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Destroying middle class

| Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 9:00 p.m.

Destroying middle class

Into the sixth year of ideological rather than economic policy, America finds its middle class decimated by its self-anointed champions: Barack Obama and the Democratic Party.

Taxation, regulation and legislation have killed jobs and income. The labor participation rate is at a 35-year low.

With food stamps, disability and welfare at record highs, Obama and his party demand amnesty for 12 million illegal aliens — further depressing wages and job opportunities for the unemployed.

As the EPA shuts down coal plants and kills thousands of high-paying jobs by fiat, the “crony capitalist in chief” forces the middle class to subsidize his “Big Green” campaign donors' billion-dollar pursuit of green “unicorns” amid solar-powered windmill farms at the expense of the U.S. economy. The rest of us get $4-a-gallon gas and skyrocketing energy bills.

Exploding heath-care costs and premiums, along with the requisite tax increases courtesy of ObamaCare, further erode middle-class budgets and standards of living while “quantitative easing” monetary and zero-interest-rate policies decimate savings and inflate all household goods.

As surely as liberalism births failure, liberalism seeks a scapegoat. In Orwellian fashion, the impotent GOP is the designee.

If the devil's greatest trick is convincing the world he does not exist, the political equivalent is Democrats' propagandist sleight of hand, anointing themselves protectors of the middle class — while methodically dismantling and destroying it.

Steven Donnelly


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