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Wealth gap is widest in some affluent US cities
San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 20, 2014 | JOSH BOAK

Posted on 02/20/2014 4:53:35 PM PST by artichokegrower

WASHINGTON (AP) — The gap between the wealthy and the poor is most extreme in several of the United States' most prosperous and largest cities.

The economic divides in Atlanta, San Francisco, Washington, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles are significantly greater than the national average, according to a study released Thursday by the Brookings Institution, the Washington-based think tank.

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Wealth gap is widest in some affluent US cities


Wealth gap is widest in most affluent liberal US cities.

1 posted on 02/20/2014 4:53:35 PM PST by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower

Cities that mirror the Dem winning strategy:
Crony capitalists to provide the $$
Entitlement army to provide the votes.


2 posted on 02/20/2014 4:55:32 PM PST by nascarnation (I'm hiring Jack Palladino to investigate Baraq's golf scores.)
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To: artichokegrower

Leftists outweigh conservatives in large cities. Correlation? Hmm....


3 posted on 02/20/2014 4:56:41 PM PST by vpintheak (Thankful to be God blessed & chosen!)
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To: artichokegrower

Mainly because the way Liberals acquire their wealth is through climbing and scheming and leeching. Predictably, they don’t want to really help people help themselves as a result.


4 posted on 02/20/2014 4:57:43 PM PST by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: artichokegrower

And these Democrats always show in polls that they are the stingiest people. They want government to force the rest of us to help the poor in their cities, while they sob crocodile tears about income inequality.


5 posted on 02/20/2014 5:03:19 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: artichokegrower

Jealousy is one of the seven deadly sins, coveting others goods is a violation of the Ten Commandments, and redistribution of wealth is unconstitutional—see the “Takings Clause.”


6 posted on 02/20/2014 5:38:24 PM PST by LALALAW (one of the asses who's sick of our "ruling" classes)
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To: artichokegrower
Captain Obvious strikes again. Zero is zero. The low end of the income scale is dominated by people who are not in the labor force, for whatever reason, and who therefore have no earned income. The gap between those at zero and ANY working cohort -- the second, third, fourth or fifth quintile, the mean, the median, or the filthy rich -- will necessarily rise as incomes rise.

Inequality is an irrelevant red herring issue. What is needed is to get people who are parked on the sidelines back into the game. Increasing transfer payments does precisely the reverse.

7 posted on 02/20/2014 6:01:10 PM PST by sphinx
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That’s because in the big Progressive cities the elite are allowed to own slaves .... albeit wage slaves, but slaves never the less.


8 posted on 02/20/2014 6:01:35 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (On a good day Slow Joe doesn't do anything incredibly stupid ... waiting for that first good day!)
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To: artichokegrower

I’m sending this one to Taranto over at the WSJ for a “tautology alert”.


9 posted on 02/20/2014 6:10:52 PM PST by jocon307
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To: artichokegrower

Socialism kills the middle-class.


10 posted on 02/20/2014 6:38:55 PM PST by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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its the king of places Liberals like to build, big and powerful concentrations of people and power


11 posted on 02/20/2014 6:38:59 PM PST by Wuli
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Take Washington, DC and the surrounding area where all the feral government agents live, for instance.


12 posted on 02/20/2014 6:41:12 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Islam is a religion of peace, and Moslems reserve the right to behead anyone who says otherwise.)
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Selfless public servants, every one.


13 posted on 02/20/2014 6:50:52 PM PST by Benito Cereno
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To: artichokegrower
Funny how zuckerberg a liberal a rich liberal is viewed not as a money hungry rich white guy but a starving entrepreneur who made it big
14 posted on 02/20/2014 7:13:34 PM PST by ronnie raygun (zippy the a##clown sez..............................)
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