John Lewis, Bernie Sanders, “What is the Truth?” | Bleak Beauty Blog

Which will be better for the abandoned people of South Carolina? Bernie Sanders will be better. Because he is a progressive, like Franklin Delano Roosevelt, and not a status quo figure like Hillary. It is not just the people of South Carolina that have been abandoned.  All of us have been abandoned. The country is a shambles. The status quo, including the Democratic Party and the Clintons, has run this country into the ground. Bernie uses the word “revolution”.  That is what South Carolina needs. That is what we all need. Politics are politics. John, are you out there?  We all love you. Time to switch sides.
-Danny Lyons

Source: https://dektol.wordpress.com/2016/02/13/john-lewis-bernie-sanders-what-is-the-truth/

$250,000 a Year Is Not Middle Class – NYT

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HILLARY CLINTON has vowed not to raise taxes on the middle class.

It’s a pledge that has worked well for others on the campaign trail before her, a resonant assurance to voters who saw themselves as middle class or aspired to be. But it’s a bad promise.

Mrs. Clinton is using a definition of middle class that has long been popular among Democratic policy makers, from her husband to Barack Obama when he was a candidate: any household that makes $250,000 or less a year. Yet this definition is completely out of touch with reality. It also boxes her in.

The most recent Census Bureau data showed that median household income — what people in the exact middle of the American spectrum earn — is $53,657.
-Bryce Covert

Source: $250,000 a Year Is Not Middle Class – The New York Times

This is a promise not to fix the holes in the social safety net.