Sunday, May 13, 2012

What's Below The Middle Class?


“Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future.”

-Ayn Rand

“The enemy of society is middle class and the enemy of life is middle age.”

-Orson Welles

“The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.”

-Aristotle

"I'm a warrior for the middle class."
-Barack Obama

-Mitt Romney

Okay let's stop here for a minute. It appears as if everyone is talking about the middle class as if it were the struggling class. What about the class below the middle class? What do we call it? The Low class? The no-class? The slaves? The serfs? The welfare trailer trash? The untouchables? It doesn't seem as if anyone is giving them a voice. Everyone cares about the middle class, but no one speaks of those who live in abject poverty. I hope cutting capital gains tax on the poor will really help them get out of their cardboard box, Mr. Romney.

Or perhaps the term "middle class" is a euphemism for "peasantry", basically anyone who has to "work" for a living, and who can't just sit back and live off interest income as well-heeled nobility can. So if anyone in the media or in the political arena is reading this rag of a blog, please stop using the word "middle class". The "low class" needs just as much help as the "middle class", if not more.

Or perhaps the poor don't exist. Just ignore them and they will just go away, they are but a figment of your imagination. Besides, if they had a goddamn job, they wouldn't be poor, right? Anyone can get rich at $7.25 per hour, right? Right?? Shove them under the rug, only the "middle" class and the rich exist. But ask yourself: if there are a middle and a high class, what the heck is below it all? The middle of what are we talking about?

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