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January 24, 2015

State of the Union and Inequality: What Are You Going to Do Now?

Obama's proposals for shifting tax breaks from the very wealthy to the middle class and to make possible child tax credits, days for sick leave, assistance with child care, and some relief from expensive educational costs are all proposals not likely to be supported by the new Republican Congress. But the speech begins to set what could be a long-term agenda to deal with our massive economic inequality -- finally. Even the Republicans now might have to face up to the increasingly visible, embarrassing, alarming, and morally indefensible gaps between a small elite and the rest of the country.

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