Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Income Inequality

January 6, 2014 12:00 PM
Behind The Mic With Joe Mathieu: Income Inequality
" BOSTON (CBS) – I have two-words for you as Congress returns from the holiday recess.

Income Inequality.

Get used to them. You’re going to hear them a lot this year, mainly from Democrats who are pushing for a hike in the minimum wage and an extension of long-term unemployment benefits.

It’s a party-wide populist push in an election year. While Republicans continue their efforts to dismantle the healthcare reform law Democrats will be talking about the proverbial 99-percent.

Not that this theme is new. We’ve heard about this issue from everyone from President Obama to Mayor-elect Marty Walsh. But the message will be refined and more deliberate "

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