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“The defining challenge of our time …”
Watch President Obama’s landmark speech on wealth inequality and economic opportunity in America …
I believe this is the defining challenge of our time: Making sure our economy works for every working American. It’s why I ran for President. It was at the center of last year’s campaign. It drives everything I do in this office. And I know I’ve raised this issue before, and some will ask why I raise the issue again right now. I do it because the outcomes of the debates we’re having right now — whether it’s health care, or the budget, or reforming our housing and financial systems — all these things will have real, practical implications for every American. And I am convinced that the decisions we make on these issues over the next few years will determine whether or not our children will grow up in an America where opportunity is real.
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American Pie – Wealth and Income
Inequality in America
No matter how you slice it, when it comes to income and wealth in America the rich get most of the pie and the rest get the leftovers. The numbers are shocking. Today the top 1 percent of Americans control 43 percent of the financial wealth while the bottom 80 percent control only 7 percent of the wealth. Incredibly, the wealthiest 400 Americans have the same combined wealth as the poorest half of Americans — over 150 million people …
Curry Democrats Adopt a Highway
The Democrats of Curry County “adopted” a mile of 101 in Curry County between mile markers 347 and 348. It’s now our responsibility to keep “our” mile of Highway 101 free of litter by clean both sides of the highway at least twice per year.
So if you drive by and see a group of people wearing brightly colored vests picking up trash that will be the Democrats of Curry County! Give us a wave!