Another interesting fact is that forign companies have outsourced over twice as many jobs to the United States as American companies have oursourced to the rest of the world.
Why does that matter? Both the rich and the "poor" are getting richer, so how much more the rich make then the "poor" is completly irrelivent.Its interesting that CEOs in 2003 earn more than 300 times the pay of an average worker, where in 1980, that ratio was only 42:1. This exponentially growing gap is the reason the tax curve is progressive.
Say person A makes $10,000 in 2003 and person B makes $100,000. Now lets say that person A makes $13,000 in 2004 and person B makes $1,300,000. Both people are becoming wealthier.