Monday, July 07, 2014

Losing The Message

Income inequality? Not so much, anymore:
"After making fighting income inequality an early focus of his second term, President Obama has largely abandoned talk of the subject this election year in a move that highlights the emerging debate within the Democratic Party over economic populism and its limits," reports the Post. "The pivot is striking for a president who identified inequality as one of his top concerns after his reelection, calling it 'a fundamental threat to the American dream, our way of life and what we stand for around the globe.'"
Early signs of Democratic insecurity on the income inequality meme's resonance could be seen in January statements from Obama's own pollster, Joel Benenson, who told reporters at a Democratic gathering that he believed "the attention on inequality is a bit overhyped."
Most people don't hate the rich; they want to be them...

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