Skip to comments.The Upper Middle Class Is Ruining America
Posted on 01/31/2015 9:42:01 AM PST by C19fan
I first encountered the upper middle class when I attended a big magnet high school in Manhattan that attracted a decent number of brainy, better-off kids whose parents preferred not to pay private-school tuition. Growing up in an immigrant household, Id felt largely immune to class distinctions. Before high school, some of the kids I knew were somewhat worse off, and others were somewhat better off than most, but we generally all fell into the same lower-middle- or middle-middle-class milieu. So high school was a revelation. Status distinctions that had been entirely obscure to me came into focus. Everything about youthe clothes you wore, the music you listened to, the way you pronounced thingsturned out to be a clear marker of where you were from and whether you were worth knowing.
By the time I made it to a selective college, I found myself entirely surrounded by this upper-middle-class tribe. My fellow students and my professors were overwhelmingly drawn from comfortably affluent families hailing from an almost laughably small number of comfortably affluent neighborhoods, mostly in and around big coastal cities. Though virtually all of these polite, well-groomed people were politically liberal, I sensed that their gut political instincts were all about protecting what they had and scratching out the eyeballs of anyone who dared to suggest taking it away from them. I cant say I liked these people as a group. Yet without really reflecting on it, I felt that it was inevitable that I would live among them, and thats pretty much exactly whats happened.
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I would like to have a virtual dog to take a virtual crap on this publication. On line, that is.
You are falling into and buying the Marxist line of class struggle. Think it over, critically.
I don’t know that this class is ruining America but I do know they’re growing and the middle class is disappearing.
Here in the Houston area $500,000 homes are selling like hot cakes. A friend in the business told me yesterday that when she tells prospects the houses “start at $580,000 the response is “That’s not bad.” Three years ago it was hard to sell a $200,000 house in the same area. I don’t know where they’re getting the money. And I feel like the bubble is getting bigger and bigger.
By the way, good for them. I just wish I could figure out how they’re doing it.
Middle class. Upper middle class. Lower middle class. Those are really vague distinctions. But what has destroyed America is liberalism. And liberals come from all socio-economic levels.
Here in NJ they are doing it at the taxpayers’ expense; the only Americans still buying homes here are teachers, cops, firemen, etc.. Since we lost so many good private sector jobs over the last twenty years or so, people either get on the workfare dole or flee.
I’m thinking its more of the elitist class on both sides of the aisle destroying the bedrock class.
The booshie libs are just taking a lesson from the rich liberals -- who are doing all they can to make sure that the tax structure prevents anyone they don't approve of from entering their ranks.
Not more of the Obama War on the Producers and the Takers want more free stuff. Look around the country what is ruining the country it is not the producers it is the takers. Look at Minnesota the Somalias there who receive food stamps want the program to approve pork free food products at tax payers expense. The Obamabots free phones that is pitted with fraud and abuse. Come now how many poor people are starting businesses and hiring. The marxist socilist crappola is creeping in everywhere
Not for much longer.
Houston has seen more real estate boom/bust cycles than just about anywhere else in the country.
Soon you will be able to get one of those $500,000 houses for $70,000.
So now they’re open about “liquidating the kulaks as a class”...professing amazement and disappointment that people who have actually made it, and achieved their level of the American Dream, would (GASP) *dare* to protect their own interests.
” ; the only Americans still buying homes here are teachers, cops, firemen, etc..”
Yep, and 300 million Americans can’t work for the government, unless Obama gets a third term......
Yep teaching generations that the only measure of success can come with a white collar. Anything less is worthy only of ridicule or derision.
Most of us are only a few generations away from when our ancestors were serfs.
The term “upper middle class” is being used as a synonym for “bourgeois/bourgeoisie”.
And we all know what generally happens to them at the hands of, say, the Bolsheviks when The Glorious Revolution cooks off, right?
Oh well. I have a friend whose brother got a GED. Never went to college. Knocks down $250-400K a year depending on how he does in his field. If someone called him upper middle class of whatever, he’d laugh at them. What matters is that the job gets done - he works right alongside his workers.
If the government assumes control of the economy, we will all be working for the government. I expect medical facilities will be run like Motor Vehicles now that ObamaCare is responsible for so many people...
Obama has hired maybe 250,000 fed workers ( I think that is low, with a good study.
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