AMERICA'S VANISHING MIDDLE CLASSYou remember them, right? The ones with well-paying, secure, private sector jobs? The ones with the nice family homes, weekend cabins, multiple cars, regular vacations, pensions, and great healthcare?Wonder what happened to them? It's ridiculously simple. They forgot who brought them to the dance.1. Unions. Organized labor and its immense power brought the first American Age of Robber Barons to an end.2. Democrats and the New Deal. That's Social Security and the Social Safety Net programs, as well as fairer laws, tax increases on the wealthy, and restrictions on child labor.3. WW2. The men went to war and women went to work. Their tours abroad made the men more cosmopolitan. At home, the women gained a new sense of self-worth and independence. That broke entrenched social mores and was the true beginning of the cultural revolution.4. The G.I. Bill. When our guys came back from the war, they received free education. America went to college and the massive infusion of professionals transformed our economy and society as a whole.5. Democrats and the Great Society. Programs like Medicaid, expanded Medicare, affirmative action, and other initiatives enfranchised millions of people and began to level the playing field.And then, somehow, they forgot how this all came to be and voted Republicans into power. GOP "trickle down" fantasies and fanatical worship of unrestrained capitalism began to unravel the fabric of our prosperity. It led to the deregulation of our financial institutions, huge tax giveaways to corporations and the rich, and the "down-sizing", corporate raiding, and colossal debt of the 1980's. The resulting recession of 1991 brought the Democrats back into power for eight years, and ushered in a period of runaway growth, debt reduction, and the last balanced Federal budgets and surpluses since then. One impeachment later, we voted Republicans back into power and got two unfunded wars, sky-high debt, monster tax giveaways, and the Great Recession. So we voted Democrats back in and the economy recovered, unemployment fell, the ACA and expanded Medicaid made healthcare accessible to millions, and our renewable energy industry grew exponentially. But the President was black. So we voted Republicans back in and we're on our way back to the Pit. Anyone else see a pattern? (Reprinted)
I'm not a Dem but I am for anybody that isn't Republican! I'm disgusted beyond belief at the new Republican Party! No way on this earth should a single Republican win another seat anywhere in a progressive society! Period!! How can anybody support anyone that doesn't believe in Human Rights for ALL HUMANS even the ones you don't like.. it blows my mind to know that soooooo many Americans don't think all humans should be treated equally...
TrumPence in prison,Speaker > President Pelosi. Appoints Hillary VP,Returns to Speaker. Less than a year!Make it happen.
Oklahoma Earthquake:87 candidates file for 18 seats!
And a woman! Time to empty the house and the senate....women know how to work together...to fix, repair, mend, build not destroy kill...incarcerate and divide a nation...women know how to get it done...