Sure. But neither party is talking about changing tax rates for the "middle class", so I'm not sure how the Dems justify their position.
I thought the Republicans wanted to do away with 1/2 the country not paying Federal Income tax? Or is that not a thing anymore? Because that would raise my tax rate and I'm in the middle 20%...
What programs though? What programs help the middle class? I guess where I'm going with this is that the programs that Dems actually create are aimed at helping people who are economically below the middle class. To the degree that trickle down affects the middle class, the result hurts them, but doesn't help them.
Beats me, I haven't been paying too much attention as of late. Was more referring to stereotypical differences I've noticed over the last several years. Though If you'd like to burn something else I can build another strawman for you, it was kinda fun.
Even if only some function of their boss's money helps their own financial outlook, they're better off if the government doesn't step in, right?
It probably doesn't do me any good to try and point out exceptions here. Largely though, sure, if a market is operating in a healthy manner, it nice if the government minds it's own business.
Do they think that people in the middle class just can't figure it out or something?
Honestly I think both sides are betting on the middle class not realizing or caring what they are up to. Edited, Sep 6th 2012 8:04am by someproteinguy