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maddogesq Donating Member (915 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-12-09 07:08 PM
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6. Just read a great book by Thom Hartmann.
It is called "Screwed: The Undeclared War Against The Middle Class."

In it, he suggests that to have a strong democracy, you need a strong middle class. He often cites the works of folks like Thomas Paine.

When I talk about this concept to people, I remind them that in the '60's, when all the changes came such as the civil rights movement, etc., we had a very strong middle class. Now, as that group declines, the people that vote against their own best interests are too often people that have a lot less financial power than they did 20 years ago.

Of course, media consolidation--something you all know I have bitched about for ions--doesn't help the situation.

I suggest that you and are are saying the same things.
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  -The demise of the middle class, coming to a neighborhood near year. maddogesq  Nov-12-09 09:54 AM   #0 
  - We are going to lose the next Gov. election if we run Cherry....  PassingFair   Nov-12-09 10:43 AM   #1 
  - Yup. And then we can kiss our ass good bye.  MichiganVote   Nov-12-09 05:18 PM   #4 
  - I disagree  blue_onyx   Nov-12-09 09:33 PM   #8 
  - And that junk is from the so-classified left-wing media rag.  Festivito   Nov-12-09 02:01 PM   #2 
  - Certainly true.  Denninmi   Nov-12-09 04:43 PM   #3 
  - The truth we hold is fleeting and a lie well told is immortal.  Festivito   Nov-12-09 05:53 PM   #5 
  - Just read a great book by Thom Hartmann.  maddogesq   Nov-12-09 07:08 PM   #6 
     - Yup, we'd bore each other in constant agreement.  Festivito   Nov-12-09 08:59 PM   #7 
  - The article is a little too "doom and gloom"  blue_onyx   Nov-12-09 09:49 PM   #9 

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