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'The Defining Issue of Our Time'? Hardly

Rabbi Jeffery Wrote: May 07, 2012 1:18 PM
There are many key phrases (sound bites?) that should become the mantra for Mitt Romney. Especially significant is the last one - "If economic disparity is a problem, then the way to solve it is by raising those who are stuck near the bottom, not tearing down those who have climbed to the top." Well done Mr. Jacoby
There is nothing new under the sun, including politicians who seek to win votes by milking the gap between rich and poor.

Today it's Barack Obama, demanding a "Buffett rule" and decrying the harm caused when "the gap between those at the very, very top and everybody else keeps growing wider and wider and wider and wider." Not so long ago it was John Edwards, intent on riding his "Two Americas" stump speech ("One America does the work while another America reaps the reward") all the way to the White House. Earlier still it was FDR, lambasting the...

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