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    Re: Are Republicans against helping the middle class?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I want to say no, because to make that kind of partisan blanket statement instinctively feels the same to me as agreeing that "Republicans want to shoot puppies out of canons," which is of course ridiculous. That being said, any time a discussion comes up in which the interests of the rich are pitted against poor or middle class, the theme that conservatives can be relied upon to bring to that thread is blanket support of the rich and big business every...single...time. I have yet to see a such a thread in which Republicans said "You know what? I think the rich can go eff themselves on this particular issue." Instead, the conversation is entirely drowned out by accusations of "class warfare" by page two. So conservatives can say they support the middle class or the poor, but if you look at their rhetoric it forms a very different picture.
    So you basically did what you said was wrong, you made a blanket statement.
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    Re: Are Republicans against helping the middle class?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovkan View Post
    College should just be free, or regulated to make sure the prices don't go over the roof like they are now, just look at college prices and the drastic rise.
    How are you going to get the professors, janitors, mechanics, etc. to work for free? Not to mention the cost of the structures, utilities and so forth. No one pays for that?
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    Re: Are Republicans against helping the middle class?

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
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    Re: Are Republicans against helping the middle class?

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post


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    Re: Are Republicans against helping the middle class?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    So you basically did what you said was wrong, you made a blanket statement.
    So you basically can't deny what I said.

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    Re: Are Republicans against helping the middle class?

    No, they just oppose your ideas. Learn the difference.

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    Re: Are Republicans against helping the middle class?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovkan View Post
    College should just be free, or regulated to make sure the prices don't go over the roof like they are now, just look at college prices and the drastic rise.
    So why shouldn't people pay for their own education? Because they need it?

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    Re: Are Republicans against helping the middle class?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    The rate in which costs of higher education have skyrocketed is disgusting.
    Do you guys ever ponder why everything the government touches gets more expensive?

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    Re: Are Republicans against helping the middle class?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    So why shouldn't people pay for their own education? Because they need it?
    Education needs to be accessible to all, a major barrier to education is the price.

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    Re: Are Republicans against helping the middle class?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    It is not ridiculous. Republicans time and time again shoot down every damn thing that comes up that will actually help the middle class. The only thing that they can seem to put forward is tax breaks that primarily benefit wealthy people. The rest of what they do is designed to burden the middle class, and then tell them its all their fault because they don't work hard enough. They are full of bull****. All they care about is the interests of the wealthy. Its socialism for the rich, capitalism for the poor.
    Do democrats ever have an idea to help the middle class or the poor that doesn't harm someone else? No? I didn't think so.

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