In regard to your earlier post, I doubt the Republican Party is on its "deathbed". But they could conceivably lose some ground.<quoted text>
I suppose your indocrtrinated propaganda never educated you on the base principle of Ayn Rand's idealistic plots. The more people who achieve individual success, the better it is for EVERYONE else. Otherwise, we'll be subjected to the same poverty-stricken living conditions that were evident in every communist country that ever existed in history.
As for poverty in America, there was not much of a middle class until the after WW II.
It was under Roosevelt that union strikes were made legal and allowed assembly line workers to bargain more effectively for higher wages.
The minimum wage also elevated the standard of living.
And then there were the safety nets of social security and unemployment benefits.
After WW II, thousands of GIs had the opportunity to attend college under the GI Bill.
These were crucial developments in raising the middle class.
Now I won't deny the role played by entrepreneurs, either.
In the final analysis, it required the influence of both to achieve overall prosperity.