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Police roust Occupy protestors; poor get poorer

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POLICE MOVE IN: In Los Angelese
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  • POLICE MOVE IN: In Los Angelese

Twitter headlines report that cops are rousting Occupy demonstrations in both Los Angeles and Philadelphia this morning.

Occupy Little Rock quietly camps on. So far.

INEQUALITY NEWSBAG

* TAX THE POOR: Remember when Republicans wanted to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for millionaires without paying for them? Now they oppose extending the payroll tax holiday for working people without paying for it. All working people do is put their savings back into the economy. The coupon-clippers amass still greater wealth as we move toward a feudal society.

* SUFFER THE CHILDREN: The New York Times reports today on the rising number of school children qualifying for free and reduced-price school lunches. That means their families are getting poorer.

Arkansas figures: Participation in subsidized lunches among fourth graders rose 7.4 percent in Arkansas from 2007 to 2011. That means more than 64 percent of children that age now qualify. Imagine what could trickle down on us if only we'd give the "job creating" millionaires still lower taxes?

SCHOOL LUNCH: Many more kids qualifying for government help.
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  • SCHOOL LUNCH: Many more kids in Arkansas qualifying for government help.

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