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Study: 62% Of Jobs Don’t Allow Americans To Live Middle Class Lifestyle | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC

Study: 62% Of Jobs Don’t Allow Americans To Live Middle Class Lifestyle | Velshi & Ruhle | MSNBC


– ANNCR: Prevagen. Healthier Brain. Better Life. Healthier Brain. Better Life.>>>WELCOME BACK.>>>WELCOME BACK. I’M STEPHANIE RUHLE. I’M STEPHANIE RUHLE. IT’S MY FAVORITE PART OF THE IT’S MY FAVORITE PART OF THE SHOW, MONEY, POWER, POLITICS. SHOW, MONEY, POWER, POLITICS. IF YOU ASK THE PRESIDENT, THE IF YOU ASK THE PRESIDENT, THE ECONOMY IS DOING GREAT. ECONOMY IS DOING GREAT. THE PRESIDENT’S DAUGHTER AND THE PRESIDENT’S DAUGHTER AND ADVISER TWEETING THIS MORNING ADVISER TWEETING THIS MORNING WAGES ROSE 2.9% WITH WAGES ROSE 2.9% WITH UNEMPLOYMENT AT REPORT LOWS. UNEMPLOYMENT AT REPORT LOWS. COMPANIES ARE COMPETING OVER COMPANIES ARE COMPETING OVER WORKERS. WORKERS. BLUE COLLAR WAGES ARE RISING. BLUE COLLAR WAGES ARE RISING. AND EMPLOYERS ARE INVESTING IN AND EMPLOYERS ARE INVESTING IN THE SKILLS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE SKILLS AND DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR WORKFORCES. THEIR WORKFORCES. POTUS IS DELIVERING. POTUS IS DELIVERING. DAMN. DAMN. THAT SOUNDS REALLY GOOD. THAT SOUNDS REALLY GOOD. ARE YOU GUYS FEELING IT? ARE YOU GUYS FEELING IT? THESE STATISTICS MAY BE TRUE. THESE STATISTICS MAY BE TRUE. THEY DO NOT TELL THE WHOLE THEY DO NOT TELL THE WHOLE STORY. STORY. SURPRISE, SURPRISE. SURPRISE, SURPRISE. MANY AMERICANS ARE WORKING HARD, MANY AMERICANS ARE WORKING HARD, MULTIPLE JOBS AND THEY STILL MULTIPLE JOBS AND THEY STILL CAN’T MAKE ENDS MEET. CAN’T MAKE ENDS MEET. A NEW STUDY FROM THE NONPROFIT A NEW STUDY FROM THE NONPROFIT FINDS 62% OF JOBS DO NOT ALLOW FINDS 62% OF JOBS DO NOT ALLOW AMERICANS TO LIVE A MIDDLE CLASS AMERICANS TO LIVE A MIDDLE CLASS LIFESTYLE ONCE YOU FACTOR IN LIFESTYLE ONCE YOU FACTOR IN COST OF LIVING. COST OF LIVING. WHAT’S MORE, 30% OF JOBS DON’T WHAT’S MORE, 30% OF JOBS DON’T EVEN ALLOW A SINGLE CHILDLESS EVEN ALLOW A SINGLE CHILDLESS ADULT TO SUPPORT A BASIC ADULT TO SUPPORT A BASIC STANDARD OF LIVING. STANDARD OF LIVING. DO NOT GET ME STARTED IF YOU DO NOT GET ME STARTED IF YOU HAVE KIDS BECAUSE THERE IS NOT HAVE KIDS BECAUSE THERE IS NOT AFFORDABLE CHILD CARE IN THE AFFORDABLE CHILD CARE IN THE UNITED STATES. UNITED STATES. SO AS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION SO AS THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION CONTINUES TO TOUT THE STOCK CONTINUES TO TOUT THE STOCK MARKET AND LOW UNEMPLOYMENT MARKET AND LOW UNEMPLOYMENT RATES, SHOULD IT BE FOCUSED ON RATES, SHOULD IT BE FOCUSED ON SOMETHING ELSE? SOMETHING ELSE? FRIEND DAN NATHAN, PRINCIPAL FRIEND DAN NATHAN, PRINCIPAL AT RISK ADVISERS. AT RISK ADVISERS. JIM, BREAK IT ON DOWN. JIM, BREAK IT ON DOWN. YOU SAY WE’RE IN AN OPPORTUNITY YOU SAY WE’RE IN AN OPPORTUNITY CRISIS. CRISIS. WHY? WHY?