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Mon Aug 11, 2014, 07:51 AM

The BS forecast - Conservatives suddenly very concerned about the middle class

Visiting my Fox News impaired folks yesterday my step-father and I were sitting next to his copy of "Death by Liberalism" by J. R. Dunn and an O'Reilly book when he just blurted out, "The middle class is almost ruined and there doesn't appear to be anything that can be done about it". I sat there and actually chuckled a bit. I have heard this recently on RW talk radio (local and national) and now realized that this will be a new line of re-education and re-writing of history in the RW bubble .... and it will be dutifully picked up by the rest if the media.

We don't talk politics my step-father and I because we both know it is a waste of time on each other - but he added, "Someone has to be the President of the bank and someone has to sweep the floor." I responded, "The President if the bank doesn't need to make 300 times what the janitor does and that example completely skips over the middle class anyway". He doesn't hear well so he either didn't hear me or he decided to drop the subject.

So getting ready for this onslaught (mid term elections) of BS I thought:
1. The worshipers of the rich ("makers" suddenly care about the middle class?
2. Let's review our recent history. The demise of the middle class was most directly created by weakening of unions and shipping jobs overseas. Also the dogma of deregulation down graded the value of homes and helped to create/protect virtual monopolies in telecommunications and food - both of which have ballooned in price and as percentages of our household expenses.

Care to offer any other points of interest?

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