During the Clown Car debate tonight, Rand Paul was asked if he thought income inequality was a problem in this country. The Senator said he “absolutely” believes it is a problem and then proceeded to blame it on Democrats.
The Senator claimed that cities, states, and countries (a dig at Obama) have bigger problems with income inequality than those run by Republicans. So, Paul has no problem lying to the people he wants to vote for him, we see.
First of all, the huge gap between the rich and the poor dates back to the days of Ronald Reagan. Reagan’s “Trickle Down Economics” DESTROYED the middle class in this country and as they got poorer, the top one percent got richer. According to Time Magazine:
In four states — Alaska, Michigan, Nevada and Wyoming — average income increased exclusively for the top 1% and declined for the bottom 99%… In another six states, the top 1% accounted for more than two-thirds of all income growth between 1979 and 2007, while the income of the bottom 99% grew at a much slower pace. Based on a report published by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), 24/7 Wall St. reviewed the 10 states with the most lopsided income growth.
Those four states are run by Republicans. Furthermore, the GOP loves to cite Detroit, a city with a Democratic mayor, as proof all while forgetting the city fell into financial ruin thanks to Bush destroying the economy.
Nice try, Rand.
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