How goes the "middle class", so goes the "country"

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    Sorry Mitt, ignoring the poor because they have a "safety net" is short sighted.

    Regardless of what Republicans say, helping the American Middle Class is NOT socialism. It's "patriotism". The rich are not our "overseers" nor should they be. Corporations should not run the country. The fact that we have laws and regulations are things that set us apart from other countries. Laws and regulations help us, not hold us down.

    A country's strength has always depended on an educated, well informed and prosperous middle class. Our country is special because we vote our government into office. They can be voted out of office. The government is not some secret cabal of hidden over lords who secretly control our lives and want to put us into slavery.

    In fact, if you look at the last few years, the really dangerous are those who want to legislate civil rights and force us to follow their religion. They are the people who work against an educated America. They are those who want to turn the country over to corporations or make it a kind of religious Taliban.

    If the middle class votes their own self interest, who will win the election?
     
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    That's the problem. The average american knows little to nothhing about economic cause and effect and isn't willing to expend the effort to learn. And there are so many issues, how does a neophyte separate the wheat from the chaff? Politicians take advantage by glibly lying about cause and effect so economically naive voters may very well unknowingly vote against their pocketbooks.
     
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    You almost gotta laugh. The Obama administration decided that small businesses that gross more than $250K are "rich". Anybody who ever ran a small business knows that $250K is chump change. Too bad Barry never made a buck that wasn't extorted from taxpayers and his Treasury Secretary is an admitted tax cheat or they might view the real middle class as something more than a political tool or a bunch of sheep waiting to be fleeced.
     
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    So you have links, right? Serious ones. Not the "Heritage Foundation". I would love to read them. Please post them.
     
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    Still waiting for those links. Right wingers demand them of me. Even when I post dozens from all kinds of sources, they believe what they believe and evidence won't change that.
     
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    What "middle class"?

    when almost 50% pay NO Federal income tax...the middle class is about DRAINED to death..

    thank your Guberment..like they give a shit about the, middle class
     
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    You thank them. It was Republicans who did it.
     
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    lol..you are such a tool
     
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    the liberal idea of helping is to encourage unions to drive 30 million jobs offshore and to make our schools among the worst in the world. For good measure they tax corporations so it is cheaper to off-shore jobs, and they invite 20 million illegals in to take jobs. For extra good measure they muck with the health care system until it 2-3 times more costly for the middle class than in other countries.
     
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    Making the middle class entirely dependent on gubmint isn't patriotic, it's communistic, tovarich.
     
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