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See this list of incarceration rates by country. Compare the rates. Due to the Drug War the USA has the highest incarceration rate in the world. See: The U.S. Drug War. Republicans lead. Democrats follow. Everybody pays. The Republican-dominated NRA is greatly responsible. See: National Rifle Association and mandatory minimum sentencing. See cost of U.S. drug war: 1.5 trillion dollars!

USA and territories. 2,424,279 inmates in 2008. ...
In 2008 with less than 5% of world population the USA had over 2.4 million of 9.8 million world prisoners. See latest numbers and World Prison Population List (9th edition). The majority of people incarcerated in prisons and jails in the USA are in due to drug-related offenses, crimes to get money for drugs, or drug-related parole or probation violations. See Wikipedia: Drug-related crime. The number of inmates in the USA has increased almost 5 times over since 1980. Compare incarceration rates worldwide

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"Welcome to America, home to 5% of the world's people & 25% of the world's prisoners."

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Meanwhile, the rich get richer, and the poor get poorer...


The rich and the middle class

Before major recessions; rich get richer, and poor get poorer. People forget that during a most prosperous period, the 1950s, the U.S. paid less total taxes as a percentage of GDP, but the rich paid a progressively higher income tax rate than they pay now. Progressive taxation. Roosevelt-Eisenhower progressive taxation and prosperity. Versus Reagan-Bush voodoo economics and middle-class bankruptcy and decline. For more info:

Nancy & Ronald Reagan. Info.
Yearly U.S. spending. Info.

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While the rich get richer, the poor and the middle class are in crisis, or in jail, or paying for jail. Click chart to enlarge.
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