War/Afghanistan/Iraq/National security are listed as the top issues by only 5% of Americans.
Economy Is Dominant Issue for Americans as Election Nears - Gallup.com
By The Library of Congress
According to an article in The Economist (Buttonwood):
"In his book Unequal Democracy: The Political Economy of the New Gilded Age, Larry Bartels calculates that between 1952 and 2004 the average annual real post-tax income gain for the rich was 1.37% when Democrats were in the White House and just 0.92% when Republicans were.
"Interestingly, when Mr Bartels looks at the real post-tax income growth of the poor... Their income increased by 1.56% a year under Democrats and declined by 0.32% a year under Republicans.
"If ... Republicans were to win the presidency ... a combination of tighter fiscal and monetary policy would provide a tough environment for equity markets in 2013 and 2014.
The illusion of privacy in a limited hangout world
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