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India moves to spread wealth

India passed its most ambitious antipoverty program in decades Tuesday in an effort to spread more widely the spoils of the country’s rapid economic growth.

Presenting the bill in parliament, Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi said, “An economy growing at 7 percent per year, can and must find the resources … to improve the lives of its millions of poor.”

Meanwhile, the Bushites are moving in the opposite direction, destroying the social net started here in the 30’s, doing their best to concentrate wealth in the hands of a tiny few (who coincidentally, happen to be themselves.)