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The American Middle Class Is
No Longer the World’s Richest

New York Times, by David Leonhardt and Kevin Quealy

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Posted By:Desert Fox, 4/22/2014 2:15:09 PM

The American middle class, long the most affluent in the world, has lost that distinction. While the wealthiest Americans are outpacing many of their global peers, a New York Times analysis shows that across the lower- and middle-income tiers, citizens of other advanced countries have received considerably larger raises over the last three decades. After-tax middle-class incomes in Canada — substantially behind in 2000 — now appear to be higher than in the United States. The poor in much of Europe earn more than poor Americans. The numbers, based on surveys conducted over the past 35 years, offer some of the most detailed

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: seal010101, 4/22/2014 2:22:13 PM     (No. 9820481)

Thanks.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Otheym, 4/22/2014 2:28:51 PM     (No. 9820487)

The plan is working perfectly...see Venezuela for the end result

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Reply 3 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 4/22/2014 2:40:01 PM     (No. 9820501)

Thank you Obama, Pelosi, and Reed.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: f64, 4/22/2014 2:41:05 PM     (No. 9820504)

One rung at a time, the ladder of success has been reduced to a step stool. Soon it will become the down escalator.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: golden, 4/22/2014 2:51:39 PM     (No. 9820525)

This is Obamas legacy.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 4/22/2014 3:56:31 PM     (No. 9820621)

If it´s all the same to the rest of you, I think I´ll wait until I read this in a real newspaper, instead.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Japanorama, 4/22/2014 8:08:06 PM     (No. 9820888)


Of course the budgets of other Western countries are more skewed toward social programs.
Those countries expect American taxpayers to pay for their defense.
According to the latest figures I could find, defense spending is US$813 per Canadian taxpayer vs. US$5,500 per American taxpayer.
If the U.S. stopped defending Canada and other Western countries, there would be hundreds of billions of dollars for social programs. But we don´t, so there isn´t.
In other words, the West mooches its defense off America.

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