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Economic anxiety in middle class swing voters

This is from a transcript. Scroll down about halfway. This piece follows the one with Bill Schneider.

From coast to coast, middle class anxiety is rising. Jobs are at risk, outsourcing on the rise, healthcare costs out of control.

Now, you would think both parties are listening; the middle class is the ultimate block of swing voters.

The Republican and Democrat parties are just so interested in just condemning each other and just forgetting about the people.


http://www.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0408/24/lt.03.html

It looks like there is concern over prices, like gas and health insurance. are rising, while income is not.

Angeline
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I'm one of those "middle class"

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and I endorse this ad:

"It looks like there is concern over prices, like gas and health insurance. are rising, while income is not."

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So let's raise taxes ...

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... and put the trial lawyers candidate in the #2 position. That will really help. NOT!

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Hi, Angeline.

I disagree that neither party is speaking to that issue -- this is what Edwards' "Two Americas" theme and Kerry's "middle class squeeze" are all about. Meanwhile, GWB jokes about the "have-mores" being "my base." I wonder how many Bush supporters here are "have mores" -- but they support him anyway!

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That joke ...

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... was to a charity fundraiser in NYC (presumably more limosine liberals than any of his actual base) in 2000. It wasn't to a Bush campaign fundraiser, and it wasn't in response to the current squeeze. Privatizing social security and offering workers more options for healthcare (medical savings accounts, etc.) are steps in the right direction. Proclaiming that you will provide healthcare for all in your first hours in office while only taxing the rich is not only mathematically impossible, but Kerry has NO clue what is the middle class and how it is class warfare that squeezes it.

You should ask yourself sometimes why it is that so many conservatives are NOT the have mores. It's not because they are stupid as you so sanctimoniously imply Sad

Evie Happy

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Hi Angeline,

How often were those issues mentioned during the DNC Convention? How often was Kerry's 4 months in Vietnam mentioned?

Had Kerry addressed this issue back when they first brought it up, and/or not chosen to run solely on his Vietnam service as qualification for today, this wouldn't be the issue.

Evie Happy

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