Skip to comments.Surprise: Elizabeth Warren Can’t Define What the Phrase “Middle Class” Means
Posted on 01/05/2013 5:37:13 PM PST by Kaslin
President Obama -- along with many of the liberal Democrats in Congress -- originally defined the rich as couples making more than $250,000 a year. They were very specific and emphatic about how this group of taxpayers needs to pay their fair share. Yet, when one of the Senates newest -- and one of the most liberal -- members was asked to define what income groups comprise the middle class, she simply couldnt do it.
Elizabeth Warren Can't Define What Middle Class Is
"Its not a numbers issue. I know you would expect a very wonky answer from me When we strengthen education, when we make it possible for kids to go to college, then we strengthen Americas middle class, and that doesnt mean a dollar figure.
Professor Warrens campaign was in large part based on serving and protecting the interests of the middle class -- and now she cant (or more likely won't) identify who they are? Absolutely stunning. Kudos to the reporter, too, for pressing her to give an answer, even though she wouldnt budge.
In addition, I dont think the interviewer was looking at all for a very wonky answer. She simply wanted a general idea of which income groups the Senator believes constitute the middle class. Perhaps couples making less than $450,000 a year, I wonder? The fact that Warren could not -- or would not -- answer this simple yet straightforward question is telling in and of itself, and cant be described as anything other than a dodge. And while I dont see anything inherently wrong with failing to answer the question per se, its disconcerting that this self-appointed warrior for the American middle class" cant even offer a vague definition of who shes attempting to protect.
Perhaps it should come as no surprise that Ms. Warrens definition of middle class is as tenuous as her claim to Native American ancestry.
To Warren’s way of thinking, there are only two classes. The communist elite and everyone else (the unwashed masses) that they rule over.
Wow, only Innerparty and Proles in Warren’s view?
Another brilliant, intellectual, intensely bright
(Scu&bags one and all)
Communists don’t know what middle class is..they just know how to take other people’s money
She can’t define what truth means, facts, reality, and many other things.
>>To Warrens way of thinking, there are only two classes. The communist elite and everyone else (the unwashed masses) that they rule over.<<
You left out the EEEVIL rich!
Our Republic is broken as moron voters vote someone like this lying, hyocrite, idiot person into a leadership position. If the teepees burn this a$$hat would use bacon grease to try and douse the flames.
It doesn't matter. She's there for 6 years now and she'll be working to tear America down every minute of every day. Remember; she the one that invented the "you didn't build that" attack.
And took credit for the Occupy movement.
Democrats are such lemmings. Vote for ANYONE with a D beside their name. That is why we are in the mess we are in.
This is not unexpected or surprising. I was viewing comments earlier on a story regarding wage comparisons. To my amusement, I kept seeing the typical vague references to a ‘living wage’ and ‘enough to raise a family’. What are those amounts, and who determines the amounts?
I could be quite comfortable at even $1 k per month, as I have no debt and live frugally - and take great comfort and pride in doing so. So, does someone get to arbitrarily determine that in order to have ‘enough to raise a family’, you would need a TV in three rooms of the house, cable, multiple new gadgets yearly, a vehicle with bling that is less than 5 years old, new fashionable clothing??? What is the threshold of this amount? While I could be happy and well taken care of on a minimal amount, that would be a pittance to most who would cringe at the neglect that such a small amount would represent. These talking point phrases are so obscure that the idiots who spout them haven’t even considered what they should represent. All they consider is that someone has more than them (neglecting the obvious fact that that individual’s efforts and hard work created the wage gap), and that is by liberal thought, unfair. In order for someone to have more, than someone had to be stolen from in order to produce it, right?!?!?!?
But I bet she has a killer family recipe for chipped pemmican on fry bread.
Just how freaking sad is it that someone of this ilk get's elected to the United States Senate ?
We live in the age of deception that the Bible warns us.
I do agree, yet my standard for how pathetic the voters are is that dim wit Al Franken! No excuses for that one.
Even dummies like Dick Durbin can fool the morons in cook county, and all the ‘african american’ nominees have that locked down. But Franken?? We scrapped the bottom of the pit on that one.
if we have to define ‘classes’ (which is unAmerican)... it would be easily done with math
poor: bottom 10%
lower middle class: bottom 10-25%
middle class: 25-75%
upper middle class: 75-90%
upper class: 90-99%
rich: top 1%
the actual salary lines would vary year to year as determined by gross income
Seriously? We are talking about Massachusetts here...Kennedy, Kerry, Barny Frank, the big dig...
Liberals also can’t define the words “fair share” and what percentage of income of the rich should be their fair share. Nothing will be a fair share of the rich unless the gov’t takes 100% of their income.
See my tagline
The ‘’rich’’ Obama speaks of is anyone with a job.
Webster-1887 "Middle Class"- In England, people who have an intermediate position between the nobility or leisured class and the working class."
So true of the citizens of socialist MA.
1) Working class: if you work for someone else for a paycheck, then you're working class.
2) Middle class was defined as doctors, lawyers, small business owners, and senior management of large corporations, and those of similar income -- people with some degree of independence.
3) The wealthy were those who could maintain an opulent lifestyle off of the income from their investments.