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The wealth gap
We've seen an unprecedented rise in a class of historically unprecedented wealth - individuals whose annual income is in the hundreds of millions. Is there anything government should do about that?

McCain All of us are for more transparency, whether it be trading in derivatives or some of the things that have happened that caused this crisis we're in. And that may require more supervision. But I've never begrudged anybody for getting rich. It's important that we give all Americans an opportunity to get rich. That's why education and training are so vital to the future of this country. I don't believe in the old redistribution of the wealth.

Obama The Bush Administration didn't see any role in providing ladders of opportunity for ordinary Americans. And so their costs keep on rising. Their incomes are stagnant. Meanwhile, people like me are finding ourselves doing better and better and the tax code keeps rewarding us.

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