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Kay41 October 19th, 2013 10:09pm

An online discussion about upward mobility in America included one person saying they were not discouraged that upward mobility was difficult in some areas of the U.S. because "The middle class doesn't have room for everybody anyway." Do you agree?

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jvc1133 61535
10/21/13 12:30 pm

Gosh I would really like to care

Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/19/13 8:27 pm

If everyone's in it, it's not the middle.

potatoes
10/19/13 6:07 pm

I would say "yes," but the "in some areas part" of this poll throwing me off. Is this person saying it's only difficult to become middle class in certain areas?

Kay41 the Midwest
10/19/13 7:11 pm

Yes, the article centered around different parts of the country and saying upward mobility was easier in some parts than others.

potatoes
10/19/13 7:21 pm

Huh, that's really interesting. Now I need to figure out my official answer for this poll...

gonzoboy Arizona
10/19/13 4:14 pm

I selected "No", not because I don't agree, but because I don't disagree either. Actually, I'm still trying to wrap my head around this one persons statement. It seems rather odd, but perhaps it's just me.

No. It's me. :)

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Happy Hong Kong
10/19/13 4:11 pm

Unless we all move to Lake Wobegon it's impossible for everybody to be above average. :-)

TomLaney1 Jesus is Lord
10/19/13 3:22 pm

By definition, if all the poor suddenly became just barely "middle class," they'd still be the lower class, because they'd join the rest of the MC as the new lower class. If there are only two groups, it's upper/lower, not upper/middle.

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potatoes
10/19/13 6:03 pm

Yes, it's all relative.

TempName14 Everywhere but nowhere
10/19/13 3:17 pm

There's for everyone, but many don't want it. It's not for lazy loafers.

Mattwall1
10/19/13 3:16 pm

Leconomic mobility in general is an issue, but yes it's impossible to not have rich and poor

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Cole12 ...
10/19/13 3:17 pm

Looks like we finally agree on something. Most liberals don't seem to realize this simple fact.

Mattwall1
10/19/13 3:18 pm

Economic*
I've never denied not everyone can be middle class. I've said that ignoring falling economic mobility is wrong

Mattwall1
10/19/13 3:19 pm

And the same with rising income inequality.

TomM
10/19/13 3:14 pm

Everyone cannot be in the middle. Think about it.

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TomM
10/19/13 3:17 pm

I don't like the term middle class. It's used by politicians to define anyone who could potentially vote for them.

Cole12 ...
10/19/13 3:12 pm

Not everyone has the necessary motivation to break into the middle class. But for those willing to work smart, everyone has the opportunity at upward mobility.

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