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    in the 70's. That's about the time they're saying the inequality first began to rise.

    But it took the Reagan era ending of protective progressive income taxation to really launch the rocket.

    All the rest follows from the gusher of wealth accumulating in the campaign donor class. Given Reagan, it's a mathematical certainty that there will come a W Bush and the worse that's coming.

    The left hasn't been a factor since the Beatles. The Democratic Party is the compassionate conservative party that feels it can do the Republicans' job better with less pain to the people.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sun Jun 19, 2011 at 05:44:29 AM PDT

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