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Jim Hightower: What's Killing America's Middle Class?

The American economy in 2018 is plutocracy in action. It is said that the rich and poor will always be among us—but nowhere is it written that the middle class is a sure thing. Even in this country of grand egalitarian aspirations, where...Show More Summary

My favorite photo from Phil Murphy signing the equal pay exec order (below)

We don’t have to wait to make our economy stronger and fairer, to attack income inequality, and to protect and grow our middle class. That’s why, later today, in one of my first official acts, I will sign an executive...Read more

Senate Leadership Fund Starts Ad Campaign Hitting Heitkamp Over Vote Against Tax Reform

Senator Heidi Heitkamp (Jesse Trelstad/Grand Forks Herald) “Heidi Heitkamp made a huge mistake siding with Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi to obstruct middle class tax cuts,” Steven Law, head of a Super PAC called the Senate Leadership Fund, said in a recent press release. Show More Summary

Is the Trump tax cut good or bad for the middle class?

“It’s a debt-inducing, make-rich-people-richer tax bill that in the long run is not going to be helpful to the vast majority of people in my state that are sitting around the kitchen table trying to figure out how [to] come out even at the end of the month.” — Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), quoted in […]

Nancy Pelosi’s No Good, Racist, Elitist, Nearly Incoherent Press Conference

Slams white men, corporations, and middle class workers... tsk tsk The post Nancy Pelosi’s No Good, Racist, Elitist, Nearly Incoherent Press Conference appeared first on RedState.

White teacher reprimanded black 13-year-old student by saying he might get "lynched"

6 days agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

Last month, Renee Thole, a white middle school teacher in Mason, Ohio, told 13-year-old black student Nathan Agee-Bell, in front of the entire class, that if he didn't pay more attention to his work, his friends would form a mob and lynch him. Show More Summary

Democrat Struggles to Criticize Tax Reform Law Results

Democratic politicians referred to the Republican tax reform law as a potential apocalypse and one that socks the middle class and working Americans. However, the results of the law conflict with those statements, where up to one hundred companies announced one-time employee bonuses, increases in their minimum wage, hiring efforts, and increases in matching 401(k) […]

Soaring trash bills are an example of how difficult L.A. has become for the middle class

To the editor: I work as a property manager for homeowner associations and have seen how the city’s new trash franchise system is hurting our communities. (“L.A.’s new recycling program has more than 28,000 complaints for missed trash pickup,” Jan. 7) This week, I received the monthly bill for...

Ohio teacher admits telling black teen classmates would ‘lynch’ him if he didn’t get back on task

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

A black Ohio teen said his white social studies teacher told him other students would lynch him if he didn’t get back to work. Tanisha Agee-Bell admiys her 13-year-old son Nathan was talking in class when the Mason Middle School teacher made the remark, reported the Cincinnati Enquirer....

Since Haiti earthquake, rent has been too high for middle class

6 days agoNews : USAToday: News

Observers say most of those who benefited from the real estate boom were members of Haiti’s upper class.        

Confidence Men Trailer: Dirty Money!

A lot of poor and middle class people are losing money to corporations – and it’s completely legal! Alex Gibney takes on corruption in Ameica in Netflix’s new docuseries, Dirty Money, premiering on January 26th. Dirty Money is a thrilling...Show More Summary

If only every January thriller were as smart-dumb as Liam Neeson's The Commuter

“On behalf of the American middle class, fuck you,” growls Michael MacCauley (Liam Neeson, obviously) not more than a third of the way into The Commuter, tipping the dizzying whodunit’s hand. Yes, it’s basically Non-Stop (also starring Neeson, also directed by the Spanish-born genre whiz Jaume Collet-Serra) on a… Read more...

How Bitcoin and Amazon Are Ravaging the Middle Class

The tax bill, as regressive as it is, isn’t new, but simply the logical outcome of our current economic system. As 2017 drew to an end, it was perhaps fitting that Congress chose to close out the year with the passage of a tax bill that does more to redistribute wealth to the already wealthy than any other piece of legislation since the Gilded Age. Show More Summary

How To Tell If You're 'Middle Class' In Australia

Politicians are fond of pitching to the “average Australian” but judging by the income of Australians, whether you are middle class depends on where you live. And where we live tells a rich story of who we are as a nation – socially, culturally and economically. More »      

The death of Peter Sutherland robs us of a key bridge builder between the UK the EU and Ireland

Peter Sutherland who has died aged 71, was an Irishman who was a bigger international figure  than any Briton of his time. A scion of the Dublin middle class and a modernist Fine Gaeler in the “just society” mould, he became Garret FitzGerald’s Attorney General at the age of only  35, just after he had more...

Trump celebrates his (very expensive) tax cuts for himself and his rich golfing buddies

Trump celebrates his (very expensive) tax cuts for himself and his rich golfing buddies Remember how Trump sold the Republicans’ $1.5 trillion-deficit-creating tax cut plan as a boon for the middle class that was going to create jobs and raise wages?  That was in September, when he told congressional lawmakers at the White House that […]

No Middle East: Tiger Starts 2018 In SoCal

Good to see Tiger passing on a long, albeit First Class plane flight to the Middle East

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