Tag Archives: middle class

  Smells Like Liz Warren

Feisty Liberal Obama Plans To Tax The Hell Out Of Rich People, For America

Chock fulla wet beans.
Now that Obama is a good president again because gas prices are low, he appears to be feeling his oats. And when Obama feels his oats, you know what happens: COMMON-SENSE PROPOSALS! For tax reforms that strengthen the middle class and ask wealthy Americans to pay their fair share! HOT DAMN AND DIGGIDY! Read more on Feisty Liberal Obama Plans To Tax The Hell Out Of Rich People, For America…
  The Democratic Wing Of The Democratic Party Is Back

Democrats Trying To Tax Wall Street, Sounding Suspiciously Like Actual Democrats

But why would they work if they can't buy that second Maybach for weekends?
Looks like it’s time for another of those post-election reinvention crazes that political parties are so big on. A bunch of top Democrats, perhaps noticing the rave reviews that Elizabeth Warren has been getting from The Base — that’s why they made her Queen of the Democrats — are mulling over the possibility of rebranding the party with a more overt We Luv Middle Class And Wall Street Sux message. Tell us more, WaPo’s Lori Montgomery and Paul Kane: Read more on Democrats Trying To Tax Wall Street, Sounding Suspiciously Like Actual Democrats…
  luntz it up

Rick Santorum Does Not Care For Your ‘Marxism Talk’ About ‘The Middle Class,’ Which Does Not Exist

Why is Rick Santorum still talking, and more importantly, why is anyone still interested in hearing him talk, given that he holds no office and everyone wishes he’d go away? Your Wonkette does not have the answer to these questions, but we DO have a video of him referring to any discussion of the middle class as “Marxism talk” at a speech he made in Iowa for some reason. This presumably only refers to Obama’s use of the term “middle class,” seeing as Santorum’s old presidential campaign website contains a page titled “Santorum hopes to rebuild middle class.” But anyway, yes, “middle class” is “Marxism talk,” let us learn about why! Read more on Rick Santorum Does Not Care For Your ‘Marxism Talk’ About ‘The Middle Class,’ Which Does Not Exist…
  communists under the bed

Commies at ‘Business Insider’ Just Cold Destroying Capitalism Now

How wonderful, the last time we checked in with Business Insider they were running articles on how you are not a winner if you want to see your wife and kids every so often, but now they are run by a bona fide Commie! Yes! A Commie! The Commie, one Henry Blodget, is complaining about late capitalism and all of its foundational premises: specifically, that businesses have a legal obligation to maximize shareholder value at the expense of, oh, worker quality of life, community well being, and basically the entire economy: One of the big reasons the U.S. economy is so lousy is that big American companies are hoarding cash and “maximizing profits” instead of investing in their people and future projects. This behavior is contributing to record income inequality in the country and starving the primary engine of U.S. economic growth — the vast American middle class — of purchasing power. Ha ha ha, we no longer have a middle class, so the joke is on you! Read more on Commies at ‘Business Insider’ Just Cold Destroying Capitalism Now…
  brains not found

Why Won’t Obama Talk More Words About Slashing Social Security And Medicare?

Pareene: For some reason, the president has not yet used the loaded term “entitlements,” while proposing that Medicare and Social Security be “reformed,” which is to say made less generous. It’s just very odd that in his speeches about making the middle class more prosperous, the president has not once suggested trying maybe slashing two of the most successful middle class welfare programs in the country’s history. Say this for the Washington Post editorial board: Search the text of any given week of editorials for the word “entitlements,” and you will definitely always find it. Read more on Why Won’t Obama Talk More Words About Slashing Social Security And Medicare?…
  location location location

Marco Rubio Can’t Wait To Get Out Of Middle Class Hell-Hole

Marco Rubio talked last night, we are told (we couldn’t hear him over the yowling noises coming from his Sad Hairs), about some stuff. Like the middle class, and how he is middle class, and how he loves living among the middle class and you won’t find him leaving his beloved middle class neighborhood to hang out with the Limousine Ayerses in Hyde Park (probably). So let’s look at the $675,000 real estate listing for the middle class home Rubio is trying to sell, so he can decamp with his family to tony DC! Read more on Marco Rubio Can’t Wait To Get Out Of Middle Class Hell-Hole…
  playing by the old mccain rules

