Weekend Viewing -- The Coming Collapse of the Middle ClassSubmitted by spacehabitats on Tue, 11/10/2009 - 17:10
Elizabeth Warren is a true anomaly. She has every reason to be just another political appointee spouting the party line. Instead, as the chair of the TARP oversight committee, she actually seems to be trying to do her job. This has led her to be one of the few people in Washington D.C. that are actually asking uncomfortable (and therefore politically incorrect) questions.
(See the recent video at http://www.dailypaul.com/node/107098 where she makes Tim Geitner squirm.))
In her talk called "The Coming Collapse of the Middle Class", she really destroys the politically correct assumptions that the political insiders have used for decades to justify their disastrous economic and social policies.
See the link below:
(Yes, the video is almost an hour long and doesn't really get going until about 7 minutes in. But then it gets VERY interesting.)
What are some of the liberal/Neocon myths that she explodes?
"Americans and/or baby-boomers are lazy."
"Americans and/or baby-boomers deserve to suffer because they choose to squander their income on frivolous consumer goods instead of saving."
"Two income families are richer and more secure."
"Expanding opportunities for higher education has helped to strengthen the middle class."
"The American economy has benefited as social progress has encouraged women to leave the home and enter the workforce."
"Married couples with children are favored by our current economic policies."
I don't know about you, but I have heard variations of all of these used to distract, confuse, or deflect criticism. They have also been used to divide the generations, singles/couples and the sexes from uniting against our REAL enemies.