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DIsmantiling the Middle Class and the role of the Democratic Party
On Saturday, Vice President Joe Biden said:
"...the Obama administration wouldn't let middle class Americans "carry the whole burden" to break a deadlock over the national debt limit, warning that the Republican approach would only benefit the wealthy."
As a progressive this signals to me that the Democrats will be "settling" with the Republicans on the debt limit and that the result will be most likely more bone-numbing cuts for the middle-class and minor inconveniences for the rich. If Biden had said "carry most of the burden" I might have had more hope, but as the democrats have done over and over again, I am fearing that once again, they will throw the middle-class under the bus.
Since Obama has taken office, I have seen this happen so many times I am beginning to wonder if those of us hoping he will do something completely progressive for the missle class are having a touch of insanity. You know, that old definition of insanity being watching something happen over and over again an hoping that the next time there will be a different result? What we should be doing as democrats is demanding different results and nothing less. The current Democratic methodology of playing compromise chess rather than offensive chess is killing the middle class. So we need to make a decision, do we continue to support a strategy that will slowly kill prosperity for all?