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  • We do not accept that ours will ever be a nation of haves and have-nots. We must always be a nation of haves and soon-to-haves.

    "GOP blasts Obama for engaging in class warfare". www.cnn.com. January 25, 2012.
  • There are two forms of populism, left-wing populism and right-wing populism. Right-wing populism requires the denigration of an "Other." Left-wing populism tends to be about the haves and have-nots.

    Wings   Two   Form  
    Source: www.spiegel.de
  • I'm not the kind of writer who's able to block out the world around me. I'm mindful of our own haves and have-nots, how our culture often blames and punishes the have-nots. I worry about our precarious economic and political climate.

    Block   Worry   Political  
  • There are obvious places in which government can narrow the chasm between haves and have-nots. One is the public schools, which have been seen as the great leveler, the authentic melting pot. That, today, is nonsense. In his scathing study of the nation's public school system entitled "Savage Inequalities," Jonathan Kozol made manifest the truth: that we have a system that discriminates against the poor in everything from class size to curriculum.

  • As the haves and have-nots split further and further apart, destabilization ultimately leads to revolution, not evolution. If we're playing the evolution vs. revolution game, we are closer to revolution than we are to evolution in my concept.

    Interview with Douglas Gillies, www.douglasgillies.com.
  • This country's going to have a revolution if something doesn't happen the haves and have - nots.

  • I will help-but only so much, only so far. It is not that I believe these children are less than my own. It is not that I believe I do not have a responsibility for them. It is just that in a world of haves and have-nots, I do not want to give up too much of what I have. I do not want to diminish the complexity and diversity of my life. Instead, I will choose to spend another seventy-five dollars on myself rather than send another child to school, and I will choose to do this over and over again. I no longer think of myself as a good person. I have adjusted to that.

  • The Beatitudes, far from being a new set of virtues that further divide the religious haves and have nots, are words of hope and healing to those who have been marginalized.

    James Bryan Smith (2010). “The Good and Beautiful Life: Putting on the Character of Christ”, p.56, InterVarsity Press
  • Many of my friends and family are scratching it out somewhere decidedly south of the ever widening gap between the haves and have nots, looking at losing their homes, colleges they can't afford and healthcare they can't avail themselves of.

    "Don Cheadle Says President Obama Should Have Been More ‘Gangster,’ Clarifies Comments". www.huffingtonpost.com. December 30, 2011.
  • Might have, could have, may have, should have—the haves and have nots reduced to pointless possibilities.

    Should Have   May   Might  
  • If you have extremes of haves and have-nots where the gap keeps growing, the have-nots group together and create social disorder, as they can't see a way out of their situation.

    "60 SECONDS: Ross Kemp". Interview with Andrew Williams, metro.co.uk. September 17, 2007.
  • Richness in the world is a result of other people's poverty. We should begin to shorten the abyss between haves and have-nots.

    People   World   Poverty  
  • [On The Hunger Games success]: "It hit on the zeitgeist of the disparity b/w the haves and have nots.

  • It’s innate in me to be a Democrat — a true Southern populist kind of Democrat. There’s not a lot of those anymore. I’m not saying I’m right or wrong. That’s just the way I feel. The issues that matter to me are the social safety nets for people, health care, middle-class concerns. We need to take care of the middle class and the poor in our country. The chasm is getting larger between haves and have-nots, and that’s something we need to close down a little bit.

    Country   Issues   Class  
    "Celebrity Candidate Casting Call" by Chris Weigant, www.huffingtonpost.com. October 18, 2006.
  • 'Mixtape' is a very appropriate word to include in the title of Goran Hugo Olsson's film because it includes a rich mixture of cultural voices. They speak across different dividing lines such as those of haves and have-nots, youth and maturity, black and white, national and global, and the past and the present.

  • The government will take from the 'haves' and give to the 'have nots.' Both have lost their freedom. Those who 'have', lost their freedom to give voluntarily of their own free will and in the way the desire. Those who 'have not,' lost their freedom because they did not earn what they received. They got 'something for nothing,' and they will neither appreciate the gift nor the giver of the gift.

  • If policymakers are serious about avoiding a society of TV 'haves and have-nots,' they should refrain from policies that favor pay-TV operators over the providers of our nation's only free and local communications system: over-the-air broadcasting.

  • It's innate in me to be a Democrat - a true Southern populist kind of Democrat. There's not a lot of those anymore. I'm not saying I'm right or wrong. That's just the way I feel.

    Southern   Way   Kind  
    "10 Questions for Tim McGraw". Interview with Jeff Chu, content.time.com. October 15, 2006.
  • The issues that matter to me are the social safety nets for people, health care, middle-class concerns. We need to take care of the middle class and the poor in our country.

    Country   Class   Issues  
    "Tim McGraw: I'm 'a True Southern Populist Kind of Democrat'". www.foxnews.com. October 16, 2006.
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