The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer. This common complaint has more resonance than ever in Florida.
This is a growing gap in between the highest incomes and average incomes in the Sunshine State. From 2009 to 2011, Florida's wealthiest residents saw an increase in their real income by 9.2 percent while the income of all other people who earn income in Florida saw a decrease by 2.4 percent and Florida's wealthiest one percent hold about 25 percent of all income in the state, according to the Economic Policy Institute in an article by Jim Stratton in the February 23 Sun Sentinel.
"I don't think it is fair that the wealthiest people have so much money while working people have less. And many of these people work very hard every day," said Brandy Henson.
"I would like to have more money and so would most people. But I don't let it bother me. There is no point in getting upset because getting angry won't change anything," said Paul Nickerson.