Obama declares income inequality a 'defining challenge of our time'

  • Article by: JIM KUHNHENN , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 4, 2013 - 9:51 PM

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama prodded Congress to raise wages and secure the social safety net as he issued an overarching appeal Wednesday to correct economic inequalities that he said make it harder for a child to escape poverty. "That should offend all of us," he declared. "We are a better country than this."

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