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Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:18 PM

U.S. income inequality at highest level in 50 years, economic gap growing in heartland

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/u-s-income-inequality-highest-level-50-years-economic-gap-n1058956

"Six states with the biggest yearly gains in inequality were primarily in the heartland Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, New Hampshire and New Mexico."
"U.S. income inequality at highest level in 50 years, economic gap growing in heartland
Six states with the biggest yearly gains in inequality were primarily in the heartland Alabama, Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, New Hampshire and New Mexico.
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Sept. 26, 2019, 5:25 AM PDT
By Associated Press
ORLANDO, Fla. The gap between the haves and have-nots in the United States grew last year to its highest level in more than 50 years of tracking income inequality, according to Census Bureau figures.

Income inequality in the United States expanded from 2017 to 2018, with several heartland states among the leaders of the increase, even though several wealthy coastal states still had the most inequality overall, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau."

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Thu Feb 13, 2020, 11:23 PM

1. I travel Nebraska for my job

And it never ceases to amaze me the poverty that I see in the smaller towns compared to the crazy wealth in Omaha and Lincoln. Even in those two cities it seems like you either dont have a pot to piss in or you have more money than god. Very few middle class people it seems than the other 2 ends of the spectrum.

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Fri Feb 14, 2020, 12:26 AM

2. This is a good campaign issue for the GE.

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