Tax breaks for the rich are only the most obvious way to increase inequality of wealth. Others include:

Taken together, these many mechanisms represented a full-scale effort to redistribute wealth to the rich. When liberals point this out, conservatives often accuse them of engaging in "class warfare." However, it should be obvious which class is successfully lobbying at the other's expense.

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1 That roughly a fourth to a fifth of our growing debt is owed to foreigners can be found in Benjamin Friedman, Day of Reckoning (New York: Random House, 1988), p. 38.
2 Federal Reserve Board figures cited in "85% of All Households in Hock," Investor's Daily, April 22, 1991.
3 Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
4 U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Historical Tables, 1985.