Tensions Between Rich and Poor Highest in 24 Years

There are 10 comments on the Jan 12, 2012, www.nytimes.com story titled Tensions Between Rich and Poor Highest in 24 Years. In it, www.nytimes.com reports that:

The New York Times reports:

About two-thirds of Americans now believe there are “strong conflicts” between rich and poor in the United States, a survey by the Pew Research Center found.

The survey attributed the change, in part, to “underlying shifts in the distribution of wealth in American society,” citing a finding by the Census Bureau that the share of wealth held by the top 10 percent of the population increased to 56 percent in 2009, from 49 percent in 2005.

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tom

Owatonna, MN

#268 Jan 25, 2012
katn wrote:
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well if they all move away then who is it that they are going to sell their product to?
They will sell there stuff to the 100 million on welfare....So you will be paying for other peoples stuff...
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#269 Jan 25, 2012
Obama will be re-elected no doubt. He has no competent competition.
Last election Romney lost to McCain.
McCain lost to Obama in a landslide.
Newt is idiot that can not be trusted and he is a lobbyist.
We are paying the price from the Bush destruction. Bush the destroyer.
Obama now has more experience than Romney and Newt.

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#270 Jan 25, 2012
Tony wrote:
Obama will be re-elected no doubt. He has no competent competition.
Last election Romney lost to McCain.
McCain lost to Obama in a landslide.
Newt is idiot that can not be trusted and he is a lobbyist.
We are paying the price from the Bush destruction. Bush the destroyer.
Obama now has more experience than Romney and Newt.
You're probably right....is that good, or bad? Is obama a good pres, or a bad one?

“It all about money”

Since: Oct 08

st louis

#271 Jan 25, 2012
tom wrote:
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They will sell there stuff to the 100 million on welfare....So you will be paying for other peoples stuff...
Then those on welfare will run the economy?? What about the other 200 million? Sorry, but I cant see companies leaving. As a matter of fact, there are some that are on their way here.....for cheaper workers ha hahaha how sad.

I already pay for other peoples stuff, every time I pay a bill and every week i work. I get no freebies, not even from the company I work for....that is all history.
tom

Owatonna, MN

#272 Jan 25, 2012
katn wrote:
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Then those on welfare will run the economy?? What about the other 200 million? Sorry, but I cant see companies leaving. As a matter of fact, there are some that are on their way here.....for cheaper workers ha hahaha how sad.
I already pay for other peoples stuff, every time I pay a bill and every week i work. I get no freebies, not even from the company I work for....that is all history.
If we keep voting DFL and GOP who are liberal lite this nation is doomed.....

RON PAUL 2012!!!!!!!!!
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#273 Jan 25, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
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You're probably right....is that good, or bad? Is obama a good pres, or a bad one?
He is better than the past President. He will be better than the Republican candidates running for President.
Go Blue

West Palm Beach, FL

#274 Jan 25, 2012
inbred Genius wrote:
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You're probably right....is that good, or bad? Is obama a good pres, or a bad one?
I would hazard to say.....we are better off now, than we were autumn of 2008.....other than fuel prices, regional rebounding is on the upswing.....
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#275 Jan 25, 2012
katn wrote:
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Then those on welfare will run the economy?? What about the other 200 million? Sorry, but I cant see companies leaving. As a matter of fact, there are some that are on their way here.....for cheaper workers ha hahaha how sad.
I already pay for other peoples stuff, every time I pay a bill and every week i work. I get no freebies, not even from the company I work for....that is all history.
The company you work for probably gets freebies.

Since: Jan 10

Las Vegas, NV

#276 Jan 25, 2012
"I won't allow the half of Americans who pay no taxes to bear the burden of the other half who don't pay enough."

-- berry barrack "al hussien" ubama
Provocateur

Half Moon Bay, CA

#277 Jan 25, 2012
katn wrote:
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well if they all move away then who is it that they are going to sell their product to?
Come On, to inbred genius of course there's one born every minute.

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