In light of my obligations, here's a quote from Patriot Post that emphasizes a basic philosophical difference when it comes to the 'created equal' discussion.
"All Men being naturally equal, as descended from a common Parent, enbued with like Faculties and Propensities, having originally equal Rights and Properties, the Earth being given to the Children of Men in general, without any difference, distinction, natural Preheminence, or Dominion of one over another, yet Men not being equally industrious and frugal, their Properties and Enjoyments would be unequal." ~ Abraham Williams, An Election Sermon, 1762
Yes - we're all created equal but that doesn't mean we all do the same things with our abilities, talents or efforts. As a result, there will be unequal outcomes - if judged by assets, position, earnings, etc. But if we judged by freedom, then we'd see we are all equal in outcome after all.