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Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:29 PM

I wish Ed Schultz stop saying the middle class all the time and for once talk about the working poor

I'm just saying there are a lot of people working who fall in the category of working poor

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Reply I wish Ed Schultz stop saying the middle class all the time and for once talk about the working poor (Original post)
bigdarryl Nov 2012 OP
ForgoTheConsequence Nov 2012 #1
David__77 Nov 2012 #6
Mass Nov 2012 #2
Autumn Nov 2012 #3
Agnosticsherbet Nov 2012 #4
bigdarryl Nov 2012 #5
GiaGiovanni Nov 2012 #11
Botany Nov 2012 #7
bluestate10 Nov 2012 #8
freshwest Nov 2012 #9
Comrade_McKenzie Nov 2012 #10
HockeyMom Nov 2012 #12
MrYikes Nov 2012 #13
kelliekat44 Nov 2012 #14

Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:33 PM

1. I know how you feel.

Same with Democrats. I feel like "middle class" has become such a broad term that it could mean anyone making $30-250,000 a year.

John Edwards was the only recent candidate I can think of that actually touched the subject of the poor and working poor, pity he turned out to be a piece of shit.

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Response to ForgoTheConsequence (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:47 PM

6. It's a stupid term as currently used.

In the middle of what? So if you work at Wal-Mart, you're not middle class, but you are if you own your own business and net $250,000 in personal income each year? It makes no sense.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:36 PM

2. Totally agree. Same for Democrats in general.

Very few Dems talk about poor people. They seem to think that what is not rich is middle class.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:37 PM

3. There are working poor? I thought there were no more

categories other than the middle class and the wealthy. Perhaps we should let our Democratic party leader know there are still some out there, cause they sure as hell don't seem to know there are any.



thanks for the post.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:41 PM

4. Middle class is a buzzword for everyone making less than $120,000 a year...

in our system. A very large chunk of that demographic group are the working poor.

This happens because the old definitions of working class, middle class, affluent, and wealthy don't mean all that much in this country, where in common parlance if you aren't rich you are middle class.

His stand with working people shows that "middle class" in his lexicon includes the working poor. By using it, he can include everyone.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:45 PM

5. You look at a worker working for Walmart for $8.00 an hour thats a working poor person

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Response to bigdarryl (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 01:06 PM

11. WalMart could not survive if there were no Federal Food Stamp program for its employees

 

In the same way that agribusiness could not survive if there weren't publicly funded services for its under minimum wage workers.

We are subsidizing these businesses and the profits they make.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:49 PM

7. he talks about them all the time

Ed@edschultzshow.com but if you feel he does not send him an email ....
he reads them too. Give examples on where and when you feel he has been
off message.

To mail something to the show use the following address:
The Ed Schultz Show
417 38th St. SW Suite F
Fargo, ND 58103-2312

or call his show
877-934-6833

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 12:49 PM

8. The middle class vote in far larger percentages than the poor. Until that changes, you will hear

about the middle class and only the middle class. That is an unfortunate, but very real reality.

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Response to bluestate10 (Reply #8)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 01:04 PM

9. True.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 01:06 PM

10. The poor are always left out. nt

 

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 01:07 PM

12. A family of 9 I knew

Wife had full time job. Husband had full time and a part time job on the side. They made a few dollars over miniumum wage. 7 kids costs a lot of $$$$s, especially in an expensive state like NY.

They were on the "government dole" food stamps, Section 8 housing, free lunches for their kids, etc. "Get a JOB and get off the government dole, lazy bastards". We hear this all the time. Well, this family HAD jobs, and more than one.

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Response to HockeyMom (Reply #12)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 01:26 PM

13. This family has my respect, but not the republicans.

We Democrats will always hold this family as Americans, the republicans hold them as the 47%. We Democrats want what is best for this family and we are willing to pay a little more to see that they get the help needed, the republicans get Norquist to hold down taxes at all cost.
We Democrats have finally seen the disparity between the 2% and the rest of us and are rising up to make the changes necessary.

Thank you for your post.

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Response to bigdarryl (Original post)

Tue Nov 27, 2012, 01:28 PM

14. I'm with you on that one. The top of the middle class belive they are the 1% anyway. nt

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