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  • A Plea From a Distraught Middle Class Mother

    08/10/2017 6:57:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 10, 2017 | Wayne Allyn Root
    I am a S.O.B. (son of a butcher). I see every issue through the eyes of my beloved butcher father David Root. That's how I knew Donald Trump would win the election when few others did.It's because I clearly see the attack on middle class America. I see thedramatic decline of middle class America. I understand the pain of middle class America. I've written many books about it- including "The Murder of the Middle Class" and "Angry White Male."I knew Trump's words and prescriptions wouldresonate with working class and middle class Americans in terrible pain and decline from the policies...
  • Why Middle Class Whites Are Dying Faster (In 6 Painful Charts)

    03/26/2017 5:28:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 03/25/2017 | Authored by Julia Belluz via Vox.com,
    In 2015, a blockbuster study came to a surprising conclusion: Middle-aged white Americans are dying younger for the first time in decades, despite positive life expectancy trends in other wealthy countries and other segments of the US population.The research, by Princeton University’s Anne Case and Angus Deaton, highlighted the links between economic struggles, suicides, and alcohol and drug overdoses.Since then, Case and Deaton have been working to more fully explain their findings.They’ve now come to a compelling conclusion: It’s complicated. There’s no single reason for this disturbing increase in the mortality rate, but a toxic cocktail of factors.In a...
  • Coming to a TV Near You: Trumps America

    03/11/2017 12:20:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 11, 2017 | Rachel Witkin
    Tales detailing the plight of America's disillusioned middle class and the realities of life in the rural United States are making their way to a TV near you. Sitcom writers are now grappling with how to best reflect the slice of the electorate that voted for Donald Trump, and delve into the deep cultural and political divides exposed during the 2016 presidential race, according to television and film experts. The television industry will likely start developing new shows based on this political reality later in the year or early next year, said Eric Deggans, an award-winning author and television critic...
  • Democrats Need To Recognize That Obama Screwed Over The Working Class

    03/07/2017 8:03:53 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    towhall.com ^ | 3/6/2017 | Matt Vespa
    Liberals see Obama as an economic savior who stopped a financial crisis, created scores of (crappy or part time) jobs, and did his best to fight for the little guy. Thats what the Left says. Stoller added that the evidence presents a different picture and one that offers a reason why Trump beat Hillary Clinton last November. For starters, Obama allowed the banks for foreclose on nearly 10 million homes, favored creditors over borrowers when both probably should have been shouldering the burden of the housing crisis together, and didnt prosecute anyone who was involved in almost setting the world...
  • Are We Witnessing the Democratic Party transforming into the Whig Party?

    02/16/2017 7:41:31 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 28 replies
    2/16/2017
    Have the Democrats turned working class middle America against them just like the Whig Party? I know many Trump supporters who are quietly going about their day-to-day business, working 40 - 50 hours a week, paying bills and trying to keep afloat and move their lives forward. However, they are keenly aware of what is happening on the left. The violent (paid) protest, the stupid pussy hats, the suppression of free speech, and the all around anarchy that has happened in places like Berkeley, CA has not gone unnoticed. These Trump voters would like nothing better than to send the...
  • Liberals may hate Trumps first 10 days, but GOP base loves it

    01/30/2017 10:05:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The San Francisco Chronicle ^ | January 30, 2017 | Joe Garofoli
    Many of the dominant images from President Trumps first 10 days in office make it look as if the country is turning on him. The millions who protested him at womens marches across the country. The thousands who jammed airports over the weekend to support immigrants and refugees hurt by his travel ban. Nevertheless, its unlikely any of this early backlash will mean much to the swing-state voters who sent Trump to the White House to deliver a message that the political system wasnt working for them. Is the white, blue-collar voter in Pennsylvania going to be upset by all...
  • Barbara Boxer: We Have To Make The Middle Class Understand That Trump Is Not Their Friend

