How America is killing the middle class

Written By: - Date published: 1:48 pm, October 23rd, 2015 - 11 comments
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11 comments on “How America is killing the middle class”

  1. This is the exact line socialist Bernie Sanders is taking in his race to the Whitehouse. Sadly, big media and corporates will do all they can to stop him and others like him that dare stand up for the middle class and working families. Still, there is always the ballot box. The US is still a democracy, isn’t it? Perhaps not, based upon how they rig their voting system…

    At least our political system is not as corrupt, yet….

    • Whispering Kate 1.1

      A Tui Ad coming – yeah right.

    • Colonial Viper 1.2

      The US is a republic, not a democracy. The “Founding Fathers” were dead scared of popular democracy. They instituted multiple steps to ensure that popular democracy would never take hold in the US. Female or Black? No votes. Unelected Senate. Electoral College.

      In other words, only allowing the right kind of people to vote, and ensuring that some peoples votes counted far more than others.

      • Detrie 1.2.1

        This was likely the US political system when it was first established. However one more recent definition of a republic I found is “… a representative democracy with a written constitution of basic rights that protect the minority from being completely unrepresented or overridden by the majority”

    • Richard@Down South 1.3

      C.N.N donated majorly to Clinton, and declared her the winner on their televised debate, despite every other poll declaring Sanders as the winner… by more than 70%… they even deleted posts on their website/facebook about it

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  2. Steve Alfreds 2

    Unfortunately the same story applies in the UK, New Zealand, Australia and the whole Western world. It’s the part of globalisation the masses aren’t told about. Coupled with the breaking of unions (this government has denied unions access to the workplace and allowed employers to walk away from good faith bargaining) no wonder the middle class is dying off. But how many of those former middle class voters still vote for the John and Bill Show because they still aspire to be wealthy? That’s despite the fact they aren’t getting anything out of National. I’m sick of hearing from National voters when I ask them to tell me what this government’s biggest achievement is in seven years in power, they still say “well Labour isn’t offering much of an alternative”.

  3. BM 3

    It’s unfortunate that the unions of previous generations have ruined it for every one who’s followed.

  4. I suspect my neighbours are SOCIALISTS and know they are in a Union… What should I do? But they do help me out a lot and are kind, friendly people… I just recently baked them some cakes and shared them – OMG I am a Socialist too!

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