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White Working Class And Middle Class Right To Be Frustrated, As Are All Working People, But If You Try To Address Issues You Might Get Called A Socialist By Some

I read a few days ago that white working class and middle class voters are deserting the Democratic Party for 2010 and may vote strongly Republican in the upcoming midterm elections.

(Though in some polls, more people plan on voting for Democrats this year than plan on voting for Republicans.)

I can’t recall where I read this and it does not matter. I suspect you’ll read the same point many times between now and November.

White working class folks are right in that they are being screwed in many ways and that bailouts for banks and big financial institutions are helping the already wealthy. Working people of all races would be right to feel this way. The fates of all working people are connected.

And yet, when you try to give some of these folks health insurance, or if you propose a large government federal jobs program, many of these same people would call you a socialist.

As an example, the new health care law helps working and middle class people of all races, yet many whites who fall into these classes often refuse to believe that they will benefit.

Do these hard working people think the private sector is going to treat them fairly?

It is worthwhile to discuss who may be getting unfair special treatment from the government in the form of bailouts.

It might be also be so that without the bailouts, as odious as they’ve been, we might be in a depression today. A depression for the poor and working class even more severe than the one we are already experiencing.

At heart, People need to decide if the focus of their lives is going to be progress or resentment.

Here is an article from the liberal magazine American Prospect about the urgency of massive federal help to create more jobs in America.

If people are going to be resentful and blame their problems on immigrants and whoever else—I’m not sure what I can say.

If people are going to move ahead and care about each other, then we will make progress.

Working people need to fight together as allies.

May 11, 2010 Posted by | Uncategorized | , , , , | 4 Comments

A Self-Governing Coalition Involving Hard Work And Creativity Is Needed When Faced With The Hung Parliament Of Life

As I write this post, there is still a hung parliament in the United Kingdom.  This term means that no party or coalition of parties has a majority of seats in the House of Commons and no government can be formed.

( Above–The House of Commons in London.)

Since day-to-day life and the news of the day often offers metaphoric lessons, it is worthwhile to consider what one should do when facing the hung parliament of life.

When facing the hung parliament of life, we should endeavor  to form a self-governing coalition of hard work, personal beliefs, creativity, and strong relationships so that we can move ahead.

We should look for the coalition of things that work, both pragmatic and imaginative, that will enable us to do the things in life that we hope to accomplish.

We are able to rustle up the votes needed for success and accomplishment more often than we realize.

Here is an earlier post on finding the votes of hope to break the filibuster of anger and ignorance.

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