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The decline of the middle class is worrisome

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  • John J Flanagan posted at 8:42 pm on Wed, Dec 26, 2012.

    John J Flanagan Posts: 33

    The Republican position on the fiscal cliff issue is not being correctly presented in this article. It is easy to accept the talking points of the media and paint Republicans as being out to protect the rich at the expense of the middle class and poor. Many in the media are ardent Obama supporters and registered Democrats whose sympathies lie with their preferred party of choice. The result is a lack of truth, balance, fairness, and analysis.
    Obama, who claims to be for the middle class, has policies that will hurt the economy and erode the middle class even more than those of the Republicans. Obama has created a class struggle idea to divide us as a nation. It is predictable because, anyone who would care to understand his motives, will realize how he is a socialist through and through.
    The media and Democrats love to paint the Republicans as exclusively wealthy people, yet the main body of Republicans are statistically middle class earners between 40-100K. Those in the higher earning groups exist in the Republican party, however, let us not forget the limousine liberals, the Kennedy's, Kerry's, Hollywood moguls, entertainment celebrities, rich left wing organizations, wealthy non profits who benefit by the Democratic party's system of cronyism and rewards. Chicago politics, at its corrupt best, is very typical of the Obama administration, an admission most Democrats will not admit.
    If the nation goes over the fiscal cliff, it is because Obama is unwilling to bargain and compromise over needed reductions distributed over a range of areas. The Republicans are attempting to hold the line on spending, while raising revenues sensibly. Attacking the so called rich and raising their taxes more than others is to simply make a political statement, which Obama desires to do.
    In conclusion, how I wish there could be more media attention to detail, analysis, and fairness in evaluating our political life. Instead, we readers see the same dribble, the Democratic talking points, being presented as truth. If, as Thelma suggests, the middle class is in a very bad condition, then we must look to our president and his party as the primary obstacle. Our president is not a leader. He is a divider in chief and worthy of much of the blame for our current crisis.


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