Originally Posted by ponyboy
Sorry to be blunt but that is flat out wrong. It is a cold hard fact that the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer...
Not the place for a political discussion, but I will just point out that most of the people who make claims like those have an agenda, and they are distorting facts to that purpose.
Yes, there's only so much room at the top, but a) the top keeps rising; b) there's still plenty of room in the middle; c) even down on the lower rungs, you stand a very good chance of being able to live a pretty decent life if you just exercise common sense & financial prudence. I've done it.
As for the absolute top, check out the Forbes list of 400 richest Americans, and compare it to the same list from 20 years ago. Very few of the same people on both lists, while a good many of today's uber- rich made their fortunes in things (Google, Amazon
, Facebook...) that didn't even exist 20 years ago.