By John B. Mumford
The place within the heck are the "generous presents" the general public is accused of balloting for? most folks are operating tougher, and longer hours, for reduce actual wages. There could have been beneficiant presents to banks and medical health insurance businesses, yet I certain do not see them for the typical Joe. One percentage of the folks personal ninety-five percentage of the wealth, and primarily run Congress. they've got gotten the beneficiant presents, yet please do not say the shrinking center type has gotten something yet a kick within the rear.
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