Democrats’ Year-End Vow: Make Income Inequality The Battle Cry Of 2014

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WASHINGTON — Forget Obamacare in 2014. Democrats think income inequality will be the issue that drives the outcome of the off-year election, and plan to harp on it the U.S. Senate.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) already brought up the widening gap between the rich and the poor twice this week, most recently in his Thursday Capitol Hill news conference with the Senate Democratic leadership team.

“There is no greater challenge this country has than income inequality, and we must do something about it,” Reid said, pledging January passage of a $25 billion extension of the emergency unemployment benefits that expire Dec. 28 for 1.3 million people.

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