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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    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?"

    http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/05/my-secret-shame/476415/
  • Independent
    Ft.myers, FL
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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?"

    theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/0...

    Chet, sure an good point, but at present we have an "party" who is in the hospital at present and has to still recover from their "schoolbus" crash. Thus if the "patient" ever recovers then they should try first to "attack/sue" the ones who caused the crash (the GOP), before they can plan to do something about their hospital bill or Thanksgiving turkey.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    I understand what you are saying but the direction of any action had to be responsible to the people. If the motivation going forward isn't in human rights then the same people that are in power, the management and operators, will continue to run things the way they are now and more elections will be lost. Trump won the election with three words, good paying jobs. If that is not recognized then nothing will change. It seems to me that losing the election is being blamed on any and everything except the real cause which is lower classes hurting. All the problems you have listed can all be resolved to a mindset that puts profit without responsibility as the ultimate rewarding goal.
  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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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?"

    theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/0...

    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.

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    "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,"

    Therein lies the problem, they can't and will probably never be part of their solution. The right wing talk machine had stripped them of logic and reasoning by continually repeating baseless solutions to all problems. But the thinking reasoning Democrats are no help either. People that can and have served in Armys deserved and have a right to be treated as resources. If the same protection and consideration that trees, rivers, swamps and animals receive was extended to the lower classes peace and prosperity would abound. But that doesn't happen because the right wing had taught willing listeners that everybody is accountable for their own livlihood.

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    jaredsxtn Wrote:
    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?"

    theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/0...

    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.

    Yes Jared you see it correctly. Sorry to say all of this is caused by an wrong government structure, as I've told you so many times. In an socialistic structure, you take care first of all that everyone gets educated (that also helps with elections!) by making sure the education is broad and structured and without cost to the user, second you make sure everyone gets health care, for the poor you do create special programs to lift them out of poverty and provide housing, third make sure there are no slums or coal miners "huts" after you close the mines or steel industry. In the Netherlands they closed the mines more than 30 years ago with an smooth transition as well social help and relocation as well new jobs Sorry to say, this country always wants to do it the "island" way so all of these things are done ad hoc or nothing at all; this country is indeed an banana republic , nothing is properly structured, only half ass, especially under Trump.