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Subject:  Re: OT:Nickel and Dimed Date:  12/30/2002  10:14 PM
Author:  MadCapitalist Number:  88258 of 888931 seems to me that if the gap between the rich and the poor continues to widen, that this is not a good thing for all of us.

The gap between the rich and poor is irrelevant. It is the absolute level of the poor that we should be concerned about. The rich getting richer is not hurting the poor. In fact, the rich getting richer is *desirable*, despite the guilt trip the liberals try to lay on the wealthy.

It is hard to argue that the poor are worse off now than many years ago. The real cost of living is how much something costs in terms of hours of work needed to purchase something, and it is quite remarkable how much better off *everyone* is in this respect.
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