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9:12 AM, Nov 16, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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Ryan Streeter writes:

The most astonishing aspect of the 2012 presidential race was how little improving ordinary people’s lives was a regular theme. In the end we had two flawed candidates battling to convince Americans that the other guy’s vision would spell disaster. We never really learned how either candidate’s ideas would make life better for you, me and our neighbors.

That might sound a bit extreme, but think about it. President Barack Obama campaigned on helping the middle class; but other than his proposal to raise taxes on the wealthiest, can you articulate his plans for doing so?

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