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The GOP and the "Working Class"

brightontop Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 9:43 PM
When has the Republican party ever been on the side of the "working class"? Sorry you are not able to see the difference between what that means and your father's education and career choices, Carol. My in-laws were "working class" immigrants and had none of those choices, Carol, I'm sorry you and your father feel so resentful of them.
Harold15 Wrote: Dec 12, 2012 5:53 AM
The Republicans have always supported bug business. Big businesses subcontract to smaller businesses. Both, in turn, give people jobs. I'd say the Republican party has always supported the working class. Yes, they support the wealthy as well. When was the last time you got hired by a poor person? The Democrats do not support the working class. What they support is leached and parasites. These days, though, I'm not so sure what the Republicans stand for, if anything. They seem to have lost all principles. The only thing the Democrats stand for is tax, tax, tax, and spend, spend, spend! And what they spend most on are programs that don't work and waste money.
scrow Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 10:46 PM
Which part of what she says indicates resentment on her part? Much less her father, who she says absolutely nothing about his feelings on the matter.

Hint: she takes offense to the term and how it's applied because it's not applied broadly _enough_, which says nothing about the people who it is applied to.

Reading: it's fun!
homernoble Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 10:06 PM
The Republican Party has always been on the side of the "working" class; it involves everyone in society and promotes self reliance and the inherent ability of the individual to improve his economic well being, even in the absence of a college education. The democrats have always promoted the "dependency" class which promotes individual reliance on someone else, most often the government, for their well being and the constant encouragement of the making of excuses and the assignment of blame on "someone" else for their lack of success and/or ambition. Your reference to resentment is silly.
MudontheTires Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 10:05 PM
"When has the Republican party ever been on the side of the "working class"?"

Ask the people in Michigan who will no longer be having money STOLEN from their checks to finance the lavish lifestyles of union bosses.

Stupid prog.

I've always taken exception to the term "working class" used to denote blue collar workers; my dad was a doctor and he was often at the hospital treating patients for 12 1/2 hours per day.  What about that isn't working?

Even so, Matt Lewis (once of Townhall) has an important piece in The Week, discussing the increasing demoralization of the working class (in the traditional sense of the term). It's a topic well worth the GOP's attention, not because "creative destruction" (and the failed lives and towns, etc. that accompany it) isn't an inevitable part of capitalism -- but because...