Friday’s American Morning audience strongly agreed with Carol Costello’s piece that the middle class was headed to extinction, with most believing Washington was to blame.
- Terrie: I just wanted to drop a note about the steel worker losing his job. I agree 100% about the middle class, what is going on in Washington, we were promised jobs for Joe the Plumber and the working man. Over 2000 Coal miners have lost their jobs since Obama took office. And that is just in WV. West Virginia, Kentucky, Penn., etc. Blue Collar people. I would love to ask what the UMWA was thinking supporting a Pres that hasn’t even been in office 1 year and he is shutting them down.
- Raymond: Miss Costello's report this morning about the middle-class was incomplete.... While she is a first-class reporter, her report failed to reference the fact that 80% of American businesses are owned by non-college graduates, contrasted with her comment that 72% of Americans are not college educated, implicitly inferring that a college degree plays some role in the demise of the American middle-class....
- Deborah: Our middle class has been whittled away since the 1980's when our industry was encouraged moved out to developing countries. Now, American citizens earn less, pay ever higher prices, and receive lower and lower quality products. The rich have gotten away with ripping us all off. The middle class' wealth has been funneled into the upper class' bank accounts, Ask any hardware clerk the difference between American made steel and foreign made and determine what has happened to our products! How many poisoned products coming from China will it take before our government wakes up and realizes the middle class consumer is being poisoned by toys & drywall. The American public have been ripped off & poisoned by out sourcing and no one can figure out what happened. Slow and steady economic funneling into CEO pockets.
Is the middle class in the United States disappearing or is there simply an adjustment taking place that will allow those defined as ‘middle class’ to remain so? If you believe the middle class is disappearing, what or who is to blame for this? What do you believe is the solution? Add your comments here for follow the story here.
John Roberts’ interview with Ahmed Yousef, the former adviser to Hamas, received divided reaction.
- Robert: Israel has violated cease fire arrangements many more times and with greater violence than Hamas and other so-called terrorist organizations. Israel; has always reserved the right to go after and kill Hamas leaders and used the pretext of saying they were planning attacks to kill them, often with bombings that have killed many non-combatants and that is plain fact. The kill ratio is more than 3 to 1 and often reaches 10-1 before Palestinians, out of desperation, retaliate with any method available to them. Israel more often than not has stirred things up just to avoid giving the Palestinians their rightful state. – As was done in 2000 by Sharon. Stop trying to distort the story by asking biased questions. Look for the Christian Zionist nuts as well as AIPAC, AEI, JINSA and other Likudnik front organizations here to jump in here to try to subvert US efforts to solve this matter.
How do you feel about President Obama’s suggestion that there should a separate state for Palestine and that Palestine should recognize Israel as a legitimate state?