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Common Leftist Economic Claims, Part III: Exposing the “Shrinking Middle Class/Growing Poor” Fables

The left is always droning on and on about alleged “income inequity”.  That – plus the claim that those “evil conservative economic policies” are changing the US to become a society with a tiny minority of very rich and a host of extremely poor, with a disappearing middle class – seems to be among their […]
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