New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

The land of haves and have-nots


May 27, 2019

Unknown to most people, there is a relentless struggle in society between those who have and those who have not.

A recent Gallup poll, “Majority Rejects Idea of Haves, Have-Nots Divide in U.S.,” created the impression that there was no such divide when in fact 41 percent felt otherwise. So the headline was correct but the impression was wrong.

Eighty-one percent of adults with incomes above $100,000 consider themselves as haves, which they should because they are the haves. On the other hand, 63 percent of those earning under $40,000 claim to be have-nots, which they should because t...

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