The Betrayal of America’s Middle Class Was a Choice, Not an Accident

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Wednesday, 03 October 2012 By Amy B Dean, Truthout | Op-Ed

An Interview With Authors Donald Barlett and James Steele. 

(Photo: Mike Hiatt / Flickr)The outsourcing of good jobs, the elimination of pensions, rampant home foreclosures; skyrocketing higher education costs and mounting debt: Given these stark realities, the American middle class seems to be sinking fast. The renowned reporting team of Donald Barlett and [...]

Elizabeth Warren, Class Warrior of the week!!

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Wow, she is running for congress. It would be great to have someone in there who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. Lets all rally behind Elizabeth Warren! She understands the problems, the causes, and what we need to do going forward!

Elizabeth Warren to middle class: ‘The system is rigged’

Published September 05, 2012 | Fox News

Elizabeth Warren, trying to win a Senate seat in [...]

Romney and Ryan’s Economic Plan

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How Romney Keeps Lying Through His Big White Teeth By Robert Reich

Tuesday August 28, 2012

“We’re not going to let our campaign be dictated by fact-checkers,” says Neil Newhouse, a Romney pollster.

Presumably the Romney campaign continues its false claims because they’re effective. But this raises a more basic question: How can they remain effective when they’ve been so overwhelmingly discredited by the media?

The answer is the [...]

The Importance of A Federal Minimum Wage

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– By Jeff Brittain

A Federal minimum wage was first set in 1938 by The Fair Labor and Standards Act.  The minimum wage is meant to be a tool for combating poverty and preventing unfair wages, however, some scholars and economists doubt its effectiveness and some even argue it has more negative effects than positive. Despite this, most scholars have accepted the minimum wage as part of our [...]

Joseph E. Stiglitz | The Price of Inequality

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By Joseph E Stiglitz, Project Syndicate | News Analysis

In Joseph E. Stiglitz’s new book, ”The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future,” the Nobel Prize-winning economist argues that there is a price to be paid for economic inequality. 

New York – America likes to think of itself as a land of opportunity, and others view it in much the same light. But, while [...]

CLASS WARRIOR OF THE WEEK: Robert B. Reich

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REICH has spent years fighting for the middle class. He as written many books, educates students about the issues, and produces a highly informative blog, RobertReich.org

Don’t forget to check out his new book!!

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Suicide of a Superpower

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By Patrick J. Buchanan || Will democracy survive the debt and dependence it fosters?

October 3, 2011″ American Conservative” –  This generation of Americans has been witness to one of the most stunning declines of a great power in the history of the world.

In 2000, the United States ran a surplus. In 2009, it ran a deficit of $1.4 trillion—10 [...]

The American Jobs Depression, and How To Get Out of It

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By Robert Reich ||

The Reverend Al Sharpton and various labor unions have announced a March for Jobs. But I’m afraid we’ll need more than marches to get jobs back.

Since the start of the Great Recession at the end of 2007, America’s potential labor force – that is, working-age people who want jobs – has grown by over 7 million. But since then, the number [...]

Announcement!! KTMCA to cover Occupy Wall Street Protests!!!!

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Keep The Middle Class Alive! is striving to be one of the few media sources to cover in detail the Occupy Wall Street Protests. We are raising money to go to New York to film and interview protestors participating in this historic moment. Any little bit will help, our goal is to raise around 1000 dollars in order to pay for plane ticket and lodging. We thank you for your [...]

Why This Is Exactly The Time To Rebuild America’s Infrastructure

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By Robert Reich |     

Seems like only yesterday conservative nabobs of negativity predicted America’s ballooning budget deficit would generate soaring inflation and crippling costs of additional federal borrowing.

Remember Standard & Poor’s downgrade of the United States? Recall the intense worry about investors’ confidence in government bonds — America’s IOUs?

Hmmm.

Last week ten-year yields on U.S. Treasuries closed at 1.83 percent.

In other words, they were wrong.

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