Obama to focus on income inequality in economic speech, emphasize work needed in next 3 years

  • Article by: JIM KUHNHENN , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 3, 2013 - 4:05 PM

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama wants to draw attention to the income gap between rich and poor in an economic address meant to both spur short-term congressional action and help set the agenda for the remainder of his presidency.

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theagonybhoDec. 3, 13 4:28 PM

So because some people went to school and have better jobs or opened thier own business and make more money its up to Congress to come up with a magical plan to close the gap. Forget it, were broke, let me guess the government will subsidize the poor and tax the rich to close the gap. The last 3 years of your term will not be fun, just ask Bush.

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jpjc54Dec. 3, 13 4:52 PM

The income gap is further evidence of the economic recovery being enemic with so many workers having given up on searching for a job and others having to seek out additional part time jobs trying to make ends meet. The president should reflect on this failed policies and their impact of further income inequality. Raising the minimum wages will only cause employers to trim their work forces.

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ddellwoDec. 3, 13 6:10 PM

As if the ACA isn't damaging enough - now we need more of Obama's bungling to hose things up even more!

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ericgus55Dec. 3, 13 8:15 PM

The income gap has been widening for decades - far too long to blame on one president or one economic rise/fall cycle. Concentration of wealth is the inevitable result of capitalism (anyone ever play Monopoly?).

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wulffie22Dec. 4, 13 7:39 PM

So it seems that the Presidents answer to all problems is income redistribution.

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