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Is the U.S. going down the tubes? What happened?

September 21 2011 at 3:47 AM
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The rich get richer...the poor get poorer....

According to the latest figures from the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development):

21.6 percent of American children live in poverty.
This compares to 3.7 percent in Denmark, 5 percent in Finland, 5.5 percent in Norway 6.9 percent in Slovenia, 7 percent in Sweden, 7.2 percent Hungary, 8.3 percent in Germany, 8.8 percent in the Czech Republic, 9.3 percent in France, 9.4 percent in Switzerland. I suppose we can take some comfort in that our numbers are not quite as bad as Turkey (23.5 percent), Chile (24 percent) and Mexico (25.8 percent).

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/09/14-6

 
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