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A possible segmentation between Republicans and Democrats?
Markets are booming in the US. Other trade data are also positive. This may hint at possible..

ON MAY 1, 2012, the Dow Jones industrial in the New York City closed at its highest level for more than four years after taking clue from positive manufacturing data. The institute for supply management (ISM) said its index of manufacturing activity rose to 54.8 last month from 53.4 in March - a figure above 50 indicates expansion.

The Dow rose 66 points to close at 13, 279, its highest since 28 December 2007. The index broke back above 13,000 in February this year. The ISM said new order, production and employment in manufacturing also rose in April. Its measure of employment in the sector climbed to nine month high. The US consumer price rose by 0.3%. and the US trade gap narrowed down in February.

The data hint at Americans investing back into the US again and American economy slowly recovering from recession that started almost four years back. If data are to be interpreted properly more and more Americans are putting their bet back on the US markets. More and more Americans are getting employment from the American companies or their joint ventures with foreign companies. But this is election year and rich as a rule support Republicans and Mr. Obama is contesting for re-election to the White House. Does it hint at a possible segmentation between Republicans and Democrats? Are rich in the US helping Obama for a cause? If it is true then at least either White House or US Senate would belong to the Republicans after November elections.

The decrease in the trade gap shows either increased American export to the rest of the world, particularly to China or decreased import from the rest of the world, particularly from China. Either way the US economy, which is anyway the most robust economy in the world, appears to be performing well even in the media. The inflation is still high and it tells at the compulsion of increased international trade and also about the fact that the USD would have to devalue itself in order to be in tune with the devalued foreign currencies. The data hints at the lessening of agitation against the gap between rich and the rest. The parent shareholders do business all over the world and therefore earn wealth all over. The employee or a middle class investor has limited means to earn money as he or she can be employed in a single job only.

The more the world grows, more the rich earn and more the gap between the rich and the rest in the US increases. It is also not true that the rich pay less tax in the US. The fact is that rich pay tax all over the places where they do business and US should have signed treaties avoiding double taxation for corporations and individuals. The present segmentation is only possible if Mr. Mc Cain and Mr. Obama segmented during the 2008 Presidential elections, otherwise the argument is wrong. But the fact is that rich who support Republicans are finding it cozy with the Obama administration and there should be some reason for that. If it is true it is not good to segment in private and the trend should stop after 2012 elections for the White House and one third of the US Senate.

The US may believe in dividing the world on its internal bipolarity and always benefiting irrespective of who is the incumbent of the White House. While this may appear a noble American cause on surface, the fact is that still segmentation is not good for American people and state. The competitiveness of American politics should never be compromised. Increasing inflation, other than the devaluation constraints, may also hint at the hidden hands of markets operating in the US, which may keep more than the tolerable inflation to account for diffusive politics and to promote efficiency and class consciousness.

Political equality is not always cost-free, more so in this increasingly connected world, and the world will have to live with permanent dose of inflation. People may have to pay for seeing dreams. It is a kind of taxation on inflationary hopes and consumers have to pay more for their value-additions. Rich can easily maintain their wealth and value up to 5% annual rate of inflation in the US. Rich in the US can let others earn more in certain sectors to maintain more than the academic rate of inflation. This is a very shrewd way of exporting inflation to the whole world and exercising control.

Similarly, segmentation in American politics, if it is actualized, is a reply to inefficiency and inefficient. It is a hedge against crony socialism and would add to capitalist values. No matter how beneficial it may appear it should not be tried as it would reduce the whiteness of America and would promote not-so-required oligarchy. Let the democracy remain genuine in the West and the way it is possible is through supporting majorities there and not looking for their replacement.

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