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Obama: Republicans in Congress Working to 'Accelerate' Income Inequality (TEXT and VIDEO)

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In an interview that aired on Sunday, ABC News host George Stephanopolous pointed out to the president that 95 percent of the income gains since 2009 had gone to the top 1 percent of Americans.

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Roseann d (178)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 1:08 pm
That's true but the TransPacific Partnership will also accelerate income inequality and a lot more damage too.

Robert K (31)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 7:37 pm
A great start would be to withdraw from every single trade group we're in and to pass a law requiting a 100% vote in both houses of congress before we ever enter another one. We don't need them as nobody could afford to refuse to trade with us on our terms.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 7:40 pm
No one care fix eight years of bush.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 8:10 pm
No one can fix eight years of bush. He trashed us forever.

Jason S (50)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 9:01 pm
Good posting, thanks

. (0)
Monday September 16, 2013, 8:08 am
Very interesting. Thanks for sharing, Carrie.

Gene J (290)
Monday September 16, 2013, 12:54 pm
"The president noted that globalization and technology were eliminating American jobs. And he argued that was why it was important to have policies to educate young people for higher-skilled jobs, provide work through rebuilding infrastructure and to give companies tax breaks for research and development."

He's right, of course. But using that time frame is incorrect and unfair. It has been going on MUCH longer than the last 4 years. The wealth gap has been accelerating for the last half of the previous century and has only increased its pace in this century. And the republican party is helping it as best it can. Pointing this out brings cries of class warfare from them. Fine, but they have been conducting a stealth wealth war on the middle class and poor for 60 years. Their class warfare has damaged this country at its core and will continue to do so for decades. The president is correct in his analysis but getting this congress to act, like the last two, is nigh unto impossible. They don't want change that benefits anyone but the top 1% and if anything brings this country down, it will be that attitude and their policies.
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