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  •  The bottom end of the income ladder (8+ / 0-)

    doesn't generally buy the whole "we've got to feed the capitalists first" line, but the middle class frequently does, and a Republican strategy for the past 30 years or more has been to pit the middle class against the poor.

    If we really want to reverse the trend towards more and more inequality, the solution is simple: more progressive taxation. Like, you know, we used to have, in the good old days Obama is talking about. Or what most other developed nations have now.

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