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    HamdenRice, FG, protectspice, Quicklund, SLKRR

    this is about  a huge portion of poor moving into middle class.
    Brazil has had a long history of government corruption.

    Before you had a country that people were  very rich or very poor . The very rich put up with government corruption because it kept the status quo (and some benefited from the corruption ). The very poor felt powerless against the government .

    Now that many have moved to the middle class they are now paying taxes and are demanding  that the corruption end and government actually work for the people.

    "Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservative." - John Stuart Mill

    by smartone on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 07:24:20 AM PDT

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