Class warfare?

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    There is no war.

    The rich won long ago.
     
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    The hell you say?

    Boiking's economic policies favor the rich?
     
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    Corporate executives have been playing the card "Things are tough everyone needs to make sacrifices" while they raise executive pay and dividends. Workers are making do with less while corporate eats the profit

    When speaking of the economy, JFK once said "A rising tide lifts all boats"

    Conservatives have worked the system so that the rising economic tide only lifts the yachts
     
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    Better go talk to the health care insurance industry getting ready to make a dough re mi off the ACA.

    So yell at Roberts.

    Taxes at the lowest in 50 years and so forth and so on.
     
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    Apple joins my list of companies that will never see a dime of my money. I know that in itself is meaningless but it makes me feel a little better and maybe, just maybe, others will join me.
     
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    Can't argue with that.
     
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    Here is another little article I ran across. This is no small decrease. Two and a half percent is a real hit.
     
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    OOOOPS!!! no link

    10 States Where Wages Are Falling
     
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    While the usage of a known left leaning resource is used with this OP doesn't add much creditability, the premise is quite accurate. There are many facts that do back up the fact that the working middle class has seen their wages remain stagnant in Real Dollars (after inflation), this group has also seen their share of the National Income shrink to record level lows, along with their share of the National Wealth. Where as the very upper tier of Americans have seen their share of the National Income and Wealth grow. This situation has been going on for over thirty years under various administrations and both political parties. That is the reality of the situation.
    This trend is not healthy. Not for just average working Americans, but also the economic security of the consumer spending driven economy. How can a country's economy that is driven by consumer spending survive when the largest portion of those who drive the economy are seeing less and less expendable income? That is the small and big picture question. :confused:
     

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