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hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-27-06 02:51 AM
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29. The middle class is collapsing.
My dad and many of his friends worked thirty or forty years for one, maybe two employers. They always had health insurance, and they made enough money to buy nice homes and cars. Their kids went to college. Now they are mostly comfortably retired. That was middle class.

Nobody expects this any more. When you go into any average workplace now, every day people fear they may lose their jobs, their health insurance (if they have it), their retirement (if they have it), their homes (if they own or rent them), and their cars (if they own them.)

To live in such fear, day in and day out, is not "middle class."
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