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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…


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May 13, 2014 at 6:03 AM

Income inequality: Capitalism as we practice it must be wrong

Paul Krugman’s syndicated column on really hit me in the gut [“Why economics failed,” Opinion, May 3]. I can’t imagine an economic system being supported where 25 hedge-fund managers make more than twice what all the kindergarten teachers in America make. Capitalism as we practice it must be wrong as that’s the wrong…


Comments | More in Economy, Income inequality | Topics: Capitalism, income inequality, John Pehrson

May 4, 2014 at 4:17 PM

Drug clemency: Our system disadvantages the poor, minorities

Leonard Pitts in his syndicated column “A nation divided, with liberty and justice for some” [Opinion, April 27] describes the two-tiered system of criminal justice in this country. I would go further to say the laws and government of the nation are biased toward the middle class and wealthy and increasingly disadvantage the poor,…


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May 1, 2014 at 7:04 AM

Minimum wage: Use income tax to redistribute wealth

The Seattle Times article “Accord on $15 minimum wage: not yet” [Local News, April 24] describes the effort as an attempt to address the growing gap between the rich and the poor. This is misleading. A $15 minimum wage, while a help to those workers struggling (at least those workers who would not be…


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October 4, 2013 at 7:34 PM

Income inequality

Money and control There is more than good and evil at work when it comes to wealth and power. To have power and control over your opponent is great but the control and power over the lives of thousands is even greater. What you see in many CEOs and company heads is ego at work. It just…


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