Are the rich realy getting richer and the poor getting poorer?

or does that only happen in backwards countries like where the goverments are corrupt?

Most governments have flaws nowadays. Wherever it is where only an elite few control the access to resources and therefore calls the shots for most economic decisions, is corrupted.

The gap between the rich and the poor increases exponentially by the year.
So by government being corrupt-do you mean us? (usa)
then yes.
Yes. Politicians make false promises to "fix" that problem, and only end up making it worse. And if anyone thinks our government is not corrupt (at least somewhat), they're sadly mistaken.
Yes. Many of the new jobs you hear about being created are minimum wage or close to it. Everytime a Wal-Mart opens people celebrate creating 300 or more new jobs (most of them still leave the worker under the poverty level). Those people require loans from banks. Banks can loan out money because the rich have money in their savings accounts. The bank pays the rich person interest, and charges the poor person a higher interest rate to borrow money to pay for basic things. So the rich gets richer, and the poor gets poorer. Every time a company makes cut backs, its to increase profits. Those profits manifest themselves in increased dividends on the stock. I only own at max 100 shares of any one stock. Top executives own 10's to 100's of thousands of shares. So dividends for them make big money. For the rest of us, we get nothing or next to nothing. As long as people in this country vote Republican, this is what you'll get.
i believe so, and i feel as though every country is like that and most every government is corrupt.. especially the U.S.
Yes, income inequality has increased dramatically over the past 25 or so years. I think it is mostly due to our income tax system. Reagan drastically cut tax rates for people in the top income brackets, allowing them to keep more of their money, while real average wages have fallen since the mid '70s. I don't think it's so much a problem of corruption, as it is different viewpoints, that of "wealth should be distributed equally" versus "you should keep what you earn, after all you worked for it".
Yes, in the United States and in many other developed and developing nations, globally - the rich ARE getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. There have been many studies in the past decade that describe this phenomenon and provide statistics to prove it. I think it is very troubling and I only see it getting worse.
The rich gets richer and the poor gets poorer.
No, it doesn't just happen in corrupt countries, it's everywhere in the world.
The rich has access to information and knowledge, which makes them richer. The rich has wealth and health, which lets them earn more money.
The poor are as educated, they lack knowledge, which leads to them having poor health. Without health and knowledge, they are unable to jump out of this bandwagon.
Yes, America is corrupt just as bad as any other country. Bush Administration has corrupt America, breaks Constitutions every anytime he wants, he broke the 2ND Constitution when he invaded Iraq , he left where Ben Laden was hiding and went into Iraq a country that had nothing to us. The 2ND Constitution states , "America Will Never Bare Arms Against Another Country Unless, They Strike Us First." Bush did preemptive strike against Iraq which had nothing to us, breaking the 2ND Constitution.

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