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    Re: Middle-class poorer, earned less in 2000s

    Quote Originally Posted by KylieB View Post
    Yep! I have read this few days ago and I've come to view more about this. I found another article here: Middle class share of economy lowest since WWII.

    And I must say this must be the new talk of the town.

    As the issue goes further, Timothy Smeeding, a University of Wisconsin-Madison economics professor, said:

    “These are the disaffected middle class who work hard and play by the rules of society, but increasingly see their situation declining by forces beyond their control. No matter who is president, the climb back up for the middle class and the recovery will be slow and often painful.”

    All the while the rich got fabulously richer during the same period..."TAKING" from the middleclass and now they want even MORE...time to put the brakes on it the trough theyve been feeding at is empty

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    Re: Middle-class poorer, earned less in 2000s

    This is likely to make me somewhat unpopular but my first post is going to put some of the blame where it belongs. I am not totally convinced that the middle class didn't cause their own problems at least to some degree. By allowing themselves to be convinced by advertisers to buy all the unnecessary gizmos and gadgets because they tell them they have to have them to stay current. Middle class parents not finding the strength to put their foot down and limit their children on how many of the have-to-have items that come out each year. They don't need a new phone every time the new model comes out. They don't need the fancy pair of $100+ shoes that come out. They also don't need that pair of shoes or that phone for themselves. I know that we need money flowing in this country but until we stop reacting to every glamorous ad that is selling the latest unnecessary product, the middle class will never find firmer ground and know what they can afford and what they can't.

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    Re: Middle-class poorer, earned less in 2000s

    My purely hypothetical solution?

    Get all the non-political/bureaucratic civilians out of Washington D.C..

    Blow up Washington D.C. during a workday.

    Start again.

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