The Poor Get Poorer And The Poor, The Rich?

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“There, the poor are not oppressed, the rich are not privileged. . . . Their taxes are few because their government is just; and as there is nothing to render them wretched, there is nothing to engender riots and tumults.” “I'm asking for the vote of every single African-American citizen. You're living in poverty. Your schools are no good. You have no jobs.
African-Americans, now 45 percent poverty in the inner cities. The education is a disaster. Jobs are essentially nonexistent.” “In the end, you’re measured not by how much you undertake but by what you finally accomplish.” These quotes are all by our current president, Donald Trump. Pain states that “the poor are not oppressed, the rich are not privileged”. Trump and Paine have two totally different views when it comes to money. The sad thing is that what Trump believes most Americans also believe. I have been on both sides of poor and wealthy. I have seen both sides from both perspectives. Many wealthy people would say “who provides the jobs?” and others would reply saying “we do!” and thinks it is fine. The only reason why the poor are offered jobs is that the so-called wealthy people are too lazy to do the work. The phrase “the rich get richer and the poor get poorer” is very accurate in the US today. I believe that Paine’s beliefs in 1791 and views would change if he lived in 2018. I am a firm believer that people are judged more on money than any other aspects of life. Some of the most successful people today have

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