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Who Killed the Middle Class?

goatlockerloungelizard Wrote: Feb 20, 2013 1:29 PM
Only a fool deems it better to allow corrupt politicians and their cronies the power to decide where, when, and from whom a free citizenry can purchase legal goods and services. Liberty doesn't create utopia. It's just better than any other way to live.
"It is our generation's task, then, to reignite the true engine of America's economic growth -- a rising, thriving middle class."

So said Barack Obama in his State of the Union.

And for one of his ideas to reignite that engine, Republicans applauded.

"And tonight, I am announcing that we will launch talks on a comprehensive Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership with the European Union -- because trade that is free and fair across the Atlantic supports millions of good-paying American jobs."

One wonders if any of those in the hall who rose robotically at the phrase "free and fair" were...