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Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Vanishing American Middle Class

It's no secret that the Occupy movement was largely spawned by the left. Hence, it was viewed with disdain by most Republicans who perceived the Occupy activists as socialists clamoring for more socialism but that's only part of the story. The American middle class is indeed nosediving toward permanent extinction and any society that consists of the ruling rich and the eternally poor is doomed. But heck, it's America where we obsess over chicken sandwiches and pay scant attention to what is really happening in America.

The left isn't always wrong and in fact it gets a lot of things right. Actually, the left is quite good a diagnosing a problem but where it falls way short is in their proposed solutions to a problem which invariably calls for more government intervention and control.

Forgetting for the moment that liberals have radically different solutions than conservatives when it comes to solving big problems, we need to focus on a stone cold reality. Contained in the jargon of the 99% vs. the 1%, there is ample documented evidence that the middle class is rapidly losing ground.
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