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Who Killed the Middle Class?

Pete1215 Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 8:02 AM
The middle class was killed by Deng Xiaoping. But the good news is we can now use tax money (money forcably extracted from our wallets) to send our military to Australia to confront the Chinese.
"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...