The rich-poor gap in America is obscene. So let’s fix it – here’s how | Bernie Sanders

The rich-poor gap in America is obscene. So let’s fix it – here’s how | Bernie Sanders

The Guardian

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While working people toil, the richest have never have it so good. It’s time to fight back – our democracy depends on it

The United States cannot prosper and remain a vigorous democracy when so few have so much and so many have so little. While many of my congressional colleagues choose to ignore it, the issue of income and wealth inequality is one of the great moral, economic and political crises that we face – and it must be dealt with.

The unfortunate reality is that we are moving rapidly toward an oligarchic form of society, where a handful of billionaires have enormous wealth and power while working families have been struggling in a way we have not seen since the Great Depression. This situation has been exacerbated by the pandemic.

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