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Election 2012: The Unmentioned Welfare State

A Washington University professor discusses the welfare state and how it isn't being talked about in the 2012 presidential election.

Jason Q. Purnell, PhD, assistant professor at the Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis, says the most vulnerable and marginalized groups in this country stand to lose the most in this campaign, and all the rhetoric directed at the middle class fails to take into account the very real struggles of our country's poor and the working class.

It's one of the issues being overlooked this election year.

Do you think President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney are tackling the welfare state? Tell us in the comments.

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