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Chet Ruminski Wrote: I think this article in the Atlantic points out what the focus of the Democratic Party should be moving forward.
"The Fed asked respondents how they would pay for a $400 emergency. The answer: 47 percent of respondents said that either they would cover the expense by borrowing or selling something, or they would not be able to come up with the $400 at all. Four hundred dollars! Who knew?"
I read this article earlier this year. It's an interesting read, but I have a hard time coming to the same conclusion as you considering the Democratic Party has been focusing on this for years.
The Republican Party has done a terrific job thwarting any and everything the Obama Administration has tried to do to help the poor and lower middle-class. They fight against raising the minimum wage to reflect modern day America. They fight against offering overtime pay to anyone. They fight against investing in programs that will retrain out of work coal miners. And they fight against investing in anything that will actually help the lower classes.
And then, out of sheer irony, they someone get to reap the rewards of their obstructionism because the poor and lower classes give up and want to blame someone so they blame the Democrats for not making their lives better.
Part of me wants to believe that the poor and lower middle-class will have an awakening after they realize that Trump and the Republican Party used them, but I am not at all optimistic that they will. Trump and Republicans will continue to use ultra nationalistic language that divides us between race. That way they can continue to blame everyone other than themselves.