Nobody is pointing out that most of the rising gap between the rich and poor is because there are so many more people that can be considered rich. It's still not that high a percentage of the population but it will affect the statistical comparison.
Then again they haven't substantially raised the poverty line for several years..
The 2% reduction of the Social Security tax is intended to INCREASE the problems with social security solvency while getting kudos from tax cutters and getting the TEA party off Obama's back. Then they will demagogue the issue leading up to the 2012 election.
I do like the way the next expiration of unemployment benefits is in the spring. This way they can't say that we are putting people out in the cold when the next attempt to extend occurs.