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October 17, 2012

Rev. Jackson: No debate about the poor

The Rev. Jesse Jackson expressed disappointment Wednesday that the presidential and vice presidential debates have so far ignored several key problems - including poverty and gun violence - facing the country.

“[In] each of three debates, [the candidates] spent an enormous amount of time arguing about reconciling 5 trillion dollars, a number so vast it’s incomprehensible,” he said in an interview with POLITICO. “They’re arguing about the 5 trillion dollars and the tax plan but not about the impact of foreclosed housing driving the middle class into poverty.”



Read the Full Story Here: Politico