Daily Revolt

July 05, 2007

Poll: Majorities Say Income Gap too Wide

Wall St. is gorging itself while Main St. struggles. Between the outsourcing, cheap illegal labor from Mexico, skyrocketing health care costs, skyrocketing interest rates and gas, the average American struggles to make ends meet. While if you are CEO your bonuses get ever larger. The wealthy have never had it so good:
Income differences in the U.S. are too stark, and the government should provide jobs and training for those having a tough time, according to majorities in a national poll released Thursday.

About seven in 10 said discrepancies between income levels are too large, a sentiment voiced by nearly two-thirds of those from households earning at least $80,000 a year, the survey said. Three-fourths of people earning less than $80,000 agreed.

The politicians in the White House in Congress are totally beholden to the powerful and wealthy special interest groups, especially lobbyists. Our corrupt government has sold America to the highest bidder:
Eight in 10 said the gap between the rich and the middle class has worsened over the last 25 years, said the survey by the University of Connecticut's Center for Survey Research and Analysis.

This poll is similar to one written about in April.

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