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House Republicans side with Wall Street against the little guy

House Republicans side with Wall Street against the little guy

With an aging population and a growing number of people nearing retirement, it’s scary to think of how little the typical American family has set aside in savings. According to a report last year by the Economic Policy Institute, half of the families with workers in their prime have amassed $17,000 or less in their nest eggs. When their paychecks stop, they’ll have little more than their Social Security benefits to live on, as paltry as they may be.

That’s why California lawmakers, led by Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles), spent the better part of a decade...

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