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Republicans Struggling With Income Gap

While Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are getting loud cheers from large crowds when they criticize widening income gap between the rich and poor, Republican presidential candidates are finding it difficult to address the issue, according to The Hill.

The blog noted that the Democrats’ advocacy of a higher minimum wage and better working conditions is popular with many of the working-class voters whose support the GOP also is seeking. Republican strategists point out that the contenders for their party’s nomination are failing to excite many people with their proposals to grow the economy and create jobs.

As a result, one of the GOP operatives suggested, the Republicans are alienating working Americans. “Politically, the sounds bites on the Democratic side are better,” strategist Ford O’Connell admitted. “It’s something that sounds good to a lot of voters.”

The Hill noted that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio attempted to bridge the gap to average Americans during last week’s presidential debate. “If I’m our nominee, how is Hillary Clinton going to lecture me about living paycheck to paycheck?” he asked. “I was raised paycheck to paycheck.”

At the same event, Ohio Gov. John Kasich talked about growing in a family dependent upon the wages of his father, a letter carrier. “So, I understand the concerns of all the folks across the country,” he said.

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