Thursday, January 12, 2012

Thom Hartmann: Is America a nation in the midst of a class war?

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More Americans think the nation is in the grips of class warfare than ever before. According to a new Pew Research Center survey - two-thirds of the nation believes there are "strong" conflicts between the rich and the poor in America - that's an increase of 19-points since 2009. Across all demographics - white, black, Hispanic - and across all political affiliations - Republican, Democrat, and Independents - as well as across all classes - poor, middle class, and rich - majorities of Americans believe there's a strong conflict between classes. That might have something to do with wealth inequality in America - which now rivals a lot of third-world nations - and the Occupy Wall Street movement, which has brought many of these inequalities to the forefront. Even billionaire Warren Buffet admitted there's class warfare in America - and he said that it's his class - the rich class - that's winning.
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