Now for the second installment of this blog. This one comes from FEELTHEBERN.ORG about the how Sander's will help the Middle Class. But does the Middle Class REALLY want this help??? Will these goals (matched with his others) REALLY help or hurt the Middle Class???? Or is this just another gift to the lower class wrapped in words to make people think it will help the middle class.
I will try a point by point answer as time allows me to. But I will start with this point:
1. In order to rebuild the American middle class and boost the economy, the federal minimum wage should be a living wage.
Ahhh, the trickle up economics theory. Just wrapped in new words. How has that worked for Venezuela, even when the country was awash with Oil money and massive amounts was spent on assisting the lower class, the lower class never moved up to the middle class and the vast majority of middle (and upper) class moved down to the lower class when their companies/bussinesses collapsed because they could not afford to pay the Government required wages.
A Middle class American that owns a business works hard to create a business to move up to the upper class. Jobs are created as a byproduct to make that happen. If the middle class employer can not afford to pay for labor to make the business survive, not only the lower class hurt by not receiving those jobs, but the middle class owner joins the ranks of the lower class. Have you ever been employed by a poor person? Please don't say my Government job is to support the lower class, because the lower class generally pays little to no taxes.
The movie Norma Rae was a great production. I know you felt your heart warm when all those employee shut down work for better pay. The sad thing is J.P. Stevens textile mill is no longer in operation and company had gone bankrupt because they could not afford to pay such wages. Now there are no jobs for anybody (lower or middle class).
2. “Let’s be clear: one of the major reasons that the middle class in America is disappearing, poverty is increasing and the gap between the rich and everyone else is growing wider and wider is due to our disastrous unfettered free trade policy.”
"I want to see the Chinese people do as well, but I do not want to see the collapse of the American middle class take place, and I will fight against that as hard as I can"
“Rebuilding the country’s infrastructure, transforming America’s energy system, rebuilding the nation’s manufacturing sector, and helping small businesses create jobs are the most effective ways to create jobs and expand the ranks of the middle class.”
“at a time when the richest people in this country are becoming richer and the middle class is disappearing, it is beyond shameful to cut food programs and nutrition programs.”
and invest more in social programs that help more Americans get ahead — particularly in the face of a dwindling middle-class — and in turn encourage more equitable, sustainable economic growth for the entire country.
Always proud of American military service members’ contributions to our country, Bernie regularly advocated for this piece of legislation allowing millions of military members and veterans to attend public schools 100 percent tuition-free, aiming to allow millions to enter the middle class