We Can Get Our Priorities Straight and Reduce the Rich-Poor Gap

Today in the United States we have, by far, the most unequal distribution of wealth and income of any major country and the gap between the rich and poor is growing wider. This is an issue that Congress has ignored for far too long and that must be addressed. We can begin by passing legislation to rescind the hundreds of billions in tax breaks that President Bush has given to the wealthiest one percent of Americans and use that money to address the needs of working families.

Today in the United States we have, by far, the most unequal distribution of wealth and income of any major country and the gap between the rich and poor is growing wider. This is an issue that Congress has ignored for far too long and that must be addressed. We can begin by passing legislation to rescind the hundreds of billions in tax breaks that President Bush has given to the wealthiest one percent of Americans and use that money to address the needs of working families.

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