Words We Heard: 'The 1 percent's doing very well in America.'

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  • "I got lucky. But luck can’t always play a part. How can we even the odds?" –Tracy Brumfield, founder of RISE, in an interview with Women of Cincy
  • "In two years, all over the country, there is going to be tons of stuff about the 50th anniversary of Stonewall, which is really important. But I wanted to honor what had happened here." –Nancy Yerian, curator of the Vibrant Kin exhibit at the Cincinnati Pride Festival, in an interview with CityBeat
  • "Imagine the impact of this, of getting those students ready for kindergarten. This can have a lasting effect for getting these kids out of poverty and for the entire community.” –Janet Walsh, director of public affairs for Cincinnati Public Schools, in an interview with Cincinnati Magazine
  • "The bill will encourage a lot more of those individuals to buy health insurance. That, in turn, will make the risk pool much healthier, which will also lower premiums. And the tax credits in the bill will also be better-designed." –Avik Roy, founder of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, in an interview with NPR on the Senate's new proposed healthcare bill
  • "The 1 percent's doing very well in America. They don't need more help right now. But Medicaid does. And people who are going to be sleepless tonight because they're worried about what's going to happen in their families – they're the ones that we need to be looking out for right now and not so consumed with getting these tax cuts out the door." –Senator Claire McCaskill in an interview with NPR on the Senate's new proposed healthcare bill