I hear this all the time and my first thought on why the rich get richer is because of inflation. Inflation goes up but the bottom can't get lower. Someone with $0 in savings will still have $0 30 years from now, while someone who has $100,000 will have $1,000,000. My other thought was the internet. Back in the 60s, you were really limited by physical locations. Nowadays, your not limited to who can buy your product. If ya got a good idea it could really blow up, which allowed some people to become very rich. The other thing that wasn't my idea but made sense to me was the Globalization of the marketplace. Instead of selling to Americans we now can sell all over the world and that has made some people richer. -- We still shouldn't loose sight on thinking about how to help the working poor. Some can't be helped because of poor life choices like drug abuse. But it is disturbing when companies have huge balance sheets and don't spread that out to their low-wage workers.. to me that's greed. -- CAN we try not to act like fools in this thread? Why not try the one (or two) post rule? I'm only posting once.. If you post 20 times and still can't get your point across then you need to take a break and work on communication skills. Let's not have a "Googled news link" battle. There are very intelligent people here and I enjoy reading their responses, and there are some that act like 10 years olds. I have faith that we can make one thread look civilized.