The Democrats’ ‘Working-Class Problem’

“Democracy Corps’ national survey conducted after the debates and shared with the Clinton campaign showed that more attacks on Trump’s temperament and his treatment of people and women barely moved voters. In contrast, a compelling economic message demanding “an economy for everyone, not just the rich and well-connected,” attacking trickle-down tax cuts “for the richest… Continue reading The Democrats’ ‘Working-Class Problem’

Listening to Trump

“The Democratic Party Establishment, now spinning desperately to cover their own strategic incompetence is blaming the white working class as “deplorable” racists. Progressives and leftists who echo this line are making the worst mistake possible.” – Listening to Trump

LRB · R.W. Johnson · Trump: Some Numbers

“Consider the working-class voters whom the Clintons or the Blairs exhorted to vote for them in the 1990s: they are probably worse off now than they were then. In effect the Clintons and Blairs surfed on their grievances and inequities, making themselves rich and leaving their voters in the dust. This hasn’t gone unnoticed, which… Continue reading LRB · R.W. Johnson · Trump: Some Numbers

The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans Living Paycheck to Paycheck

“The Fed asked respondents how they would pay for a $400 emergency. The answer: 47 percent of respondents said that either they would cover the expense by borrowing or selling something, or they would not be able to come up with the $400 at all.” – The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans Living Paycheck to… Continue reading The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans Living Paycheck to Paycheck