We now have a new metric, you know, the president says he wants to judge the new economy whether it increases the number of people in the middle class, whether we have shared prosperity not just whether we have growth which is a fundamental different philosophy than we have seen in our country up to date and clearly government has a major opportunity to distribute wealth through the EITC [Earned Income Tax Credit], through tax policies, through minimum wages, through living wages.Ok, maybe that's not surprising after all.
The government has a role in redistributing wealth or social benefits like Medicare, Medicaid, children's health insurance.
Unions — despite their occasional lip service — have always been opposed to the free market. By nature and practice, they are collectivist organizations where a few senior thugs speak for everyone and control the incomes of millions. Still, it's helpful to have one of the thuggiest of late make his view so plain.