    01/26/2017 12:54:39 PM PST · by Sir Napsalot · 101 replies
    RCP video ^ | 1-25-2017 | Ian Schwartz
    In a roundtable interview with MSNBC's Chris Jansing that included Hollywood actors and other political leaders, former Sen. Barbara Boxer said "we" have to "make" the middle class understand that Trump is not their friend. The panel included Jamie Lee Curtis, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla (D), a Black Lives Matter activist, and Tony Goldwyn, star of ABC's Scandal and grandson of MGM studio mogul Samuel Goldwyn. "I want to jump in with something specific that he did on the very first day that didn't get that much coverage," Boxer said. "There was an order that was signed that...
  • Trump's Business Agenda Includes US Manufacturing, Massive Tax Cuts

    01/23/2017 11:45:35 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies
    President Donald Trump met with business leaders Monday at the White House to discuss his agenda to improve the economy. He specifically focused on bringing manufacturing back to America as well as "massively" cutting taxes for companies and the middle class alike.
  • Cat-licking and 'Dirty Jobs': Mike Rowe nails why Trump won

    11/11/2016 8:31:57 AM PST · by WMarshal · 11 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | November 10, 2016 | Chris Pandolfo
    "These two candidates were the choices we gave ourselves, and each came with a heaping helping of vulgarity and impropriety. Yeah, it was dirty job for sure, but the winner was NOT decided by a racist and craven nation it was decided by millions of disgusted Americans desperate for real change. The people did not want a politician. The people wanted to be seen. Donald Trump convinced those people that he could see them. Hillary Clinton did not." - Mike Rowe
  • COLD ANGER The Corporate U.S. Media Has Weaponized Against US

    10/24/2016 9:23:48 PM PDT · by bobsunshine · 30 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | October 24, 2016 | Sundance
    Donald Trumps supporters are angry, or uneducated, or unenlightened, or (Fill_In_The_Blank). So goes the latest round of media talking points as the election draws near. Meanwhile, dont pay attention to that 25% increase in ObamaCare premiums you just received look away, look away The corporate media narrative controllers are fully engaged. The gaslighting is extreme as the same entities utilize their microphones in a brutal attempt to create a self fulfilling prophecy. In essence, what they are really trying to save is themselves. However, the reality disconnect only solidifies their irrelevance. At this point, anyone still trying to convince us...
  • CBS News: Millionaire Clinton spotlights middle-class roots (LOL Alert)

    10/01/2016 4:13:00 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 24 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 30, 2016 | Hannah Fraser-Chanpong
    Hillary Clinton is a former First Lady, a former senator, and a former secretary of state. She is the Democratic nominee for president. But on Thursday, Clinton also gave herself another title: "a mom who works." "I loved what I did," Clinton wrote about her job as a lawyer in an op-ed. "And it was important to me to contribute to my family's finances, especially now that we were having a baby." Clinton recounted learning that the law firm where she worked before her daughter Chelsea was born didn't have a maternity leave policy. Clinton "decided to take matters into...
  • Asked to define the middle class, Hillary fails - drifts into miserable, meaningless, word salad

    09/30/2016 5:29:21 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/30/16 | Robert Laurie
    Cowardly Hillary Clinton has vowed, many, many, times, not to raise taxes on the middle class. The middle class, shell argue, must be protected, encouraged, nurtured, and grown. Thats super, but if you ask her to define the middle class, things tend not to go so well. In fact, it appears she doesnt really know what she thinks the middle class actually is. Take a look at what happened when a reporter asked her for a concrete definition of Hillarys favorite voting bloc:
  • Don't Blame "Baby Boomers" For Not Retiring - They Can't Afford To!

