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Wed Oct 13, 2021, 10:12 PM

5. This is an important subject that is spot on.

The wife and I are in that group. Except we have no kids. But I see this attitude from others in this income level. They realize without 6 figure incomes life is tough and will do what it takes to keep their status. I can’t really socialize with many of them because politics and government policy dominates their thinking and conversation because they are so afraid of losing their status.

But 10% of the country does not elect anyone. That same mindset of losing what they have(be it so little) also drives the non rich upper middle class and even middle class to vote republican. Rather than seeing the oligarchs that are robbing them blind they have been convinced it is ‘others’ who are the threat. Others being people of color.

But it’s an old scam. It got poor whites in the south 160 years ago to feel down with their rich neighbors to insure the blacks were always under them socially. Even though they did not have a pot to piss in.

That also the reason the republicans tied themselves to the ‘moral’ issues. Like Abortion and gay rights. It distracts from the fact we have policies that will actually help them. God and all that jazz

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