Middle Class: Defined by Values, Not MoneyJune 5, 2012 @ 11:59 am
In this election, both political parties claim to champion the cause of the "middle class", but they define the term very differently. Democrats categorize people based on the money they bring home, so they believe that poor people will automatically become middle class if they're given more cash.
Republicans, on the other hand, emphasize middle class values, including traditional notions of faith, family, hard work, and personal accountability. These values fostered the middle class prosperity that made America the envy of the world. But Democrats claim to promote fairness by attacking crucial middle class values - proposing to take more money from people who earned it and to give it to people who didn't.
The real "war on the middle class" is actually an assault on those values that offer the nation our only reliable road to recovery.
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