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Unformatted text preview: the 1980s, our government has gotten
rid of social programs and reduced taxes on wealthy people. The gap between the rich and poor has
increased and continues to increase in America. This is because the top one percent make up most of
our America’s income and the top twenty percent make up more than half of our countries income,
while those in poverty hardly make an income at all. This evidence does not surprise me because our
country does not provide healthcare for everyone and our country is not focused enough on distributing
wealth in order to decrease the impact of social status on health.
Not too long ago, I purchased a shirt from the SSU bookstore. According to the United
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2014 for the course HIST 251 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at Sonoma.
- Fall '08