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Obama Says Wealth Accumulation Speaks to Need for Tax Shift

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President Barack Obama said he’s focusing the last two years of his presidency on addressing income equality because most Americans haven’t enjoyed the recovery’s benefits even as the wealthiest Americans have been enriched.

In a Jan. 23 interview with the website published Monday, Obama said he wants to use tax policy to boost the economic prospects for teachers, construction workers and other middle- and lower-income Americans because so much wealth is concentrated with corporations and the wealthiest individuals.