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Obama’s highlighting of economic inequality poses a dilemmafor the Republican Party in the lead up to 2016.

Hayes, Thomas (2015) Obama’s highlighting of economic inequality poses a dilemmafor the Republican Party in the lead up to 2016. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (26 Jan 2015). Website.

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Abstract

Last week President Obama delivered his 6th State of the Union address, which had a major focus on the growing economic inequality between the wealthiest one percent and the poor and the middle classes. Thomas Hayes writes that while the President’s proposals to address inequality such as tax credits for education and child care and new taxes on high-income earners are unlikely to be taken up the Republican Congress, public opinion is likely to be on Obama’s side. He argues that in light of the growing conversation on inequality, in order to stay electorally relevant ahead of the 2016 presidential election, the Republican Party will have to grapple with policies that it is not traditionally associated with.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Authors, USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog, The London School of Economics and Political Science.; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2015 12:54
Last Modified: 29 Jul 2020 23:16
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60893

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