Skip to comments.Dobbs: Bush, Congress tell working folk to go to hell
Posted on 05/24/2006 7:12:19 AM PDT by AZRepublican
NEW YORK (CNN) -- President Bush says that the installation of the new Iraqi government was a "watershed event," but at the same time warns Americans of the challenges and loss as we continue to prosecute the war against Iraqi insurgents. Sen. Harry Reid declares that legislation that would render English the national language is racist.
Thirty-seven Democrats vote for full amnesty for all illegal aliens in this country, even though nobody really knows whether the number is 11 million, 12 million or 20 million. The Senate Republican leadership demands that a "comprehensive immigration reform" plan must be passed before this Memorial Day weekend. And the president signs into law a tax cut that raises taxes on the educational funds of teenagers saving for college.
Never before in our country's history have both the president and Congress been so out of touch with most Americans. Never before have so few of our elected officials and corporate leaders been less willing to commit to the national interest. And never before has our nation's largest constituent group -- some 200 million middle-class Americans -- been without representation in our nation's capital.
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What's going on with Lou?
Not that I have ever been a fan, but he's really turning into a kook.
I reject the term "working folk" and I even reject the term "middle class." We don't have classes in our society. Who is the term working folk supposed to apply to? Anyone with a job? Or just some jobs? What about "middle class"? What does that mean? Is it an income amount? Or a total net worth amount? Does it vary from region to region? Meaningless terminology.
Attention seeking behavior, which, considering his line of work, is quite rational.
On immigration, Lou Dobbs gets it.
Its the new feudalism dressed up as a free market. Part of the Abrahamoff corruption was him paying off Delay to promote a guest worker program like they have on Saipan. Truly disgusting, but then again even the pigs in the novel "Animal Farm" and the humans morphed together.
Lou Dobbs has been
tuning into Limbaugh!
Almost point for point.
Well maybe its like this:
Do you want amnesty for the millions who are here illegally? If not, Dobbs is saying you are being ignored....no matter what your "class" or economic situation might be, unless, of course, you are profitting from the labor if illegals.
Dobbs has it about right on illegals and this commentary nails it pretty good.
What an idiotic comment to make!!
Sorry. We don't. You can dice and slice us many ways for categorization's sake. Economically, you'll usually see US incomes divided into 5 quintiles, not 3 classes (rich/middle/poor or "working".) Unless there's some common understanding of what "middle class" is supposed to mean, it basically becomes an ink blot and means what the reader wants it to mean. It's a worthless, meaningless phrase.
"It's a worthless, meaningless phrase."
Perhaps to you it is.
It might mean something to the working poor. It might mean something else entirely to those families with "old money" who live off of their investments.
It's all about perspective.
And this is the most attention the issue has ever gotten. It's his moment in the sun.
I'm not amazed but very frustrated - it seems they will not accept any answer to the problem of immigration except full amnesty and free everything! I have to return almost 40% of my income to government to fund our schools, roads, health care, etc. but maybe becoming an illegal alien would save me from those taxes. I just want them to work legally and give back to the American economy like the rest of us - could we at least get that? I know assimilation is a long shot but at least support the government that supports you.
That's what makes it worthless. It's an ink blot, not an objective term with a clear meaning. Working poor? What is poor? And how old does money have to be to be old? And when you say "living off of investments," does that mean since Steve Forbes has a job, he doesn't fit that description, or does he? See what I mean? Worthless phrases. Class poetry.
Lou Dobbs Bump!
"Worthless phrases. Class poetry."
Unless you make $12,000.00 a year. Then it probably means something.....
If you rake in $750,000.00 or 2.5 mil a year on your wise investments...you probably wouldn't consider yourself "middle class".
Just because you can't put a fine point on it doesn't mean it does not exist.
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