The GOP Prez Candidates' Stance: Income Inequality

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March 23, 2012, 7:00 a.m. EDT
The Republican stance on income inequality
Conservatives loathe to use phrase but tap into equality fears
By Ruth Mantell, MarketWatch

There’s a...schizophrenia in how Americans view inequality, Jacobs said.

“[T]here is a leeriness of government intervention,” Jacobs said. “But when it comes conversations about kids going to school and parents retiring, we become more operationally liberal.”

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, an economist/adviser to McCain’s 2008 campaign, said.., “Republicans have consistently made the case that to extend...policies...hampering the ability of Americans to get ahead is putting the future of families in doubt.”


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