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Representative Billy Long (r) issued a statement in response to President Obama’s State of the Union address:

Long Statement on State of the Union

01/20/15

           WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Billy Long issued the following statement on the president’s State of the Union address:

           “The American people sent a strong message to Washington in November that they wanted change.  Since then President Obama by his actions and words has doubled down on the policies and proposals that the American people rejected.  The new majority in Congress wants to empower the American people as we work for an efficient, effective and accountable government.  Hard-working taxpayers want economic growth, security and opportunity that a healthy economy would provide.  The president should direct his efforts in those areas as opposed to constantly trying to divide us along class and income lines.”

“…The president should direct his efforts in those areas as opposed to constantly trying to divide us along class and income lines.”

I’ve got news for Representative Long (r), we’ve been there for a while:

December 5, 2013

U.S. income inequality, on rise for decades, is now highest since 1928

By Drew DeSilver

….More than half (61%) of Americans said the U.S. economic system favors the wealthy, while just 35% said it’s fair to most people, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in March. A similar share (66%) of Americans said the gap between rich and poor had increased in the past five years; nearly three-quarters of respondents said the rich-poor gap was either a “very big” (47%) or “moderately big” (27%) problem….

….And while 54% of low-income people and 49% of middle-income people called the rich-poor gap a “very big” problem, only 36% of high-income people did so. A third of the high-income group said the rich-poor gap was either a small problem (19%) or not a problem at all (14%)….

A smart investor might want to get into pitchfork and torch futures.