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War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special…

by Lou Dobbs

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MUST read this one. Prepare to have your outlook re-oriented. I made some changes in my political outlook and actions based upon this. ( )
  dkh2345 | May 26, 2009 |
Whether you are a liberal or a conservative- I urge you to read this book. Those out there who want to dismiss Dobbs for whatever bias they have- well, if you want to remain ignorant- go for it. At least Dobbs is no Michael Moore- he speaks the truth without a left or right slant. ( )
  omypie | Jul 12, 2007 |
Lou Dobbs in angry. It comes out in his voice which is more like and bark and it is in his prose. Basically, the middle class is being screwed by our politicians who are being bribed by the lobbyists. The middle class are too fat and lazy to do anything about it. Or they lower middle class is working too hard to stay afloat finacially and are not sophisticated enough to see through the Bush veneer of being a good christian who lives by his christian values. Bush and his cronies live by the $ which is how they make decisions. The lobbyists are in the Bush camp to make corporate America even richer while sacrificing the middle class.

While this was an interesting book to listen to it was discouraging and offered little in the way of antidote to the poison of lobbyists and the Bush administration. I do disagree with Dobbs view of illegal immigration as he supports the building of a fence (even 700 miles). Fences create both physical and intellectual barriers that would destroy our relations with Mexico and South America. Interesting book but we need an action plan. ( )
  bblum | Apr 14, 2007 |
While Dobbs' work borders on being overly preachy in spots, it raises some excellent points that may prompt some defenders of existing domestic policies to rethink their stands. Of particular interest is Dobbs' assessment of trade policies. One interesting nugget: Dobbs blames "pitiful leadership" at Ford and GM for the problems U.S. automakers are facing. He concludes that domestic car companies must embrace some of the quality control measures that Japanese automakers have implemented. ( )
  brianinbuffalo | Mar 11, 2007 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0670037923, Hardcover)

Prominent CNN host and commentator Lou Dobbs unleashes his manifesto on the vanishing American dream

Through his nightly CNN show, Lou Dobbs Tonight, his syndicated radio program, and his monthly magazine column, Lou Dobbs has become one of America’s most visible, popular, and respected voices on business and financial matters. Now, with War on the Middle Class, Dobbs takes an impassioned and rousing stance on the all-out class war that is turning the American dream into a nightmare.

The middle class has never been so vulnerable. Its every feature is under assault by politicians and the lobbyists who court them, big-business corporations that are sending their jobs overseas, and a media that relies on sensationalism instead of facts when reporting the news. In a sweeping analysis, Dobbs looks at every aspect of the decline of the middle class—from a lack of political representation to America’s corrupt health-care system—to demonstrate how the gap between America’s newest haves and have-nots is no longer merely financial, but instead includes the erosion of education, employment, government, and community. Dobbs proposes a series of measures to resolve each issue and incite people, whose future is being mortgaged to benefit a powerful few, to preserve their rights and dreams. War on the Middle Class is provocative, incendiary, and bound to be widely discussed—the perfect book to establish the terms of debate in this year’s midterm elections.

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The middle class has never been so vulnerable. Its every feature is under assault by politicians and the lobbyists who court them, big-business corporations that are sending their jobs overseas, and a media that relies on sensationalism instead of facts when reporting the news. CNN host and commentator Dobbs looks at every aspect of the decline of the middle class--from a lack of political representation to America's corrupt health-care system--to demonstrate how the gap between America's newest haves and have-nots is no longer merely financial, but instead includes the erosion of education, employment, government, and community. Dobbs proposes a series of measures to resolve each issue and incite people, whose future is being mortgaged to benefit a powerful few, to preserve their rights and dreams.--From publisher description.… (more)

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