A better USA is more important. The USA has the highest levels of income inequality in the developed world. Countries with a higher level of income inequality have:
- Higher poverty rates
- Higher levels of violence and homicide
- Higher prison population
- Lower life expectancy
- Higher obesity and lower overall health.
Source - The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better
Republicans forget: 1/3 of the stimulus was tax cuts.
Obama reduced taxes for 95% of working Americans, giving us the biggest tax cut package in history.
Food-insecurity in the US is at the highest number ever recorded, with 1 in 4 – 16 million -- American kids and 7.5 million seniors going to bed hungry.
The US poverty rate has risen to 46.9 million people, up for the fourth consecutive year. Moving out of poverty is nearly impossible without some form of government assistance. And, unfortunately, among industrialized countries, the US has one of the highest poverty rates, while we are among those that spend the least to combat it.
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