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Bitter Politics of Envy? - Charles M. Blow

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Charles M Blow wrote a must read essay about the divisiveness being spread by the GOP 'Not envy Mr. Romney. Opportunity'... 'An equal opportunity to success is central to this country's optimistic ethos, but income inequality and corporate greed are making a lie of that most basic American truism. The rich and their handmaidens on the political right have consolidated America's wealth on the ever-narrowing peak of a steep hill and greased the slope. They want to cast everyone at the bottom as lazy or jealous, without acknowledging the accident of birth and collusion of policies that helped grant them their perch.Income inequality is a threat to this country and the middle class that made her great.' Quoting Alan Krueger, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers:'I think it is clear that we can't go back to the type of policies that exacerbated the rise in inequality'

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