MIDDLE CLASS, TAKE HEED
When Barack Obama was president, conservatives spread the fake news that liberals were waging wars on the three Cs -- Christianity, Christmas and Coal. This was based on liberals defending the rights of all citizens to be free of discrimination as required by the U.S. Constitution and also requiring that wealthy coal magnates give miners and the neighbors of the coal mines a safe, healthy environment to work and live in. Right-wing opinion makers pushed this to cover up the real conservative agenda, the war on the middle class.
In Kentucky, Gov. Matt Bevin is leading the war. He wants to break the teachers’ union and have medical review panels so no victim of a doctor’s negligence can ever get justice. Conservatives will agree because they are not teachers and they have not been disabled by an incompetent doctor.
Conservative politicians need to continue giving tax cuts to the rich to fund their negative re-election campaigns. Once the conservative politicians push retired teachers and injured patients out of the bottom of the middle class, they will need more liberal “entitlements” to scapegoat. Your liberal middle-class safety net could be cut next. – Kevin Kline Lexington