from here to Timbuktu can get into college (often at tax payer expense and often trumping an American kid).