I am relatively new here and just finished reading some really good post. However lots of subjects stick out, that I would like to talk about. I feel that the inequalities of the rich and poor are unimportant. And they certainly should not be used as a political tool. I feel that the important matter is the quality of life of the poor, not in relation to the richest but to the poorest. How do Americas poorest compair to the worlds poorest? how does the average poor in America compare to the worlds average poor? I am asking because I do not know the answers. if you do please post. I also think it would be good if when we consider the worlds poor we take into account how they would live without aid from other countries. I could be wrong but I do not think that the American poor recieve international aid directly.