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Rich Presidential Candidate Wants to Topple the 1 Percent

April 21, 2015

So Hillary Clinton, who takes massive cash donations from foreign governments and charges $300,000 per speech, is telling us that as president she would topple the 1 percent.

Believe it or not progressives, there are people in the 1 percent who actually worked for their money.

These are not the words of someone who should be America’s leader…

In a meeting with economists this year, Mrs. Clinton intensely studied a chart that showed income inequality in the United States. The graph charted how real wages, adjusted for inflation, had increased exponentially for the wealthiest Americans, making the bar so steep it hardly fit on the chart.

Mrs. Clinton pointed at the top category and said the economy required a “toppling” of the wealthiest 1 percent, according to several people who were briefed on her policy discussions but could not discuss private conversations for attribution.

Still, Mrs. Clinton will pitch that “toppling” with a very different style from Ms. Warren, a bankruptcy expert whose populist message has been laser-focused on holding Wall Street accountable. Mrs. Clinton will present proposals for changes in the tax code as a way of also investing in education, infrastructure and communities.

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