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    Dub01 Dub01 is offline
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    The poor didn`t get mentioned in the US Presidential debate..

    Seems like you only have a voice in the USA if you are in a well paid job.

    A part of the `middle class` as they call it.

    But what voice for the poor?

    Seems to me that a third of Americans have no voice whatsoever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dub01 View Post
    Seems like you only have a voice in the USA if you are in a well paid job.

    A part of the `middle class` as they call it.

    But what voice for the poor?

    Seems to me that a third of Americans have no voice whatsoever.
    Nothing new there. The whole political system in the US is set up to benefit the middle class at the expense of the rich and poor.
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    That is probably because alot of them don't vote. Its all about the polls
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Irish View Post
    That is probably because alot of them don't vote. Its all about the polls
    I feel you may have hit the nail on the head.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Irish View Post
    That is probably because alot of them don't vote. Its all about the polls

    You beat me to it.
    It's probably a chicken and egg scenario though.

    If the poor don't see themselves as being represented by the two parties, they have less incentive to vote, thus only reinforcing why both parties ignore them even more.
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    Romney's comments, in January this year, are worth looking at:

    I'm in this race because I care about Americans.

    I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I'll fix it.

    I'm not concerned about the very rich, they're doing just fine.

    I'm concerned about the very heart of the America, the 90 percent, 95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling.
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    The poor don't vote in numbers.
    No one in America wants to be associated with failure.
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    It's OK. Romney reassured the poor that their mutual fund returns, capital gains and savings would no longer be taxed. It's all good. Really.
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    BTW: "Middle Class" in American is not what we think of in Britain or Ireland as "Middle Class". In America, Blue collar workers are regarded as "Middle Class". SO When Romney or Obama talk about the Middle Class, they aren't talking about D4 Dual Income professionals from a good background.
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    The poor don't vote in the states much like here. That's the reason they get ignored time and again.
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