Rangel: ‘There’s something in the water’ GOP is drinking

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“And the things that concern our nation doesn’t even get on the agenda. We’re talking about a deficit, we’re talking about unemployment, we’re taking about healthcare, we’re talking about disparity, but most of all, we’re really talking about hope. That’s what really keeps our country together.” 

Earlier this week, Rangel gave a floor speech in which he tried to draw attention to the issue of income disparity, calling for the redistribution of America’s wealth.

Rangel cited statistics showing that 1 percent of Americans own 42 percent of the nation’s wealth.

“There is something wrong with that formula,” he said.