income inequality

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Issa, Wealthiest Member Of Congress: America’s Poor ‘The Envy Of The World’

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., said he “absolutely” wants to address U.S. income inequality, but the wealthiest member of Congress went on to say America’s poor are “the envy of the world.”

05/08/2015

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2016 Presidential Candidates Will Have To Address Problems Facing The Poor

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a presidential campaign where candidates are jockeying to be champions of the middle class and asking wealthy people for money, the problems facing the poor are inching into the debate. Tensions […]

05/02/2015

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the last several decades have seen the most sustained rise in income inequality in a century. n(Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg via Getty Images)

Fed Chair Yellen: US Income Inequality Worsening Dramatically

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the last several decades have seen the most sustained rise in income inequality in a century.

10/17/2014

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Report: ‘Rising Income Inequality’ Squeezing State Tax Revenue

The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has been matched by a slowdown in state tax revenue, according to a report being released Monday by Standard & Poor’s.

09/15/2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responded to questions about growing U.S. income equality by saying that she and former President Bill Clinton are not like the “truly well off.” (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Clinton: Bill And I Not Like The ‘Truly Well Off’

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responded to questions about growing U.S. income equality by saying that she and former President Bill Clinton are not like the “truly well off.”

06/23/2014

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Americans Grapple with Income Inequality

The wealthiest county in America is settled deep in 4 a.m. slumber when Neal Breen threads the mini-mansion subdivisions and snow-blanketed fairways on his way to open shop.

02/02/2014

The new Pew Research Center and USA Today survey finds that there is broad public agreement of a growing gap between rich and poor, and over half of Americans surveyed – 54 percent – say they favor taxing the wealthy and corporations to expand programs for the poor.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poll: 54 Percent Of US Favors Taxing The Wealthy, Corporations To Fund Poor

The new Pew Research Center and USA Today survey finds that there is broad public agreement of a growing gap between rich and poor, and over half of Americans surveyed – 54 percent – say they favor taxing the wealthy and corporations to expand programs for the poor.

01/23/2014

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Obama To Announce 5 ‘Promise Zones’ In Effort To Focus On Income Inequality

President Barack Obama will announce five “Promise Zones” this week as part of his effort to focus on income inequality in the lead-up to his State of the Union address.

01/08/2014