December 24, 2010

ARE REPUBLICANS in danger of losing Middle America after all?

UPDATE: Reader Clint Block emails:

There is something which has been bothering me for some time: Oftentimes the term “middle class” is used as a rough equivalent of “median income”, as in “middle class tax cut” etc..

Originally the term Middle class referred to the merchant or Bourgeois class who were not tied to the land, like the feudal aristocracy and the peasants, nor part of the Clerical class. In other words, the entrepeneurial class. Middle class values were entrepeneurial values.

Republicans should stand for entrepeneurial values, not just the values which happen to be those of median income earners.

Well, that’s more likely to happen if they think there’s more to be gained by doing so . . . .

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