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Since 2009, 95 percent of income gains have gone to the top 1 percent, and Stephen Colbert wants to know what happened to the rest.

“Folks, that’s just wrong,” he said on his show Tuesday night. “The 1 percent should get 99 percent.”

But don’t worry. He has a plan to protect the richest from the moochers hooked on the “narcotics” of entitlements — and it involves hair, breast milk and kidneys.

“Why suckle on Uncle Sam’s teat, when you have your own teat?”

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House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, left, and former President Donald Trump.

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In the professional stratum of politics, few verities are treated with more reverence than the outcome of next year's midterm, when the Republican Party is deemed certain to recapture majorities in the House and Senate. With weary wisdom, any pol or pundit will cite the long string of elections that buttress this prediction.

Political history also tells us that many factors can influence an electoral result, including a national crisis or a change in economic conditions — in other words, things can change and even midterm elections are not entirely foretold. There have been a few exceptions to this rule, too.

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