Because it is an election year, Republicans are trying to sell the lie that they really care about America’s poor and middle classes. At the same time they are doing everything they can to eliminate the safety net for the poor and force the middle class into poverty. The more they deny class warfare, the more they practice it. Few people are better at explaining this than Robert Reich.
Most Americans are on a downward escalator. Median household pay is dropping, adjusted for inflation. A smaller share of working-age Americans are in jobs than at any time in the last three decades.
Only 113,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy in January, on top of a paltry 75,000 in December.
We need a new WPA to rebuild the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, a higher minimum wage, strong unions, investments in education, and extended unemployment benefits for those who still can’t find a job. When 95% of the economic gains go to the top 1%, the middle class and poor don’t have the purchasing power to keep it going…
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Republicans are working to form a permanent Republican Reich, made up od 1% masters and 99% slaves. Listen to Robert Reich, not the Republican Reich.