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November 22, 2017

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Letter to the editor:

The middle class is being destroyed

I loved the freeway signs blaming Wall Street. They say it all. Why are people offended by hanging dummies representing the plight of the middle class but not offended by Sheldon Adelson and the Koch brothers for trying to steal the election?

The only reason they can say what they are doing is legal is because rich people influenced politicians to make it legal. The Supreme Court can say that money is free speech until the justices are blue in the face, but saying it doesn’t make it so. The Constitution gives even the poorest of us the right to vote, so it seems that the Supreme Court’s ruling goes against the intent of the Constitution.

The top 1 percent and the Republicans who support them owe a debt of gratitude to the American middle class for providing the stability that allowed the rich to prosper. This is what I read into President Barack Obama saying, “You didn’t build that.”

The middle class is now being systematically destroyed. Read about the French and Russian revolutions. He who does not learn from history is destined to repeat it.

Nadia Romeo, Las Vegas

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