I consider myself a middle class American and like many others who started out with little am grateful to be a member. America under democrats though has become divided and with the lefts relentless class warfare strategies, we are now reaping the results of their attacks on the middle class. America under the left and the practicing "progressives", Obama, Geithner and the "gang to make us poor" of the administration, have wrecked our hopes and American optimism. Obama practices "crony capitalism" and the middle class is nowhere to be found in his policies and his laws. HERE is a great article on the lefts attack on the middle class from Joel Kotkin at Forbes. I agree with most of it except perhaps the opinion he has on the social issues.
What has happened over time here in America and has sped up exponentially since the left took Congress in 2006 and the White House in 2008 is a consistent attack on the people in the middle who do most of the hard work. When the words from Obama's mouth attack Republicans about the "rich" I just can't even listen to his screeds anymore. He comes across as a phony=baloney because when I review his hiring practices, he hires his cronies from big banks and big business. Jeffrey Immelt from GE is the biggest joke yet. Obama and Immelt are joined at the hip and while Obama cries a river about the "rich" and them not paying their "fair share" of the bills (even thought the top 1% pay 38%), Immelt managed to pay ZERO taxes for his company GE! That was in 2009-2010. This hypocrisy is unacceptable in governance.
These Obama and democrat maneuvers are sending millions of Americans away from them and into the right or independent ranks. The middle class was overlooked for many years in America and now that we have a sustained unemployment rate over 9% (16% really), we see the value of a college eduction and its degrees become less a guarantee of rising up the ladder. I appreciate people getting their college degrees and doing better for themselves but I never got a degree, instead becoming a builder and for a while a political person. I was worried that a degree for many Americans might not pay off when times get tough because no matter how smart in book learning and banking rules someone is, their car may still need to be repaired by, GASP, a middle class mechanic.
Well, it has happened. College degrees are no guarantee these days of security from unemployment. The rules and regulations passed by dopey liberals have come home yo roost, roost on the heads of most Americans. Perhaps not the cronies of Obama and Charles Schumer though. These paragons of fairness have protected the banks and totally shoved the middle class aside. Obamacare is a frontal assault on the middle class and the left shoved it down the throat of all of us middle class Americans. The Obama Administration does the ropa-dope on us all by supposedly having programs to help people stay in their homes but then requires the banks to be so stringent on loans that no middle class people can even qualify. So all these hose on foreclosure get purchased by the cronies who pay cash or have connections with the bankers.
Same with "green" technology. The government has decided to fund their cronies in the green industries with our middle class tax dollars. If you say you are green and will create jobs (subsidized by us of course), Obama will come a give a speech at your ribbon cutting. But, if you want to manufacture a incandescent light bulb, you will be out of luck. Obama and the left pick winners and losers and use our tax dollars to buy votes. This has to stop and it appears to me the only hope is the middle class rising up and throwing these big government crony capitalist out of office. The best bet to that end in my opinion will be accomplished by the Tea Party Patriots. A populist bunch of Americans who are fed up. A middle class/Independent/Tea Party consortium may well save our republic.