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Sun Dec 30, 2012, 05:29 PM

What happened to the middle class?

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Reply What happened to the middle class? (Original post)
TalkingDog Dec 2012 OP
leftstreet Dec 2012 #1
FreakinDJ Dec 2012 #3
leftstreet Dec 2012 #4
FreakinDJ Dec 2012 #5
leftstreet Dec 2012 #7
FreakinDJ Dec 2012 #9
FreakinDJ Dec 2012 #2
moondust Dec 2012 #10
FreakinDJ Dec 2012 #12
abelenkpe Dec 2012 #6
Rex Dec 2012 #8
FreakinDJ Dec 2012 #11

Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 05:32 PM

1. There was never a 'middle class.' It was well-paid working class

The 'middle class' has always been more or less the same: doctors, lawyers, ceo types etc

Working class Americans enjoyed an unprecedented and brief increase in pay and opportunities. It's over now and we're regressing with austerity

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 05:36 PM

3. Your Wrong

I am what I consider "Middle Class"

Educated, Highly Skilled, Labor - 160K

These jobs for the most part have been outsourced to increase corporate profits

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Response to FreakinDJ (Reply #3)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 05:38 PM

4. "you're" n/t

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 05:40 PM

5. Doesn't change the fact your post is GOP propaganda

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Response to FreakinDJ (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 05:42 PM

7. wtf? A well-paid working class is GOP propaganda?

LOL

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Response to leftstreet (Reply #7)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 05:50 PM

9. Highly Skilled well Paying "Whole Industries" have been Outsourced

and yet you stand ideally by whistling in the dark hoping yours is not the next.

With "Facebook" paying a 0.3% corporate tax rate thanks wholly to the "Corporate Tax Loophole Rich Environment" that has not only encourages but provides lucrative financial incentives to ship American Jobs overseas - you have yet to fully grasp the cause of the shrinking American Middle class

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 05:34 PM

2. The Middle Class has been Outsourced

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Response to FreakinDJ (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 05:50 PM

10. and/or automated.

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Response to moondust (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 05:55 PM

12. and those Automation Expert positions are being filled

by Visa Workers armed with a bogus substandard "Overseas Diploma Mill Sheepskin" at an ever increasing rate

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 05:40 PM

6. Great image

There's this too:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/101787700
Who stole the American Dream?

Outlines what made that possible

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Response to TalkingDog (Original post)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 05:43 PM

8. Ronald Wilson Reagan FUCKED EVERYTHING UP

and is the primer for our economic abyss.

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Response to Rex (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 05:52 PM

11. Before Reagan/After Reagan = Bye American Dream

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