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The2ndWheel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-26-06 09:02 AM
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11. What isn't part of our society?
"Resentment and envy are not normal characteristics of our society;"

What? He is talking about America, yes?

"we usually don't care how much the other guy makes as long as we feel we're getting a fair shake."

And as that shake endlessly grows, we can't stop caring.

"The economy is going great guns-thanks to globalization, continued technology advancements, and improved productivity-but the middle class and working families just don't feel they are getting ahead, despite the fact that they're working very hard."

Get ahead of what by the way? By definition, the middle class is always chasing the wealthy class, so they can't get ahead of anything.

Why aren't they "getting ahead"? Globalization, technological advancement, and productivity. Golly gee, what a tangled web. All three of those aspects make people less and less valuable. Most of us are useless and in the way.
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  -The High Anxiety of America's Middle Class Hardpan  Dec-26-06 02:01 AM   #0 
  - Perhaps we'll have that revolution after all.  Cobalt-60   Dec-26-06 02:39 AM   #1 
  - Unlikely. The Bonus March of 1932 was during the height of the Great Depression.  Hardpan   Dec-26-06 02:30 PM   #28 
     - I agree, but the difference back then was...  Javaman   Dec-28-06 10:47 AM   #36 
  - This sums up my thinking in the last four or five years.  GOPBasher   Dec-26-06 02:42 AM   #2 
  - The Economy is breaking up families...  votesomemore   Dec-26-06 03:14 AM   #3 
  - My Mom & brother had to leave my town  Triana   Dec-26-06 08:26 AM   #9 
  - 8 hr. flight?  maxsolomon   Dec-26-06 10:57 AM   #15 
     - They could have hit a head wind. Took me over 7 hours to get from HI to CA last time I flew. eom  Hardpan   Dec-26-06 02:14 PM   #24 
     - Yes - there are no direct flights from here to there..  Triana   Dec-26-06 03:51 PM   #29 
        - i'm the same distance from my family  maxsolomon   Dec-26-06 04:36 PM   #30 
  - Because for fundies  undergroundpanther   Dec-26-06 12:34 PM   #19 
  - I have felt this way since the Esteemed President Reagan  Sherman A1   Dec-26-06 03:19 AM   #4 
  - You are so right.....  snappyturtle   Dec-26-06 10:22 AM   #12 
  - I also remember that as a dark time  tbyg52   Dec-26-06 10:32 AM   #13 
     - I hated regan  undergroundpanther   Dec-26-06 12:43 PM   #21 
        - Feudalism!!! EXACTLY!!!!!  suziedemocrat   Dec-26-06 05:17 PM   #31 
  - Recommended and kicked  longship   Dec-26-06 03:29 AM   #5 
  - K&R  votesomemore   Dec-26-06 04:36 AM   #6 
  - How laughable is this?  ClintonTyree   Dec-26-06 04:47 AM   #7 
  - when we remember the plunge protection team  pretzel4gore   Dec-26-06 07:55 AM   #8 
  - They also take people off the unemployment figure if they work part-time, one day per week as temps!  Hardpan   Dec-26-06 02:21 PM   #26 
  - Absolutely  LiberalEsto   Dec-26-06 08:45 AM   #10 
  - Unnecessary employees of the prison-industrial complex--  eridani   Dec-27-06 03:17 AM   #34 
  - What isn't part of our society?  NoMoreMyths   Dec-26-06 09:02 AM   #11 
  - New jobs are paying 17% less, on average, then the old one did...  Hardpan   Dec-26-06 02:11 PM   #23 
  - I know things are bad for the middle class...  The Anti-Neo Con   Dec-26-06 10:46 AM   #14 
  - Who are these "blue-collar Americans" you speak of?  hatrack   Dec-26-06 12:08 PM   #17 
  - Most of us here on DU, dont you think? eom  Hardpan   Dec-26-06 02:15 PM   #25 
  - I think that should read  NCevilDUer   Dec-26-06 06:52 PM   #32 
  - The media  undergroundpanther   Dec-26-06 12:45 PM   #22 
  - i can't even afford to see a psychiatrist!  maxsolomon   Dec-26-06 10:58 AM   #16 
  - Gee, Mort, did you slip on the porch and accidently ram a newspaper up your ass?  hatrack   Dec-26-06 12:09 PM   #18 
  - Really- ck this out..  Tellurian   Dec-26-06 12:35 PM   #20 
  - An aspect of the aging of the boomers.  NCevilDUer   Dec-26-06 07:00 PM   #33 
  - LOL! Well at least Mort got the message out at last, eh? eom  Hardpan   Dec-26-06 02:22 PM   #27 
  - Mort's assuming too much  Perragrande   Dec-28-06 01:05 AM   #35 
 

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