You think the Middle Class has problems now? You ain't seen nothin' yet!

Discussion in 'Politics' started by rdean, Feb 21, 2011.

  1. rdean
    Offline

    rdean rddean

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2009
    Messages:
    60,031
    Thanks Received:
    6,880
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    chicago
    Ratings:
    +14,897
    Unions are about the only real representation that the American Middle Class has left. Look at the current Republican Party. They were elected to help create jobs. Instead, they have done everything else. Why? Because their money comes from corporations. The day Darrel Issa was sworn in, he sent out emails to the biggest 150 companies in the US and asked for guidance. I suspect Republicans are doing exactly what their corporate masters told them to do.

    Unintended Consequences tells you that with the support of Unions completely gone, both Democratic and Republicans politician will have to rely 100% on the support of big companies. That means whoever promises the most, get's the most money.

    Goodbye safety. Goodbye clean air. Good by clean water. Goodbye education. Goodbye Social Security.

    Hello cesspool. Hello smog. Hello birth defects. Hello tent cities.

    I hope it's worth the cost.
     
  2. Mini 14
    Offline

    Mini 14 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    3,947
    Thanks Received:
    570
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +570
    If you don't understand why they were elected, how could you possibly understand what they are doing?
     
  3. Old Rocks
    Offline

    Old Rocks Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    46,465
    Thanks Received:
    5,410
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    Portland, Ore.
    Ratings:
    +10,305
    Yep. The agenda is completely clear. No proposals for creating jobs at all. Just destruction of unions, the withdrawal of what little aid this nation gives to it's children, and the forcing of what is left of the middle class into the ranks of the working poor.
     
  4. California Girl
    Offline

    California Girl BANNED

    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Messages:
    50,337
    Thanks Received:
    8,960
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +8,965
    More hysteria from rdean... why am I not surprised?

    Oh, yea, it's because every post of his is hysterical bullshit.
     
  5. Old Rocks
    Offline

    Old Rocks Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    46,465
    Thanks Received:
    5,410
    Trophy Points:
    1,840
    Location:
    Portland, Ore.
    Ratings:
    +10,305
    We completely understand why they were elected. The people with the money got enough propaganda out there that the dimwiddies thought these people would actually do something to create the jobs that they need. And, of course, the fact that they played the know nothings prejudices like a fiddle.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  6. Agit8r
    Offline

    Agit8r Gold Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2010
    Messages:
    9,142
    Thanks Received:
    1,052
    Trophy Points:
    245
    Ratings:
    +3,174
    Pain can be an instructive teacher. Lets hope that the lesson isn't lost on them this time
     
  7. WillowTree
    Online

    WillowTree Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    68,121
    Thanks Received:
    10,159
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Ratings:
    +14,670
    Hate to tell ya.. The right to work states have thriving middle class. Unions insist on running rough shod over people. Here's a suggestion from my viewpoint..


    Stop with the open ballot voting. Closed ballot should remain. Open ballot involves strong arming and thuggery.


    Let people decide if they want to join and pay union dues, don't force them


    Make reasonable demands.
    Pay part of your own costs for retirement and for medical care.


    Be reasonable. don't expect a paycheck when you don't work unless you take it as vacation time.



    Build a good product.









    You gotta change your image. What America sees now is pretty much spoiled children using strong arm tactics who don't give a shit about the state of their state,, they just want theirs and to hell with everybody else.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  8. Mini 14
    Offline

    Mini 14 Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2010
    Messages:
    3,947
    Thanks Received:
    570
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +570
    Job creation was a secondary plank.
     
  9. AVG-JOE
    Offline

    AVG-JOE American Mutt Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2008
    Messages:
    22,888
    Thanks Received:
    4,882
    Trophy Points:
    260
    Location:
    Your Imagination
    Ratings:
    +7,017
    The middle class has one other thing going for it - it's sheer size. And if enough middle class lifestyles are shed to make a difference, the middle class will have the sheer size of the lower class to back it up.

    Face it folks. Taxes will be going up for those most able to afford to pay them before this is all over. If not now, then shortly after 2013 begins, and the sooner congress looks at the revenue side, the fewer new freshmen will be sworn in to the new congress in 2013.
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2011
  10. Leweman
    Offline

    Leweman Gold Member

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2010
    Messages:
    4,009
    Thanks Received:
    489
    Trophy Points:
    130
    Ratings:
    +737
    Um the Democratic Parties money comes from corporatations too AND unions. And the unions spend the money for the Democratic candidates even though half of their membership, who are forced to pay dues, dont support those candidates. Nows thats the real BS.
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2011

Share This Page