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VT Gov. Peter Shumlin Supports 99 Percent Movement: ‘My Only Surprise Is That It Took So Long’

During a press conference last week, Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin (D) was asked about what he thinks about the protests about economic inequality across the nation. “We live in a country where the wealthiest have never paid lower income taxes. Where the gap between the top one percent and the rest of Americans has never been wider,” replied Shumlin. “I think whenever you have in a democracy, people standing up saying, hey, what about me? We, the 99 percent are getting left behind while the top 1 percent seems to garner more and more power and more and more wealth, then it’s a good thing for Americans, it’s a good thing for our democracy. My only surprise is that it took so long.” Watch it: