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The Crisis of the Middle Class and American Power

cdracka Wrote: Jan 09, 2013 8:55 AM
Growing up in a small town in the 50's I remember well the family structure. In discussing this with friends, we determined that TAXES have been the reason that it takes a 2 income household.

Last week I wrote about the crisis of unemployment in Europe. I received a great deal of feedback, with Europeans agreeing that this is the core problem and Americans arguing that the United States has the same problem, asserting that U.S. unemployment is twice as high as the government's official unemployment rate. My counterargument is that unemployment in the United States is not a problem in the same sense that it is in Europe because it does not pose a geopolitical threat. The United States does not face political disintegration from unemployment, whatever the number is. Europe might.

At the same time, I would agree...