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Are The Poor Getting Poorer?

Class warfare is hype. The more we fight each other, the less we fight the man.

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Are The Poor Getting Poorer?. Class warfare is hype. The more we fight each other, the less we fight the man.
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Hits: 10581 | Favorites: 2 | Emailed: 0 | Rating: 2.3 | Category: News & Politics | Date: 09/27/2011
 
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Awkkkward
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 4 Posts
Thursday, September 29, 2011 4:03:21 PM
This is a straw man argument (just so we are clear, misrepresenting someone else's position and inserting a distorted counter argument). The main point that progressives make is that the share of the pie for those not in the top 10% has gone considerably down. Seems like he is basically saying that the poor are richer now that they have a microwaves, as compared to another time when only the rich had those! ZOMG IMPROVMENT. Also, this compares households, meaning now that more women work this is included in the data.

krw888
Male, 50-59, Canada
 152 Posts
Thursday, September 29, 2011 1:01:27 PM
There are lies, damn lies, and statistics..

ANCB
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 177 Posts
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 1:42:45 PM
I'd like to point out that the think tank responsible for this video is funded in part by the Waltons (Wal-Mart owners) and the Koch brothers.

Fatninja01
Male, 18-29, Australia
 24505 Posts
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 1:26:24 PM
Money is what you make it....

xerch
Male, 18-29, S. America
 195 Posts
Wednesday, September 28, 2011 11:52:38 AM
Ok I get it, americans getting poorer is a myth. Meanwhile in somalia.....

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