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Thousands rally to ‘take back Chicago’ from wealthy

This is a city of polarizing contrasts: a gleaming downtown of corporate offices subsidized by taxpayers while working class neighborhoods are neglected.

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A rising tide lifts only yachts?

Letting wealth concentrate "at the very top," President Obama said, has been both "morally wrong" and "bad economics."

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Wealth returns to the 1 percent

The U.S. as a whole has regained all the household wealth it lost to the recession but it's the rich that have scooped all the cash.

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Tax Day, 2013: U.S. pay gap is biggest in the world

Last year CEOs received an average $12.3 million while the average worker took home around $34, 645.

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GOP desperate to kill any further taxes on the rich

The Republicans are going even further, however, threatening that unless Social Security and Medicare are cut, the GOP might kill the entire economy.

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In Florida battleground, tax fairness appeals to voters

Many demonstrators enthusiastically supported proposed federal legislation that would require millionaires to pay a tax rate of at least 30 percent.

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Campaign targets tax breaks for rich investors

The richest Americans receive the special privilege of having half of their income taxed at a much lower rate than the vast majority of working families.

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It's time to tax the wealth in Connecticut

Representatives of Better Choices for Connecticut released a report outlining several options to stop Governor Rell's proposed budget cuts on vital needs and services by taxing the rich. 

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Rich get richer; Working families feeling the pinch

The rich are getting richer, and they are paying fewer taxes.