Now that conservatives have decided to look like they care about the poor, a new punching bag is needed. The ultra-rich are off-limits as are the middle class so maybe they’re going for niche demonizing.
So allow me to unburden myself. I’ve had a lot of time to observe and think about the upper middle class, and though many of the upper-middle-class individuals I’ve come to know are good, decent people, I’ve come to the conclusion that upper-middle-class Americans threaten to destroy everything that is best in our country. And I want them to stop.
Well, part of my objection is that upper-middle-income voters only oppose tax hikes on themselves. They are generally fine with raising taxes on people richer than themselves, including taxes on the investments that rich people make in new products, services, and businesses. I find that both annoyingly self-serving and destructive. The bigger reason, however, is that upper-middle-class people don’t just use their political muscle to keep their taxes low. They also use it to make life more expensive for everyone else.
Remember when conservatives use to greet such words with cries of “CLASS WARFARE!!!”?
It also seems that the upper middle class are almost exclusively selfish liberals in the metropolitan areas of San Francisco, New York, and D.C. since the only named politicians that cater to them are Pelosi, Van Hollen, Schumer, and, of course, Obama. I guess in this version of America, there are no suburban enclaves of the upper middle class that vote Republican. It’s not an America that I’m familiar with but you learn something new everyday.
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