Another Make or Break Moment for the Middle Class

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

“Either we build an economy in which most workers can earn enough to adequately support their families or we build a government with the wherewithal to subsidize the existence of a lower class that can’t survive on its own. We are doing neither.”

Unionizing the Bottom of the Pay Scale - New York Times 

“The middle class faces another make-or-break moment in the intensifying fiscal showdown. If congressional Republicans deny tax relief for 98 percent of Americans to preserve a tax windfall for the top 2 percent, then the failed dogma of trickle-down economics has won again — despite being pummeled in the election last month.”

Make-or-break moment for middle class - Reuters

If things weren’t bad enough for the middle and working class, we now have to face the reality that the GOP is trying to throw Grandma off the cliff. 

GOP Offers to Throw Middle Class, Elderly Over the 'Fiscal Cliff' - Huffington Post 

Here is some “Scrooge worthy behavior. ” “The Republicans are refusing to secure tax cuts for the struggling middle class, apparently in order to have a bargaining chip to protect tax cuts for the wealthiest. Their recent “counter-offer” actually ‘raises taxes on the middle class…to preserve tax breaks for the rich.’” 

Scrooges on Capitol Hill: Republicans hold middle-class tax cuts hostage - Washington Post

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The great American middle class wasn’t something that just happened – it was built brick by brick. It was built by soldiers returning from war and a government that repaid them by giving them a shot at college.