Simple, although abuse abounds,(but name me a institution where it doesn't) Republicans have, tried to destroy, since it's inception, at every opportunity, organized labor...have tried to mollify any sensible workplace safety regulations...have fought any environmental policies, clean air, water acts...any responsibility in the welfare of it's workers, any minimum wage standards, while doing everything possible to aid the captains of industry and their interests.<quoted text>
A simple honest and sincere question. How does the people the democratic party demonize hold the middle class down? I truly don't understand how someone could believe such a claim. If Mitt Romney, Warren Buffet, Al Gore, George Bush, or whomever makes billions of dollars per year do you really think that somehow it reduces the chances of you succeeding? Does it rob them of the opportunity to succeed? Take Sam Walton for example. He was certainly not always wealthy. How did he overcome the "oppressors" in this country if he wasn't in that group already? Do you really think that all, or even most, of the people struggling in this country is the fault of someone they don't even know who makes billions per year? Do you think that there is 0 hope for someone to overcome a bad life to be the next tycoon of whatever industry. If you think there is a chance then you must see and admit that the wealthy don't have as much to do with a person's success or failure in life as the person themselves. Reading your posts I am more convinced that you and I are not that far apart in our views but rather who is responsible for our success and failuers as a society is where we differ. I look at my life and I can pick out countless opportunities that I missed because of my decisions. It was never because of some Wall Street big wig was making an obscene salary that caused me to miss those opportunities. It was me. But you know what, I decided somewhere that I couldn't keep living like I was living or my situation would never change so I changed my priorities, my work ethic, my drive, my purpose, and my situation soon changed. Now I see opportunities and they don't get away from me. As a result, my life is in a very good place and getting better all the time. A person's decisions in life compound in whatever direction that person chooses and that can be good or bad but it's ultimately up to the person and noone can change that. Government intervention in our lives can make that process easier or harder. The more government control of our lives we have, the harder that road to success becomes.
And still do.