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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Working class/working people means people who are employed for wages. They rely on employment.
    So if their wage is a million a year, they are "Working class"?


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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So if their wage is a million a year, they are "Working class"?


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    Is the job physical labor?


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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Is the job physical labor?
    Why should it matter if it's based on physical labor or not?

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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Why should it matter if it's based on physical labor or not?
    Uhhh because that is what the working class is.


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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Uhhh because that is what the working class is.
    Would you consider nurses and computer technician/etc "working class"?

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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Would you consider nurses and computer technician/etc "working class"?
    Please stop playing games with words. It is clear what the meaning behind working class means. Here is a definition:

    Adj. 1. working-class - of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers; "party of the propertyless proletariat"- G.B.Shaw
    propertyless, wage-earning, blue-collar

    low-class, lower-class - occupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society

    2. working-class - working for hourly wages rather than fixed (e.g. annual) salaries; "working-class occupations include manual as well as industrial labor"
    wage-earning
    blue-collar - of or designating manual industrial work or workers

    working-class - definition of working-class by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.


    It is quite clear that working class does not include millionaires so how about we dispense with the stupid word games ok?

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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Uhhh because that is what the working class is.
    As defined by Marx

    Karl Marx defined the "working class" or proletariat as "those individuals who sell their labor and do not own the means of production" whom he believed to be responsible for creating the wealth of a society (buildings, bridges and furniture, for example, are physically built by members of this class; many new inventions and other "intellectual products" are also created by people who work for wages).



    Working class - Definition | WordIQ.com

    Your definition is hardly surprising.

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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    Please stop playing games with words. It is clear what the meaning behind working class means. Here is a definition:

    Adj. 1. working-class - of those who work for wages especially manual or industrial laborers; "party of the propertyless proletariat"- G.B.Shaw
    propertyless, wage-earning, blue-collar

    low-class, lower-class - occupying the lowest socioeconomic position in a society

    2. working-class - working for hourly wages rather than fixed (e.g. annual) salaries; "working-class occupations include manual as well as industrial labor"
    wage-earning
    blue-collar - of or designating manual industrial work or workers

    working-class - definition of working-class by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.


    It is quite clear that working class does not include millionaires so how about we dispense with the stupid word games ok?
    Enough.

    You just now offered the sufficient info I was looking for.

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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Is the job physical labor?
    Adding qualifiers? You didn't mention 'physical labor' in your original statement.


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    Re: Census shows 1 in 2 people are poor or low-income

    Quote Originally Posted by Josie View Post
    Why do you think that is?
    Wage earners, largely not having their money making their money. Lazyiness or working is not limited to either class.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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