Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Why The War On The Poor?
We have been engaged in a war on the poor for decades. Most of our politicians direct their political rhetoric towards improving the living standards of the middle class for a good reason: They turn out to vote. I must admit that I have devoted a lot of effort towards understanding the dynamics that are hollowing out the middle class. The poor are largely invisible to most of us but they have suffered more than any other group during the last 40 years. In fact, much of the anger that we find in the GOP is directed against government efforts to mitigate some of the effects of poverty. That may be why Obamacare, and the President who created it, is so vigorously hated by the GOP base. It is part of war against the poor that has been going on for a long time and has been accelerated in recent years. The post that follows provides some details about the GOP base and its anger that is directed towards a government which has turned the poor into dependents in order to get their votes.