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February 2, 2015 at 6:08 AM

Steps for Congress to take to address on income inequality

It is wonderful that some candidates for president have recently “discovered” the issue of income inequality [“Guess who’s discovered income inequality,” Danny Westneat, Jan. 23].

Since the Republican party is the current majority in Congress, it gives citizens a chance to see if they are serious about doing something about it. Extending the Child Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit would show good faith, since they keep many Americans out of poverty. Passing universal pre-K education would help entering kindergartners have an even start at education, instead of playing catchup. Then making community college free would give young people a new opportunity to land good jobs.

All these could be passed by Congress right now, if income inequality really matters.

Willie Dickerson, Snohomish

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