Sadly, it does not appear to be the case, at least not explicitly. And yet, economists such as Joseph Stiglitz, Paul Krugman and goodness knows how many empirical studies, highlight how poverty and inequality are bad for society, for the economy and for the country.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012...ality-electionPoverty and inequality were supposed to big issues in this year's campaign. The growing gulf between rich and poor became a hot issue in 2011 as a result of the Occupy Wall Street protests, and the latest official figures show things getting worse, not better. Of the 34 rich-country members of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, only Chile, Mexico and Turkey are more unequal.
But for all president Barack Obama's rhetoric over taxing the 1% or the brief firestorm that followed the disparaging remarks Mitt Romney made about the 47% he claimed "pay no income tax", many feel the plight of America's poor is being ignored.