The Middle Class Drives the Economy

RECEIVED Sun., Aug. 21, 2011

Dear Editor,
    The only class of people which really creates jobs is the middle class. Supplying the demands of our middle-class powers this country's economic engine more than global trade or Wall Street.
    It should be easy to create infrastructure jobs to grow the middle class: Offer "infrastructure bonds"(like war bonds) with tax incentives good enough to bring back to the USA the trillion dollars that American corporations have parked overseas to avoid taxes. This could provide all the infrastructure jobs that are necessary without requiring more spending from the budget, but it won't happen. It will never happen, because Republicans know that unemployed people don't vote, so they will work as hard as they can to prevent any new jobs. While our infrastructure is crumbling and children are crying from hunger because their parents can't find work, Republicans are laughing. Maybe they will change before they find out how the rich live in the rest of the world, with the daily threat of kidnapping, torture, and murder. Maybe they will discover the value of a large middle class before it is too late.
Michael Noren
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