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October 23, 2017

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Letter to the editor:

The economy’s better if you’re rich

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I wonder how many people think that our economy is doing better because of the stock market’s recent record-setting day. That’s wrong.

MSNBC had a sliding scale that showed who has gotten richer since 2007 — the already wealthy, banks, Wall Street, corporations and their CEOs. These people and their companies took up about 90 percent of the scale. The working person has not gotten any richer and low-income people were no longer even on the scale. They were pushed off it altogether.

This is one sad story for the American people.

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