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Agree with the above unless she can win congress - Obama did pass the Stimulus act, ACA, some minimal financial re-regulation, allowed tax cuts for the wealthy to lapse and enabled the US car industry to survive in the two years he could act effectively on the economy. There is no reason to suppose he wouldn't have done a lot more had he had a congressional majority for longer - unless you are positing - as some progressives do, that he was more comfortable not having that majority.  Which I think is a bulsh1t post hoc rationalisation...

Overall, it wasn't enough to change the 40 year trend in the Gini index, although I can't find an up to date graph which kind of speaks for itself:



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