Matt Taibbi on the political problem

America … is a place where a huge plurality of the population is underemployed, pissed off, in debt and barely keeping their heads above water.  A good 15 percent or so are not even doing that well, sitting below the poverty line, living in homes without adequate heat, sanitation or food.  That portion of America doesn’t appear anywhere in campaign coverage, not even as background.

It would have made more sense to have different labels.  If there was a Poor Peoples’ Party, a Disappearing Middle Class Party, and a Minimum Six-Figure Income Party, and all of them were described as legitimate and reasonable options in the press, people would have no problem pulling levers for the candidates who actually represented them.

Source: Matt Taibbi | Rolling Stone

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