Income Inequality and Messaging

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President Obama released his latest budget today, $4 trillion all told. His domestic proposals include what he’s been calling “middle class economics,” or tax hikes on wealthier Americans and lower taxes for middle income families. It’s part of a broader White House focus on income inequality. Republicans, however, are pushing back; Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan criticized the proposal and called it “envy economics.” Is the stage set for a big fight?