Democrats want you to believe that they care about the middle class. Lie.

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    Zero Hedge reported:
    Tonight’s stunning financial piece de resistance comes from Wyatt Emerich of The Cleveland Current. In what is sure to inspire some serious ire among all those who once believed Ronald Reagan that it was the USSR that was the “Evil Empire”, Emmerich analyzes disposable income and economic benefits among several key income classes and comes to the stunning (and verifiable) conclusion that “a one-parent family of three making $14,500 a year (minimum wage) has more disposable income than a family making $60,000 a year.” And that excludes benefits from Supplemental Security Income disability checks. America is now a country which punishes those middle-class people who not only try to work hard, but avoid scamming the system. Not surprisingly, it is not only the richest and most audacious thieves that prosper – it is also the penny scammers at the very bottom of the economic ladder that rip off the middle class each and every day, courtesy of the world’s most generous entitlement system. Perhaps if Reagan were alive today, he would wish to modify the object of his once legendary remark.
    From Emmerich:
    You can do as well working one week a month at minimum wage as you can working $60,000-a-year, full-time, high-stress job.
    My chart tells the story.
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    Yikes.
     
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    Your post doesn't prove your incendiary topic title. Nice try though.
     
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    this is how i grew up. my mom was that ~$30k earner, and we lived in neighborhoods swimming with the first two columns and their foodstamps. we had kaiser permanente medical from my mother's job and i doubt she got EIC.
     
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    Well then, you are having a comprehension problem.
    The progressives have done a fine job of destroying property rights.
     
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    now that makes vanq's statement seem even more accurate. property rights?
     
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    There are 4,000,000 people on welfare.

    Most of them are children.

    Do grow up.
     
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    Regarldess of the title (would anyone really argue Dems care about hte middle class? Or anyone else for that matter?) the point is well made. People often gripe how "the poor" are getting the shaft. In fact the poor make out much better than middle class people.
     
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    I know it's the prevailing belief around USMB, but simply saying it doesn't make it so.
     
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    I see something in your post that negates the whole fucking thing.

    Child care costs for all the categories are not the same.


    WHY???????????


    Oh I see, I went back and read it and I guess the one category is a part time worker.

    Now I would like to know why I should trust the numbers of this writer anyway, where did he get his numbers?
     
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