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Mr. Politician, leave the middle-class alone (standard:humor, 913 words)
Author: GodspenmanAdded: Sep 17 2011Views/Reads: 1045/553Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)
I'm not quite sure where the term "middle class" came from. I can never remember using it in any conversations I've ever had. In fact, the only time I hear the phrase is when some politician is speaking. From the context of the speech, I am quit
 



Mr. Politician, leave the middle-class alone Rev. James L. Snyder 

I'm not quite sure where the term "middle class" came from. I can never
remember using it in any conversations I've ever had. In fact, the only 
time I hear the phrase is when some politician is speaking. From the 
context of the speech, I am quite sure he or she does not know what the 
phrase means, either. 

My wife and I were talking about that just this past week. The thing we
could not quite figure out is, are we middle-class? And if we are 
middle-class, what in the world does it mean? And, when do we graduate? 


In high school, I was neither in the middle of my class nor at the upper
end. Unfortunately, I did not even come in last in my graduating class, 
for someone beat me to that fine distinction. My educational career was 
not a class act, to be sure. 

I understand what the word "middle," means. And I know the word,
"class." What does it mean when you put them both together and use it 
in a sentence? 

When I'm in the middle of a project, I am not at the beginning and the
end is a far piece away. When I hear the word class, I am thinking of 
homework, teachers and all that jazz. Who wants to be a teenager the 
second time around? I've had enough of that in my lifetime. 

I'm not quite sure about all this middle-class politicalizing and I sure
do not want to be the target of some political agenda. I would like to 
sponsor a bill that would outlaw this phrase for any elected official. 
If perchance they do mention the phrase, it's a go-to-jail and don't 
collect $100 act. 

Maybe we can come up with a new term. We have the term "racist" that
people use at their discretion. Maybe we can coin a phrase like 
"middle-classist" and forbid its use in polite society. Of course, how 
many politicians are really found in polite society? Or, how many 
polite society venues would welcome a politician? 

If we try hard enough, we can make it one of the most offensive phrases
in the English language. So offensive, that people will stop using it. 
Of course, they would have to come up with some other phrase and then 
we are back in first grade again. 

To be honest, this problem of the "middle-classist" is not a Republican
or a Democrat issue. One side is as guilty as the other side. And, as 
we all know, a politician by any other name is still a rascal. 

Every politician courts the middle-class, and what a blushing bride she
makes. All through the election, this "middle-classist" politician will 
romance those he believes are middle-class. And many of the 
middle-class falls for it. The courtship is wonderful; it's the 
marriage that really stinks. This is the only case in which I would 
cast an approving eye toward divorce. 

The middle-class raises most of the money that gets these politicians
elected who then in turn refuses returning the favor. After elected 
this "middle-classist" politician chums around with high-class people 
and then passes legislation that only benefits the lower class people 
whoever they are. 

Wherefore art thou, O middle-class? 

Certainly not on the agenda of this "middle-classist" politician. 

The middle-class comes in at tax time. Hooray for the middle-class. I
wonder if anybody has ever given the thought that most of the money in 
Washington DC has come from this group called the middle-class. 

The middle-class can help the neophyte politician get his political
dream job with all the benefits that goes with it but the politician 
does not seem to know how to help other people get jobs for themselves. 
History has shown us that they know how to spend money but when it 
comes to saving money, they come to a stupefied and stuttering halt. 



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