    09/27/2016 6:25:46 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 48 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 9/27/16 | Tyler Durden
    In business, the 80/20 rule states that 80% of your business will come from 20% of your customers. In an economy where more than 2/3rds of the growth rate is driven by consumption, an even bigger imbalance of the have and have nots presents a major headwind.
  • The Dying Middle Class (Largest Theft in History)

    09/27/2016 6:30:47 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 126 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 9/27/16 | Tyler Durden
    Largest Theft in History As expected, Ms. Yellen smiled last week, announcing no change to the Feds extraordinary policies. For the last eight years, she has been aiding and abetting the largest theft in history.
  • Smear Lie Assault Hillary worthless middle class savior for America

    09/27/2016 3:17:16 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/27/16 | Dr. Laurie Roth
    No matter how awkward the debates may seem, never forget the truth for Americas sake Contrived and coached Hillarys game on the first debate was to appear collected and together, with apparently, way too much bright red lipstick, while throwing racist bombs regarding old lawsuits against Trump. The old lawsuit she brought up was deceitfully used to paint him a racist. Never mind the lawsuit had gathered up many companies and Trump in his innocence ended up paying zero. Hillary also tried to paint Trump as an unethical, non payer of business contacts, with one disgruntled former merchant sitting in...
  • Everyone thinks they are middle class: The false perceptions many Americans hold.

    09/26/2016 3:53:11 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 57 replies
    My Budget 360 ^ | presumably sometime in September 2016 | no byline
    In 1971 70% of Americans were middle class. A clear majority. Today the middle class is now a minority. It is interesting that within one generation we have pushed the middle class into minority status yet most people still think they are middle class when the data clearly states otherwise. This misperception is probably at the root of a lot of the political anger this year. If everyone is middle class and you are struggling, surely it is the system to blame. Forget about the cronyism on Wall Street and the deep capture of big money in D.C. the...
  • Labor Day 2016

    09/05/2016 5:23:24 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 9-5-2016 | MOTUS
    BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION The strongest middle class the world has ever known was not built overnight. Nor was it destroyed overnightIt was achieved by men and women who believed that living up to the promise of this Nation meant more than hoping for the best it meant toiling in the day, working through the night, and proving that theirs was a future worth fighting for. Labor Day 2016 and we have nearly 95 million adult Americans out of the labor force. Thank you Obama!On Labor Day, we celebrate the grit and...
  • McKinsey: Income inequality: Why so many households are not advancing

    08/08/2016 6:22:15 PM PDT · by reardensteel · 16 replies
    McKinsey Global Institute ^ | August 2016 | McKinsey Global Institute
    ... I found it staggering that we have seen such an increase. To go from a world where about 2 percent of the people in the developed world were facing this problem to a world where somewhere between 25 percent and 50 percent of people in the developed world are no longer advancing is such a substantial step up. ... First of all, the rise of technology replacing jobs. Weve seen this today. Remarkably, if you go back 500 years, there were monks who used to write out Bibles, whose jobs disappeared when the printing press came along. But what...
  • HILLARY CLINTON FINALLY TELLS THE TRUTH - Will Raise Taxes On The Middle Class. Sheeple Cheer!

    08/08/2016 7:58:17 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 08/04/16
    Hillary just can't keep the demon inside her in check can she? Can't wait for the next screw up thing she says. Oh check out old Warren Buffett applauding her. He is such a fraud.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTnN13AaMbQ
  • Kudlow: Donald Trump Is the middle-class growth candidate

    08/07/2016 12:21:39 PM PDT · by GilGil · 14 replies
    CNBC ^ | 8/6/2016 | Larry Kudlow
    Trump is the pro-growth candidate in this race. Hillary Clinton is the anti-growth candidate. Trump wants to expand national income and the economic pie. Clinton wants to redistribute income and shrink the pie. In past columns, I have equated Trump's tax-reduction plan to the JFK and Ronald Reagan tax cuts, which generated economic booms of roughly 5 percent growth per year. President Barack Obama, by comparison, has raised taxes, spending, and regulations, producing the worst recovery since World War II. And Clinton intends to follow in Obama's footsteps with a Bernie Sanders-like, left-wing policy mix. She is the Democrats' anti-JFK....