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Published: Thursday, Dec. 29 2011 4:18 p.m. MST

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Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

**'Study: Rich get a lot richer, outpace middle class' - By Andrew Taylor - AP - 10/26/11

'The study comes from the Congressional Budget Office and is based on IRS and Census Bureau data.
It finds that after-tax income for the top 1 percent of U.S. households almost tripled, up 275 percent, from 1979 to 2007. For people in the middle of the economic scale, after-tax income grew by just 40 percent.'

On the other side?

*Half of all Americans are struggling to get by on poor or on low income, figures reveal By Rebecca Seales Daily UK news 12/15/11

A record number of Americans - nearly one-in-two - have fallen into poverty or are scraping by on earnings that classify them as low-income, according to new figures.

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