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Arianna Huffington: Middle Class Is A Dying Breed
http://annem040359.wordpress.com/ ^ | September 27, 2010 | annem040359

Posted on 09/27/2010 2:22:11 PM PDT by Biggirl

Is the Obama White House KILLING the middle class?

CBS news man Bob Scheiffer interviews the founder of the “Huffington Post” and author, Arianna Huffington, who talks in great detail about her new book, “Third World America.”

Sounding at times with a combination of politics with a mixture of economics, Ms. Huffington says the American middle class is a “dying breed”. Well yeah, duh, to use a word that many young people use; Ms. Huffington, what is KILLING the America middle class is the overtaxing, overspending, over government regulations of the American people, and in a special way, the much troubled middle class by the President Barak H. Obama White House and the Democrats in the USA House and Senate.

The answer Ms. Huffington, is being witnessed by not only with the emergence of the “tea party movement”, but of people with true American values, conservative principles who are running for public office for the November 2,2010 mid-term elections and with the same tea party movement, is doing the needed PUSHBACK to TAKE AMERICA BACK.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: books; economy; huffington; middleclass
For those who do not want to go to the blog, here is the video. Very interesting indeed.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGY4rgFXl1g&feature=player_embedded

1 posted on 09/27/2010 2:22:17 PM PDT by Biggirl
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To: Biggirl

Marx HATED the middle class.

Adopting his ideas is a great way to get rid of them.


2 posted on 09/27/2010 2:26:24 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Tzimisce

I was gonna say...What does she care about the middle class?


3 posted on 09/27/2010 2:29:19 PM PDT by WAW (Which enumerated power?)
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To: Biggirl

So Zsa Zsa has been studying the peasants? Rather like Jane Goodall, I presume.


4 posted on 09/27/2010 2:30:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Palin/Bolton 2012)
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To: WAW

“What does she care about the middle class?”

Exactly. She gargles George Soros.


5 posted on 09/27/2010 2:31:16 PM PDT by y6162
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To: y6162

Ew. The visuals...I still have to be able to function for a while.


6 posted on 09/27/2010 2:32:58 PM PDT by WAW (Which enumerated power?)
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To: Biggirl

What massive BS!

The dystopian view of America combined with all the survival blogs and lefty peak oilers, peak phosphorus’ers,
peak fooders, are all doing their level best to reduce everyone to the point of absolute despair.

Every single doofus who has a point of view gets a BLOG. Case in point: lousy writer Kunstler.com with his blog gets his jollies from a screed today and third paragraph from the bottom writes a despicable comment. Without the internet, this guy would have just been another balding, 50+, semi-maybe-kinda heard of by the more extreme of the NY’ers.

HuffPo is another great case in point.
Are we really taking that collection of lefty’s seriously?


7 posted on 09/27/2010 2:47:25 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: OpusatFR

Well all I am doing is EXPOSING the left for what they are: complete fools.


8 posted on 09/27/2010 2:49:13 PM PDT by Biggirl (GO UCONN FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!!! :)=^..^=)
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To: Biggirl

“The way to end the middle class is to crush them between the millstones of taxation and inflation.” That nugget of wisdom comes from Vladimir Lenin.


9 posted on 09/27/2010 2:51:56 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: Biggirl

I’m not directing my ire at you, of all people!

My ire is for the idiocy on the web.


10 posted on 09/27/2010 2:53:20 PM PDT by OpusatFR
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To: Biggirl
What are Arianna Huffington's credentials for any kind of a political analysis? Does she have an MFA from one of the Seven Sisters? Know which chablis to drink with the Emmental? Sponsor an anemic blog with some of the weakest political commentary extant?

She's right about the middle class. But you know what they say about a stopped clock ...

11 posted on 09/27/2010 3:09:48 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: Biggirl

It’s not dying.

Obama is killing it.

Straight out of Obama’s agitating handbook. You have to collapse the middle class...


12 posted on 09/27/2010 3:21:33 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Freddd

It’s not dying.

Obama is killing it.

Straight out of Obama’s agitating handbook. You have to collapse the middle class...
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Yea, get all that, but if you only have very rich people and very poor people, where does new money come from. Guess I’m missing something.


13 posted on 09/27/2010 3:36:04 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: Biggirl
Ms. Huffington, what is KILLING the America middle class is...

I remember when Ariana was the toast of the conservative media.

14 posted on 09/27/2010 4:01:04 PM PDT by Slyfox
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To: Biggirl

Hasn’t that been the plan for the last 15 or so years?


15 posted on 09/27/2010 4:02:50 PM PDT by Arizona Carolyn
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To: Biggirl

It has become evident to me (and I assume a few others by now) that the Obammunists are waging class warfare against the middle-class. Obama’s policies are designed to simultaneously decimate the middle-class and transfer their savings to the poor, to union members and to government employees. Yet, the very wealthy and the ultra-wealthy are being left untouched. I suppose the wealthy are either complicit or considered untouchable due their power. In any case, it’s evident that Obama has a special loathing for the middle-class.

The Obammunists are in the process of destroying all middle-class jobs that are not union or government jobs. These policies have been deliberate, and they have been wildly successful, with a net 2.3 million jobs destroyed since February 2009, which is the worse jobs destruction ever for any president in their first 17 months in office. The national U6 (true) unemployment rate currently stands at over 16%, with four states over 20% unemployment!

