Date registered: Sep 2004
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The flight of capital is just another example of how America got screwed by "free trade", which chases jobs to the cheapest source - China and India. It is destroying the middle class in America. It is championed mostly by the GOP. Leftists are calling it on the carpet. And you know what - the middle Amerian worker is increasingly embracing that "leftist" position. Why have populist dems won special elections in traditionally conservative GOP districts recently? Denny Hastert's district, Tom Delay's district, hell, going to the Dems. Why?
Its not ideaology. its family, providing a living lifestyle for a family. The middle American worker/family is abdanoning the GOP because the GOP has another
agenda. And they ain't foolin middle America anymore. In a surprising reversal, the Democratic Party is now the party of "family" in America, based on economics, instead of religious bullshit. Wonder why the growing shift in red/blue America? Because the left is offering real-world solutions. McCain offers "tax credits" to alleviate the healthcare crisis. Hell, most of the people without health insurance are too poor to pay taxes. The Left is hammering the "free traders" for the disaster they have created. The Left sees the disaster that is Iraq. The Left sees the disaster of our so-called "energy policy" of simply trying to drill more and more holes.
Will the Dems deliver? Who knows. It will all depend on whether they can get the whole ball of wax come November. But they are at least talking to middle America. The GOP is talking past middle America. Which is why they are about to get the biggest ass kicking they've ever had. Jayhawk talks about "recession" like it is some nice round number that applies to everyone. The real truth is the middle class in this country has been in recession for a long time. The real "growth" in this economy for the last seven years has been going to the rich and the very rich. The middle class has seen it's income, it's savings and its standard of living in decline while it's costs continual go up. There is a revolution coming.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address
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