Quotations on Middle class

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This ought to be a season for cooperation in terms of pushing our economy forward, job creation, steadying the middle class, and laying the groundwork for a better future. And that's what we want to work on with Republicans and Democrats.
- David Axelrod
(Keywords: Work, Class, Cooperation, Creation, Democrats, Economy, Future, Job, Middle class, Republicans, Want)

We don't want to go back to the same policies and the same practices that drove our economy into a ditch, that punished the middle class, and that led us to this catastrophe. We have to keep moving forward.
- David Axelrod
(Keywords: Class, Economy, Middle class, Want)

They cannot divide us by saying that you're middle class or you're lower class.
- H. Rap Brown
(Keywords: Class, Middle class, Saying)

If anything, taxes for the lower and middle class and maybe even the upper middle class should even probably be cut further. But I think that people at the high end - people like myself - should be paying a lot more in taxes. We have it better than we've ever had it.
- Warren Buffett
(Keywords: People, Class, End, Middle class, Taxes)

I want to buy them, because historically these have been great engines of enrichment for the middle class, 'historically' meaning now for a good ten years.
- Jim Cramer
(Keywords: Class, Meaning, Middle class, Now, Want, Years)

I think the state has some serious problems. Just look at the layoffs going on across the state, not just in Chicago. It affects the middle class. It pushes people down.
- Richard M. Daley
(Keywords: People, Chicago, Class, Middle class, Problems, State)

What I think is different today is the lack of political connection between the black middle class and the increasing numbers of black people who are more impoverished than ever before.
- Angela Davis
(Keywords: People, Class, Connection, Middle class, Numbers, Today)

Lots of middle class people are running around pretending to be Cockney.
- Christopher Eccleston
(Keywords: People, Class, Middle class, Running)

I'm getting a wider circle of fans now. More women, more middle class people.
- James Ellroy
(Keywords: Women, People, Class, Fans, Middle class, Now)

A middle class is so important to a society that its value cannot be overestimated.
- Eliot Engel
(Keywords: Society, Class, Middle class, Value)

This erosion of the middle class is happening all over the place. The opening of a wider gap between rich and poor is always accompanied by such a process.
- Susan George
(Keywords: Class, Middle class, Poor)

If, if more stimulus means more tax cuts to small businesses, if, if more stimulus means middle class tax cuts, then I'm for it.
- Alexi Giannoulias
(Keywords: Class, Tax, Middle class, Tax cuts)

For most of the 20th century, we didn't just enjoy economic success in Michigan, we defined it. Our innovators and entrepreneurs created the world's most productive companies, and our unions made sure that productivity led to broad middle class prosperity.
- Jennifer M. Granholm
(Keywords: Success, Class, Entrepreneurs, Middle class, Productivity, Prosperity, World)

We don't have a full black community in Boston. Our people are scattered. There's a middle class where I live in Highland Park but it's not like a piece of Washington or Chicago.
- Henry Hampton
(Keywords: People, Boston, Chicago, Class, Community, Middle class, Washington)

Right now, America's middle class is struggling to meet their basic needs.
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Keywords: America, Class, Middle class, Needs, Now, Right)

We need to work together, on a bipartisan basis, to create new jobs, increase job training, enact real and substantive middle class tax relief, and reward companies that create jobs at home.
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Keywords: Home, Work, Class, Tax, Job, Jobs, Middle class, Reward, Training)

The middle class is teetering on the brink of collapse just as surely as AIG was in the fall of 2009 - only this time, it's not just one giant insurance company (and its banking counterparties) facing disaster, it's tens of millions of hardworking Americans who played by the rules.
- Arianna Huffington
(Keywords: Time, Americans, Class, Company, Disaster, Middle class, Rules)

I was born in 1923 into a middle class Jewish family in Vienna, a few years after the end of World War I, which was disastrous from the Austrian point of view.
- Walter Kohn
(Keywords: Family, War, Class, End, Middle class, World, World war, Years)

We need a positive economic agenda that invests in the innovation and growth that will create jobs for middle class families and ensure that America remains the world leader.
- Rick Larsen
(Keywords: Leader, Growth, Positive, America, Class, Innovation, Jobs, Middle class, Will, World)

I strongly support tax relief for the middle class.
- Rick Larsen
(Keywords: Class, Tax, Middle class, Support)

When the civil rights battle was won, all the Jews and hippies and artists were middle class white people and all the blacks were still poor. Materially, not much changed.
- Jonathan Lethem
(Keywords: People, Artists, Battle, Civil rights, Class, Hippies, Middle class, Poor)

I come from an everyday middle class family in India. The film industry reached us only through our television sets and cinema halls.
- Lavrenti Lopes
(Keywords: Family, Cinema, Class, Film, Middle class, Television)

I belong to the middle class that grew up very influenced by the Catholic church. The people of the novel are from a more pagan and practical world in which the Christianity is just a veneer.
- John McGahern
(Keywords: People, Christianity, Church, Class, Middle class, World)

The issues that matter to me are the social safety nets for people, health care, middle-class concerns. We need to take care of the middle class and the poor in our country.
- Tim McGraw
(Keywords: Health, People, Care, Class, Country, Middle class, Poor, Safety)

I don't want to remember 2005 as a year that the government heaped unnecessary burdens upon American families. Stealing from the poor and middle class and giving to the rich, while increasing the deficit, is hardly responsible.
- Marty Meehan
(Keywords: Government, American, Class, Giving, Middle class, Poor, Want)

Look, there is a sort of old view about class which is a very simplistic view that we have got the working class, the middle class and the upper class, I think it is more complicated than that.
- Ed Miliband
(Keywords: Class, Middle class, Old)

