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America, the land of abundant wealth? Not really, the number of Americans living below the poverty line rose for the four successive year in 2004. This grew the gap between the rich and the poor (1)

The gap between the richest Americans and the poorest has been growing since 1973. (2)

An example is in 2003 the top 5% of households took 21.4% of the income, up from 16.6% in 1973. (3)

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