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Princess asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 8 months ago

Would you agree that since Reagan's union busting, the GOP has done everything in their power to destroy the middle class in the US?

If you disagree, can you list what you feel are things the GOP has done to increase the middle class?

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  • 8 months ago
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    Agree. The GOP agenda to bring fiscal collapse and force an end to FDR's menu of social safety nets is bearing fruit after decades of effort. Decades ago , no one imagined to what traitorous lengths the GOP was prepared to go to in order to engineer their political agenda. 9/11 was no accident.

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  • David
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    8 months ago

    No, we are the middle class....

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  • 8 months ago

    No, they have not tried to destroy the middle class. But, they mainly support rich people and special interests.

    • Princess
      Lv 5
      8 months agoReport

      So, destroying the middle class is just an accidental bonus?

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  • 8 months ago

    Well, first of all, where did you get the idea that the middle class has been destroyed?

    Secondly, it was the unions that drove manufacturing overseas. The 'rust belt' is the rust belt now because America can't afford to make competitive steel or pretty much anything else. Don't get me started on the auto industry. Have you seen Detroit lately? Because of the unions, they're tearing down deserted neighborhoods and returning it to farm land.

    • Princess
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      8 months agoReport

      let's look at your answer:
      "... where did you get the idea that the middle class has been destroyed?
      Now, let me list a few ways that the middle class has been destroyed".

      hmmmm......

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  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    That goes back to Nixon and his war on blacks and hippies.

    "The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people," former Nixon domestic policy chief John Ehrlichman told Harper's writer Dan Baum

    Ehrlichman's comment is the first time the war on drugs has been plainly characterized as a political assault designed to help Nixon win, and keep, the White House

    Washington (CNN)One of Richard Nixon's top advisers and a key figure in the Watergate scandal said the war on drugs was created as a political tool to fight blacks and hippies, according to a 22-year-old interview recently published in Harper's Magazine.

    "The Nixon campaign in 1968, and the Nixon White House after that, had two enemies: the antiwar left and black people," former Nixon domestic policy chief John Ehrlichman told Harper's writer Dan Baum for the April cover story published Tuesday.

    "You understand what I'm saying? We knew we couldn't make it illegal to be either against the war or black, but by getting the public to associate the hippies with marijuana and blacks with heroin. And then criminalizing both heavily, we could disrupt those communities," Ehrlichman said. "We could arrest their leaders. raid their homes, break up their meetings, and vilify them night after night on the evening news. Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did."

    Ehrlichman's comment is the first time the war on drugs has been plainly characterized as a political assault designed to help Nixon win, and keep, the White House.

    https://edition.cnn.com/2016/03/23/politics/john-e...

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  • 8 months ago

    The GOP didn't do everything to destroy the Middle Class.

    If I am wrong and you are right, prove it.

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    • David
      Lv 7
      8 months agoReport

      Princess, even if the statistics are true you assume that the GOP has been in charge since the 1980's. Which they haven't been..
      AND its is not the Gov responsibility to build any class. Where did you get that idea?

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