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On Obama and economic inequality

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The Obama hour-long campaign address in Osawatomie, Kansas, reported: “Inequality also distorts our democracy.” He added, “It gives an outsized voice to the few who can afford high-priced lobbyists and unlimited campaign contributions and runs the risk of selling out democracy to the highest bidder.”

First of all, I don’t believe the public is that concerned about economic inequality—the baseball player, movie actor, or big-time entrepreneur who makes a million dollars a year has my best wishes; they add to the economy and I don’t want their job! As far as his concern that campaign contributions run the risk of selling out democracy to the highest bidder, I guess he knows his administration better than I do. I think he should see that any public official, Democrat or Republican, who takes a bribe goes to jail.

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