Letter: Present politics makes the middle class the big loser
To the Editor:
Commentary in a recent My View titled “The GOP has set the table for class warfare and a Democratic feast” would suggest that from the national level on down the liberal narrative will continue to be; assert just about the opposite of what is actually transpiring.
When liberals claim that raising the debt limit, as well as Obamacare (which few seem to recall had to be backdoored because the extremely liberal State of Massachusetts elected the first Republican senator in half a century in order to defeat it) are both in the best interests of the middle class, make no mistake about it, they aren’t.
It’s embarrassing that liberals are attempting to manipulate the middle class into believing that they now have our backs in order to obscure the fact that on the Democrats’ watch, government waste and debt, and poverty, are at an all time high. The rich have gotten richer, the poor have gotten poorer, and middle class have been set back a couple of decades.
Who in their right mind would actually believe that by further feeding the two primary drags on the middle class and the economy (the national debt and Obamacare) that the middle class and economy will prosper? That is almost as ignorant as passing a piece of legislation so you can then figure out what is in it.
Members of the middle class who actually believe that either party have their best interests at heart need only consider how today’s debt ceiling crisis parallels the 2008 financial crisis. Will the middle class get bailed out? Hardly, politicians use the middle class to bail out their incompetence and the rich.
I’ve been an advocate for a viable third party of the people and for the people for a long time, as a matter of fact prior to the 2012 presidential election I hadn’t voted for a Republican or Democratic candidate in well over a decade. I was not only proud of that; history would suggest that a small percentage of us may have had it right.
So next time either party, or the media, belittle or chastise “any” division of politicians that appear to be tossing a wrench in the mangled gears of the current authority, such as opposing raising the debt limit, consider that just maybe that division is aware that every time the debt ceiling increases, the quality of life for the middle class decreases.
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