Mitt Romney Might Be a Little Out of Touch

Mitt Romney is just like you and me, except that he grew up pretty wealthy and went to prep school and Ivy League universities and thus had no problem getting access to the kind of people who could help him earn more money than you or I could ever conceive of earning in a hundred lifetimes. He’s rich! And that makes him better than you. Except when it comes to judging what normal people make. He’s not so great at that. Read more on Mitt Romney Might Be a Little Out of Touch…
  slumming

Hundred Millionaire Mitt Romney Tells Crowd He, Too, Is Middle Class

Moneybags Mitt Romney, a man who has by one estimate about as many dollars as there are adult humans in the United States, is trying desperately to woo his way into ordinary conservative voters’ reluctant panties with outlandish claims that he is somehow “one of them” instead of just the guy who “owns them,” but he fails at this because his pick-up lines are just awkward. Mittens told a group of town hall attendees that he is part of the “80 to 90 percent of us” who belong to the middle class, which is demonstrably neither the portion of people who are middle class in the United States nor the part of it that Mitt Romney belongs to. Mitt, he’s so smooth! Read more on Hundred Millionaire Mitt Romney Tells Crowd He, Too, Is Middle Class…
  just a 'rough patch' that won't ever end

Study: Americans Poor Now Because They Don’t Have Any Money

A startling new study proves that America’s Middle Class has been utterly, completely wiped out — these are the people all politicians are always talking to, in theory. What happened? Apparently, wages have been declining for thirty or forty years and pensions have vanished and the one asset 90% of middle class people owned is no longer worth anything. (That asset is “their house,” and many have also lost the actual house, in addition to its supposed value before the crash.) Read more on Study: Americans Poor Now Because They Don’t Have Any Money…
  you didn't need that stuff anyway

As American Middle Class Vanishes, Advertisers Focus Only On Richest 10%

Here’s something with a plus and a minus: Most Americans will soon be free of endless advertising and marketing campaigns, because the advertising industry has decided the only money to be made is in marketing things to the last people with money, the richest 10%. Read more on As American Middle Class Vanishes, Advertisers Focus Only On Richest 10%…
  raisons d'etre

Hey Hey! Democrats Now Actually Going To Try To Pass Stuff!

In the past week or two, we have brought you some exciting, fun stories about how Democrats were probably going to cave on the Bush tax cuts and probably going to cave on repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” But somehow it has finally started to get through to Democrats that, despite what the Republicans do, passing laws is the point of their job, so they’re going to give it their all in these final weeks of the year to try to actually pass these things the way they want them passed. And who is the senator with backbone leading the charge on one of these important pieces of legislation? Joe Lieberman. WHAT IS HAPPENING? THIS DOESN’T SOUND LIKE OUR CONGRESS. Read more on Hey Hey! Democrats Now Actually Going To Try To Pass Stuff!…
  stuff is hard

White House Undecided On Whether To Let Republicans Walk All Over Them

Democrats in Congress were too afraid even to try to pass an extension of the Bush tax cuts for the middle class before the election, because Republicans saying anything at all about Democrats and taxes is very scary! Of course, Republicans still used this anyway, because they have no problem turning anything and everything into “Those guys have raised and will in the future raise your taxes.” But what about the White House? This whole tax cut thing will set the course for their next two years of working with Congress. Well, David Axelrod sat down for a long interview with the Huffington Post last night for no apparent reason, and he said they would probably give in to the Republicans on this. The White House tried to take back Axelrod’s statement this morning, but that’s like swishing an open flesh wound in the water next to an alligator and then kindly asking him to forget about it. Read more on White House Undecided On Whether To Let Republicans Walk All Over Them…
 

If you feel like you’re broke, even though you’re part of a two-income family, it’s probably because you have a lot less money to go around than a one-income family would’ve had 30 years ago. [MSNBC] Read more on …