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Raise taxes on the rich? “Class war­fare” the Republicans rail. Any dis­cussion of inequality, says Mitt Romney, should be held privately “in quiet rooms.” Yet the Romney agenda for the country opens a new offensive in class warfare — only on the side of the few, not the many. America’s inequality has already reached extremes not seen since 1929 before the Great Depression. In 2010, the richest 1 percent captured an obscene 93 percent of the nation’s income growth. The top 1 percent now has as much wealth as 90 percent of Americans. As Warren Buffett, one of America’s richest …

Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.

Journalist, Civil Rights Activist, Minister