Here’s a partial list of deliberately destroyed jobs. Downsizing the military and closing military bases is killing tens of thousands of well-paying civilian jobs. Ordering a “temporary” moratorium on Gulf oil drilling? An immediate 40,000 gulf state jobs lost, with as many as 400,000 total jobs eventually lost. Obamacare? If left as is, this could destroy millions of jobs both in the medical industry and in those companies no longer able to employee as many workers due to the tax increases and insurance mandates of Obamacare. Obama carbon control implemented by fiat via EPA regulation? Why, more millions of manufacturing jobs likely to be sent permanently overseas. Or, how about government ownership of car companies in order to develop “green” Obamamobiles subsidized by middle-class tax payers, but only affordable as toys by the upper-class, you know, like Government Motors’ Voltswagen. And Obama’s implicit open borders policies? What do you think an unlimited supply of illegal foreign labor willing to work for almost nothing is doing to wage levels for U.S. citizens?

The list just goes on and on, and I haven’t even touched on the massive jobs destruction soon to be upon us as the Obammunists’ massive tax increases kick in. You know, like the nearly 60% rate increase on capital gains taxes and the nearly 300% rate increase on dividend taxes when you include the new 3.8% Obamacare tax surcharge levied on all non-wage income and the expiring Bush tax cuts. (BTW, that 3.8% surcharge applies to profits on personal home sales too! Hope you weren’t foolish enough to quit documenting your capital improvements, thinking it didn’t matter anymore since profits from home sales were mostly tax free.)

Now, on the other side of the slate, the Obammunists have funneled literally trillions of borrowed dollars into growing the government and union worker class and making vast numbers of the poor permanent wards of the state. Currently, one of out of every seven persons employed in the U.S. is employed directly by the government, and government employees make on average 45% more than private sector employees. But when the bill comes due for the borrowed trillions, either tax rates will have to be raised to crushing levels on what’s left of the middle-class and/or inflation will be deliberately promoted to ease government debt repayment, thereby wiping out the remaining savings of the middle-class. Inflation and taxation of course are the classic means for wiping out the middle-class, and were perfectly described by Vladimir Lenin, who said “The surest way to crush the bourgeois is between the grindstones of taxes and inflation.”

The Obammunists’ class warfare is intended to result in a nation with an elite, ultra-wealthy ruling class, with the rest of its citizens being wards of the state, dependent on government handouts of one kind or the other, and therefore for all practical purposes, reduced to subjects of the state.

Thus the United States will be reduced by Obama’s class warfare to one of the kinds of nations that have always existed in the past and which continue to make up the bulk of nations today: nations with a small despotic ruling elite who rule masses of peasants with fear and naked power. After just a little over two centuries of being a mighty world power and a shinning beacon of aspiration to the downtrodden of the world, the Obammunists will have wiped out in a single generation what our founding fathers hoped would be a new kind of enduring nation dedicated to freedom from tyranny and the pursuit of happiness.

Bottom line? If you’re happy with all of this, I urge to keep voting for the same folks currently in power who are doing all of this to you!


16 posted on 09/27/2010 4:55:39 PM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from the Right Stuff!)
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To: OpusatFR
My ire is for the idiocy on the web.

Tools, Guns and machines cannot be classified as "good" or "bad". They do not think, are not creative and are not "moral" or "immoral". They can only be creative, "good" or "moral" when used by a person who is.

"The Web" is made of machines. Very complex machines with complex programming. Some of that programming allows individual creativity that could only be dreamed of a generation ago. Some of that programming is aimed to enrich those who would enslave the rest of us. FACT.

The scale of companies, institutions and religous organizations obscure the imprint that moral individuals project. Morals are necessarily faith based, so the lefties have none. Not only are they without moral restraint, they are often of the most vile character.

Good & Evil are both on the web. Sanity and Instanity is here too. The battle we face is the same battle that we faced before the web, but on a larger scale. We must be the force of good and never forget we serve God not men.

17 posted on 09/27/2010 5:32:26 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: catnipman
BLS Data Series (U-6 the broadest definition of unemployment)
U-6 unemployment
Year Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2000 7.1 7.2 7.1 6.9 7.1 7.0 7.0 7.1 7.0 6.8 7.1 6.9
2001 7.3 7.4 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.9 7.8 8.1 8.7 9.3 9.4 9.6
2002 9.5 9.5 9.4 9.7 9.5 9.5 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.6 9.7 9.8
2003 10.0 10.2 10.0 10.2 10.1 10.3 10.3 10.1 10.4 10.2 10.0 9.8
2004 9.9 9.7 10.0 9.6 9.6 9.5 9.5 9.4 9.4 9.7 9.4 9.2
2005 9.3 9.3 9.1 8.9 8.9 9.0 8.8 8.9 9.0 8.7 8.7 8.6
2006 8.4 8.4 8.2 8.1 8.2 8.4 8.5 8.4 8.0 8.2 8.1 8.0
2007 8.3 8.1 8.0 8.2 8.2 8.2 8.3 8.5 8.4 8.4 8.5 8.8
2008 9.1 8.9 9.0 9.2 9.7 10.0 10.5 10.9 11.2 11.9 12.8 13.7
2009 14.0 15.0 15.6 15.8 16.4 16.5 16.4 16.8 17.0 17.4 17.2 17.3
2010 16.5 16.8 16.9 17.1 16.6 16.5 16.5 16.7

18 posted on 09/27/2010 5:35:54 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.)
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To: catnipman
Excellent post.

FUBO

19 posted on 09/27/2010 6:02:19 PM PDT by bfree (The revolution is coming - FUBO)
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To: Biggirl

Somebody tell me why this airhead is so quotable. Other than a cute foreign accent and being once married to a fudgepacker who was a big time loser for a California Senate seat, what sets her apart from any common garden variety moron?


20 posted on 09/28/2010 1:26:54 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Biggirl

Whenever the truth is shown on the right/left dichotomy,

the left loses. That is because their ideology is based on lies and falsehood.


21 posted on 09/28/2010 1:28:55 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a (de)humanist and a Satanist is that the latter knows who he's working for.)
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