Rand Paul to America’s poor: you don’t have it so bad

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Don’t fret, American poor people! Turns out you’re living better than “the rest of the world,” according to Kentucky Republican Senate nominee Rand Paul.

Responding to an attack from Democratic nominee Jack Conway at a candidate forum yesterday, Paul tried to defend his past statement that the president criticizing BP is “un-American.” Paul launched into a spirited defense of “the engine of capitalism,” and worried that assaults on it — like the criticisms of BP from Conway and his Democratic friends — could lead to a “day of reckoning” in the U.S., and perhaps a Depression.

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