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Obama campaign senior adviser Robert Gibbs • Speaking about the president’s upcoming speech, where he’s expected to push for an extension of the Bush-era tax cuts on those making less than $250,000 — but no extension of the tax cuts on levels above that. (via shortformblog)
In my most humble of opinions, this rhetoric about saving the middle class that is being spewed by the Democrats is some of the most problematic dialogue taking place in American politics right now. I cannot stand how liberals talk shit about “trickle-down economics” while at the same time not recognizing how focusing on boosting the middle class is essentially trickle-down economics. “If we help the middle class, then we will in turn be helping poorer Americans get back into the middle class.” This technique has proved to be futile on multiple occasions.
When reading the quote, I was hoping you’d point that out.
Whenever I read/see/hear a politican talking about the middle class, especially in relation to economics, then I know he/she’s just appealing to a voter base and has no intention of actually improving the economic situation.
Either that, or they actually believe that helping the middle class out should be our primary economic goal, which may actually be a lot more terrifying.