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  •  We should return to a steeply graduated (6+ / 0-)

    income tax and a very stiff inheritance tax for anything over a couple of million dollars. The extreme polarization of income and wealth that increasingly characterizes our country is destroying the social fabric and gradually producing a hereditary moneyed aristocracy that feels it has the right to run the country. The Koch brothers are excellent examples, but the far right is inhabited by lots of shadowy, deranged characters with their unearned inheritances.

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