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There is extreme poverty in the US and a lack of a social safety net for many.  Probably more than any other developed country in the world, the US doesn't take care of its own.  But, the US remains a magnet for employment for much of the world's unskilled population from China and Africa to Latin America.  US business thrives on poverty - or at least the poor, be it at home or abroad, and if some political interests get their way with the new immigration bill and trade agreements that trend will worsen.

I don't see religion playing as much a role in this trend as simple greed.

I can swear there ain't no heaven but I pray there ain't no hell. _ Blood Sweat & Tears

by Gringo (stargazing camel at aoldotcom) on Tue May 22nd, 2007 at 11:15:06 PM EST
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