The black population now consists of two distinct classes-the middle class and the poor.
- Constance Baker Motley
(Keywords: Class, Middle class, Now, Poor, Population)

The middle class, in the white population, encompasses a wide swath.
- Constance Baker Motley
(Keywords: Class, Middle class, Population)

We can't have special interests sitting shotgun. We gotta have middle class families up in front. We don't mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back.
- Barack Obama
(Keywords: Class, Middle class, Mind, Republicans)

I will cut taxes - cut taxes - for 95 percent of all working families, because, in an economy like this, the last thing we should do is raise taxes on the middle class.
- Barack Obama
(Keywords: Class, Economy, Middle class, Taxes, Will)

I grew up between the two world wars and received a rather solid general education, the kind middle class children enjoyed in a country whose educational system had its roots dating back to the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.
- George Andrew Olah
(Keywords: Dating, Education, Children, Class, Country, Middle class, World)

We of the sinking middle class may sink without further struggles into the working class where we belong, and probably when we get there it will not be so dreadful as we feared, for, after all, we have nothing to lose.
- George Orwell
(Keywords: Class, May, Middle class, Nothing, Will)

My parents were determined to move into the middle class.
- Martin Lewis Perl
(Keywords: Class, Middle class, Parents)

There's a very big gulf between the black civil rights leadership in America and the black middle class in America. The black middle class are conservative. Many of those minorities can be persuaded to be members of the Republican Party.
- Pete du Pont
(Keywords: Leadership, America, Civil rights, Class, Conservative, Middle class, Party, Republican)

Moderates shouldn't be nervous about Newt because he has a vision, he's laid it forward. He's fundamentally leading us in the way that middle class Americans want to go.
- Pete du Pont
(Keywords: Vision, Americans, Class, Leading, Middle class, Want)

Upper classes are a nation's past; the middle class is its future.
- Ayn Rand
(Keywords: Class, Future, Middle class, Nation, Past)

My films play only in Bengal, and my audience is the educated middle class in the cities and small towns. They also play in Bombay, Madras and Delhi where there is a Bengali population.
- Satyajit Ray
(Keywords: Cities, Class, Middle class, Play, Population)

Driving with one foot on the accelerator and the other on the brake is likely to get you nowhere, but certainly will burn out vital parts of your car. Similarly, cutting taxes on the middle class, but increasing them on the 'rich' is likely to result in an economic burnout.
- Terry Savage
(Keywords: Car, Burnout, Class, Driving, Middle class, Result, Taxes, Will)

We're going to need to absorb some pain. The Republicans want to pile all the pain on people who can least afford it and the middle class and Democrats under his leadership want to make sure that we can address deficit reduction and continue to make investments and shared sacrifice is going to be imperative in order to be able to do that.
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Keywords: Leadership, Sacrifice, People, Class, Democrats, Middle class, Order, Pain, Republicans, Want)

The economic recession in America wasn't caused by bad luck; it was caused by bad Republican policies. But the Republican candidates are doubling down on the same flawed policies that led to the loss of 3.6 million jobs in the final months of 2008 and gravely affected middle class families across America.
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Keywords: America, Class, Jobs, Loss, Luck, Middle class, Months, Republican)

President Obama is making the tough decisions to get our country going in the right direction, has taken our economy from job losses to 15 straight months of job gains, cut taxes 26 times, and focused like a laser on getting the middle class back on its feet while those campaigning to replace him have failed to show they can lead on these issues.
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz
(Keywords: Class, Country, Decisions, Direction, Economy, Feet, Job, Middle class, Months, President, Right, Taxes)

But I don't think the Democratic Party is at eye level with the middle class.
- Charles Schumer
(Keywords: Class, Eye, Middle class, Party)

One of the strengths of our nation has always been a strong middle class who could afford their own homes and send their children to school.
- James Sinegal
(Keywords: Children, Class, Middle class, Nation, School)

We've always been in favor of improved wages for workers. When you have a strong middle class, they want to buy more stuff at Costco.
- James Sinegal
(Keywords: Class, Middle class, Wages, Want, Workers)

Planning ahead is a measure of class. The rich and even the middle class plan for future generations, but the poor can plan ahead only a few weeks or days.
- Gloria Steinem
(Keywords: Class, Future, Generations, Measure, Middle class, Planning, Poor)

We might be on the brink of an apocalypse if, instead of poor people with suicide bombs killing middle class guys, middle-class people with suicide bombs started killing rich guys.
- Bruce Sterling
(Keywords: People, Bombs, Class, Killing, Middle class, Poor, Suicide)

Rather than showing themselves to be an ally to the middle class by ending the AMT or repealing it for years to come, my Republican colleagues refused to include it in today's legislation and America's middle class will surely suffer that choice greatly.
- Ellen Tauscher
(Keywords: America, Choice, Class, Ending, Legislation, Middle class, Republican, Today, Will, Years)

Today's tax cuts provide yet another illustration of the Republicans' fiscally irresponsible economic policies that ignore the needs of America's middle class, students, and working families.
- Ellen Tauscher
(Keywords: America, Class, Tax, Middle class, Needs, Republicans, Students, Tax cuts, Today)

You know the funny thing, I don't get along with rich people. I get along with the middle class and the poor people better than I get along with the rich people.
- Donald Trump
(Keywords: Funny, People, Class, Middle class, Poor)

At a time when the GOP is playing games with the debt limit, a member of the Supreme Court is refusing to recuse himself from matters he has a financial interest in, and middle class incomes are stagnant, many want to change the subject. I don't. This was a prank, and a silly one. I'm focused on my work.
- Anthony Weiner
(Keywords: Change, Time, Work, Financial, Class, Court, Debt, Games, Interest, Middle class, Silly, Want)



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