The Income Gap

Income inequality will figure prominently in President Obama’s Jan. 28 address before Congress. For perspective on the enduring problem, he can crib from the State of the Union scripts of presidents going back centuries.

Barack Obama, 2013
“It is our unfinished task to restore the basic bargain that built this country—the idea that if you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or who you love.”

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