Regarding the line between the rich and poor, I heard on the news yesterday that in California, there are waitlists to get a spot in a parking lot so people can live in their cars!
. Apparently there are no longer only trailer parks, wherein people live in mobile homes. Now there are car parks, wherein people live in their vehicles (cars, trucks, RVs, etc). Meanwhile, the rich are just fine and dandy. This is all due to the Wall Street crash and housing crisis of a few years ago. Unfortunately, too, many people might blame Obama, when in fact he's just been trying to clean up the mess he inherited when he came in to office. God forbid if they elect Romney in...and he's apparently ahead in the polls.
I don't think it's nearly as bad in Canada, thankfully.