Our government has been raging war on the working middle class. For the last 100 years this country has gradually implemented Progressive ideas that have increased the size of government and moved us towards socialism. I know people don’t like to hear that word, but by any definition, that is where we are headed if we don’t make some changes. As government gets bigger and bigger, we lose freedoms and the middle class is the big loser.
How are we doing? The United States became the #1 world economy in 1872 when we surpassed Great Britain. China will surpass us this year. We are losing jobs when major corporations move overseas due the fact we have the highest corporate tax rate in the world. The profits from overseas operations do not come back to benefit our country.
Some people blame high wages for companies leaving, but that is only partially true as U.S. wages now are 20th in the world. The working middle class is growing poorer and smaller every year, as they have become the principal supporters of the welfare class, which is growing larger and living better than anytime in history. I believe in helping the poor, but we need to help them with jobs, not handouts. Our urban areas are in decay, with second and third generations that have never known anything but welfare. This is enslavement.
The political elite, the politically connected, and the super rich will continue to live in luxury. This is always the case in any socialist, bureaucrat controlled society. Look at the stock market recently. The rich are getting richer and the working middle class takes the hit. In recent years, the essentials like food, gas, and utilities are all more expensive while wages are lower.
I was fortunate to be raised in the 1950s. I think this was a great time in our history. WWII was just over. This generation is sometimes called the greatest generation in our history, and for good reason. This generation put God, family, and country before personal gain or partisan politics. They believed in hard work to get ahead and provide for their families. Capitalism fueled the economy, and not the government. The standard of living for this country increased dramatically during the 50s.
What has happened? Too large a percentage of our population has become so self-absorbed and politically correct that we have a serious problem. We must all work to turn this country around now. The following is a totally politically incorrect statement supposedly written by a retired U.S. Marine.
“A coalition of Blacks, Latinos, Feminists, Gays, Government Workers, Union Members, Environmental Extremists, the Media, Hollywood, uninformed young people, the “forever needy”, the chronically unemployed, illegal aliens, and other “fellow travelers” have ended Norman Rockwell’s America.”
The point is that all these special interest groups are voting for a powerful federal government that will give their self-centered group special considerations. They are not putting God, family, and country first.
Our veterans are a special interest group that put their life on the line to protect our freedoms and ask for nothing except what they were promised. Some of these veterans are denied health care so some bureaucrat can get a bonus. What is wrong with this picture?
Anyone that says they are for the working middle class and advocates a government controlled economy is just blowing smoke up … We can help the people that work for a living and the future of this great country by simply reducing the size of government, eliminating government debt, and passing the Fair Tax. These simple changes will cripple the political elite and give this country back to working America.
The solution is simple and very workable if we eliminate the partisan politics of the political elite. Get the facts and vote.