No surprise here. The Democratic establishment, contrary to their claims, is NOT looking out for the middle class. Their constituency is the exact opposite: the ultra rich and the very poor. They’ve managed to combine those two constituencies against the middle.
The poor, of course, are easy to manipulate. Set up programs designed to create permanent dependency. Now who are they going to vote for, the OTHER guy who OPPOSES those programs? Be serious.
The ultra rich Democratic constituency are who actually pull the levers in the party. These are the guys who actually control the giant corporations and/or hold vast personal fortunes: Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, George Soros, the Big Banking CEOs and so on. These guys have empires that must be maintained and competition is the only thing that can threaten it. That means that creating a business environment where it is brutally expensive to start up or expand a business is in their best interest. Giant corporations can afford these costs; they just raise prices to consumers and no competition can afford to emerge to challenge them. You really think it’s coincidence that the financial crisis didn’t eliminate the disastrous big banks, but enabled them to gobble up all the small ones?
NOW you understand why Obamacare whacks small and medium businesses the hardest. Those were the marching orders of the robber barons who control the party. You don’t REALLY believe that the politicians didn’t know what was in the bill, did ya?
P.S. The above doesn’t excuse the other party’s favoritism to the ‘merely rich’ (as opposed to the mega rich). Those of us who work hard for a living and have little left to save after buying the basics aren’t really represented by ANYBODY in politics anymore. But that’s a topic for another thread!