Bush addresses the wealthiest 59 African-Americans. Yes, 59.


Bush finally speaks before the NAACP after 6 years of freezing them out and what does he tout? The repeal of the Estate Tax -- a tax which, Think Progress notes, applies to about 59 African-Americans.

But it does apply to a friend of Bush's, Robert L. Johnson, a millionaire who has campaigned against the tax in the past. And if there's one thing the Bush presidency can be counted on for, it's helping his friends get wealthier -- come Hell or high water. Both of which don't seem quite so far away as they used to.

Nico Pitney suggests another topic Bush might've addressed: poverty. (ThinkProgress)

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