Goodbye, middle class
- It wasn't that long ago that Republicans talked about shrinking government down to where it could be drowned in the bathtub.That's exactly what's happening now to the middle class. It's being shrunk by the low-wage global labor pool. If we keep going this way, the influence of the middle class as a voting bloc will, eventually, be drowned in the gold-plated bathtub of the country's monied interests.
25 years ago I typeset a keynote speech for American Express saying similar things ... America will have an upper class, then nothing and then more nothing and then a very poor working class ... all thanks to the republicans.