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Assault on the Middle Class - NJMaverick - 04-01-2011 06:47 AM
House Republican Budget Plan Targets Everyone but the Rich
Quote:The first decade of the 21st century was tough on the middle class in America. From 2001 through 2007, median household incomes actually fell after accounting for inflation. And as wages stagnated, huge costs such as health care and higher education continued to rise dramatically. And this was even before the onslaught of the Great Recession, which destroyed almost $20 trillion in wealth and nearly 9 million jobs. As a result, from 2007 to 2009, income for the median American household dropped by more than 4 percent, the largest two-year decline in 35 years.
Is it any wonder that the Koch Bros owned GOP is waging all out war against those that work for a living?
RE: Assault on the Middle Class - Born_A_Truman - 04-01-2011 09:39 AM
Quote:The spending bill passed by the House, known as House Resolution 1, or H.R. 1, for fiscal year 2011 ending September 30, would slash funding for a wide range of activities that middle-class families rely on—services such as inspections of food, drugs, and consumer products; road building; mass transit; public elementary and secondary education; workplace safety; and law enforcement. Of course the government provides these services to the advantage of everyone—rich, poor, and middle class alike—but it is only the rich that can afford to buy their own replacement services should the government be forced to stop providing them. The rich will be able to shrug off the new costs but the middle class will feel them quite keenly.
Well, some of these services, yes (public education/secondary education, mass transit). But even the rich can get sick from tainted food and drugs, and need law enforcement.
People who believe government is the problem should not be allowed to be in government. Would you go to a doctor who didn't believe in medicine?!!
RE: Assault on the Middle Class - Cha - 04-01-2011 10:38 PM
The first part of the 21st century is when bush-cheney got in..those oil men who had some campaign donors to pay back and a dictator to bomb him and his country to smithereens based on lies. The Middle Class started taking hits when they accepted the coup d'etat courtesty of the fascist 5 on the Supreme Court who are still raping America.
Now that the republicons lied their way into the house majority in 2010 they're showing why Obama is the president and people didn't want to have anything to do with greedy lyin' cheatin recons.