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The Main Street Moment: Fighting Back to Save the American Dream by Lee Saunders, Gerald McEntee

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CHAPTER THREE

Class Warfare

IF UNIONS ARE SO DARN GREAT—with members, other workers and entire states benefiting—then how come we see the American Dream keep slipping away from the nation’s working middle class and an increasing share of wealth being hoarded by those at the top of the income scale?

Because we’re in a class war.

You don’t have to take our word for it. Here’s Warren Buffett, the Oracle of Omaha, one of the world’s five wealthiest people: “There’s class warfare, all right, but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.”1

Mostly you hear the term “class warfare” from only one side of the political spectrum. It’s a form of name calling to get away from discussing things on their merits. For example, if someone ...

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