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659 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 18 years ago by KikiPeepers

Is America slowly losing its middle class?

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18 yrs ago - Wednesday 9/8/04 - 10:20:33 PM EST (GMT-5)
we're slowly losing everything of true humble value.
18 yrs ago - Thursday 9/9/04 - 4:18:04 AM EST (GMT-5)
i can see the argument but i'm too far away to make an educated comment, I don't see much of the middle class drinking outside the US army bases around here but I know its not a good cross section of society.
18 yrs ago - Thursday 9/9/04 - 4:25:30 AM EST (GMT-5)
Absolutely - Things like Outsourcing have caused many manufacturing jobs to go oversees. This has caused many job losses. So, those who own the business' are getting richer, while those who used to work at these companies are unemployed or had to take much lower pay jobs to survive. Yes we are losing the middle class - fast.
18 yrs ago - Thursday 9/9/04 - 4:41:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
As long as the right wing governments keep getting voted in, the class divide is going to increase.
18 yrs ago - Thursday 9/9/04 - 11:48:16 AM EST (GMT-5)
^^^ stupid comment.
18 yrs ago - Monday 9/20/04 - 11:02:29 AM EST (GMT-5)
We're not losing the middle class, but I think the standards are different now from what they were. Sometimes it's like middle class doesn't cut it anymore. Then again, it's not like we ever mattered to the higher power.
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 10/11/04 - 2:43:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
I thought I heard it was increasing.
But I don't have an indepth knowledge of politics, so don't hold me to that.
17 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Monday 10/11/04 - 2:45:14 PM EST (GMT-5)
The middle class is a pretty short-lived creation anyway. It basically sprung up from WWII vets coming home and taking advantage of financial aid the government justifiably extended to them.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 3/31/05 - 12:26:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
Slightly, I suppose.
17 yrs ago, 5 mos ago - Thursday 3/31/05 - 1:08:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
The middle class isn't dwindling away. People's standards have increased so much, that you feel like your in the lower class because you can't afford a 300k house with a cell phone, cable, computer, high speed internet, 2 cars, 4 TV's, big screen HDTV, and 3 nights out in the town. If we lived like people did in the 70's, the current middle class could possibly be high class.
14 yrs ago, 9 mos ago - Monday 12/17/07 - 11:25:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
This makes it sound like the opposite...

Chasm widens between rich and poor in U.S.

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