I have noted before that the widely-held belief that the Left and the Right in America have the same goals is incorrect. They also define the “Middle Class” differently, which allows each to “fight for” the “Middle Class,” yet support opposing programs.
The goal of the Left in America, as it is globally, is totalitarian government. Always has been & always will be. When they talk about “fairness” and “social justice,” these are just 21st-Century Newspeak for communism. Only THEY get to define “fair,” and “social justice” is just financing their voters with your money; it never actually helps the poor. In fact, the income gap about which we are again hearing so much, always increases under administrations of the Left. Always.
To the Left the Middle Class are industrial workers in a factory or leaning on a shovel. The folks making the decisions and running the systems are their enemy. To the Right the folks running the place and making the decisions (and creating the jobs) are the Middle Class, and their economic programs (unlike those of the Left) create jobs for the industrial workers.
The goals of these two groups, Left and Right, could not be more opposed. To understand them, look at history.
What is the first thing done by a communist dictator? He destroys the Middle Class, those prospering on their own. Mao killed every professional worker on the way to his Socialist Paradise murdering of 80,000,000 fellow Chinese. Pol Pot killed everyone who wore eyeglasses, a sure sign of intelligence and Middle Class economics. Stalin killed between 4-8M Kulaks who, though peasants, were farming successfully, were against his land redistribution.
What is Obama doing? Destroying the Middle Class. He steals earned money via taxes (and, soon, inflation) to give it to the lower classes.
Why does he do this? Easy…
Those with little, and dependent on Big Government for what little they have, are easy pickings for a class warfare campaign – the kinds all Democrats love to wage. They prefer bread over freedom and liberty; they’ve had the latter and it didn’t get them fed because, for the most part, they were too lazy or too un-educated to prosper in the current world. But they DO vote Left.
Those with some, the Middle Class, are more excited by keeping what they have and having the opportunity to make more, than by taking from others. They demand the fruits of their labor and the freedom and liberty to spend it and make more, and to make the world a better place for their kids. And they vote Right.
So – if you were a Big-Gov person and very much dependent on the lower classes for election, why would you even want a Middle Class around? And if you can drive them into poverty, or make them afraid of risking their job to start a new business, to make them more docile than normal, why would you not do that?
For this is what the Left is doing. They are destroying jobs. They are impoverishing millions of new entrants to the job market, and driving record numbers of workers OUT of the job market.
But — The jobs destroyed are ensuring their re-election by growing the cohort their policies ALWAYS make poor.
The entire idea that the Left wants prosperity is both unsupported by history… and absurd.
Those voting Left who actually want to raise their living standards, or those of their children, are not paying attention. And are lowering living standards with each vote.