Divide by Generation and Conquer

“(T)hirty years ago… voters realized that while they had done very well from (the previous generation investing in public middle class institutions), they could do even better by walking away from their obligations and spending what they had inherited on themselves.”

Michael O’Hare, Berkeley Professor of Public Policy, calls out working and middle class voters’ culpability in the post-1980 stepwise demise of the American middle class. The American middle class was divided by generation, and conquered. And now we’re left with the stark raving mad Republican lunatic savages on one hand, and The Catfood Commission (as if it weren’t enough to revise the inflation price index to reduce people’s social security income) on the other.

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