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Old 07-07-2011, 12:40 AM
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Default Re: Values Added: A Moral Budget (Jim Wallis & Richard Land)

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Originally Posted by DenvilleSteve View Post
government can address the income disparity at the state level. My guess is there is a much greater divergence between the incomes of people in NYC and CA then there is in Red states. By raising taxes on the rich at the federal level you are doing harm to republican people. Raising taxes on the successful farmer in Iowa does harm to the economy of Iowa.
I don't think that your guess is supported by the data, at least in Texas, among the reddest of the Red States:

The richest 20 percent of Texas families have average incomes 7.9 times larger than the poorest 20 percent of families, ranking as the 9th highest gap in the nation. This ratio was 7.0 in the late 1980s.[vi]

Source: Texas on the Brink 2011
http://texaslsg.org/texasonthebrink/?page_id=94
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