>>RIGHT.>>RIGHT. SO OUR STUDY LOOKED AT THE JOBS SO OUR STUDY LOOKED AT THE JOBS THAT ARE AVAILABLE IN EVERY THAT ARE AVAILABLE IN EVERY MAJOR METROPOLITAN AREA IN THE MAJOR METROPOLITAN AREA IN THE COUNTRY AND WHAT WE FOUND IS 38% COUNTRY AND WHAT WE FOUND IS 38% OF THOSE JOBS PROVIDE A MIDDLE OF THOSE JOBS PROVIDE A MIDDLE CLASS LIFE OR BETTER. CLASS LIFE OR BETTER. AND, YOU KNOW, WHAT’S HAPPENING AND, YOU KNOW, WHAT’S HAPPENING IS, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE JOB, OUT IS, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE JOB, OUT THERE BUT A LOT OF THOSE JOBS THERE BUT A LOT OF THOSE JOBS DON’T PROVIDE THE OPPORTUNITY DON’T PROVIDE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO EARN A GOOD LIFE FOR PEOPLE TO EARN A GOOD LIFE WHERE THEY LIVE. WHERE THEY LIVE. YOU KNOW, THAT’S A CRISIS. YOU KNOW, THAT’S A CRISIS. I THINK THAT SHOWS UP I THINK THAT SHOWS UP POLITICALLY AND HELP PEOPLE — POLITICALLY AND HELP PEOPLE — BEHAVING AT THE BALLOT BOX AS BEHAVING AT THE BALLOT BOX AS WELL. WELL. PEOPLE DON’T FEEL THEY REALLY PEOPLE DON’T FEEL THEY REALLY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET AHEAD. AHEAD.>>ALL RIGHT, DAN, THE TRUMP>>ALL RIGHT, DAN, THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION ARGUES AND IT’S A ADMINISTRATION ARGUES AND IT’S A GOOD ARGUMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT AT GOOD ARGUMENT, UNEMPLOYMENT AT AN ALL-TIME LOW. AN ALL-TIME LOW. WHICH IT IS. WHICH IT IS. WAGES GOO 3.1%. WAGES GOO 3.1%. GDP CRUSHING IT. GDP CRUSHING IT. WHEN YOU TALK TO CEOs, THEY’RE WHEN YOU TALK TO CEOs, THEY’RE FEELING THE LOVE FOLLOWING THE FEELING THE LOVE FOLLOWING THE TAX CUT. TAX CUT. WHY IS NOBODYNE OF THIS ENOUGH? WHY IS NOBODYNE OF THIS ENOUGH?>>THE PRESIDENT INTRODUCED THE>>THE PRESIDENT INTRODUCED THE NOTION OF A FURTHER TAX CUT THAT NOTION OF A FURTHER TAX CUT THAT ACTUALLY WOULD BE SPECIFICALLY ACTUALLY WOULD BE SPECIFICALLY FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS. FOR THE MIDDLE CLASS. THINK IT’S PRETTY CLEAR AT THIS THINK IT’S PRETTY CLEAR AT THIS POINT IF YOU LOOK AT THE POLLING POINT IF YOU LOOK AT THE POLLING ABOUT LAST YEAR’S TAX CUT, IT’S ABOUT LAST YEAR’S TAX CUT, IT’S NOT PARTICULARLY — I THINK REAL NOT PARTICULARLY — I THINK REAL CLEAR POLITICS HAS IT ABOUT 40% CLEAR POLITICS HAS IT ABOUT 40% APPROVED. APPROVED. REALLY WHAT IT WAS, IT WAS A REALLY WHAT IT WAS, IT WAS A GIVEAWAY TO CORPORATIONS AND THE GIVEAWAY TO CORPORATIONS AND THE DONOR CLASS. DONOR CLASS. THEY BORROWED $1 TRILLION FROM THEY BORROWED $1 TRILLION FROM THE FUTURE TO GET THIS SUGAR THE FUTURE TO GET THIS SUGAR HIGH GOING IN THE ECONOMY AND HIGH GOING IN THE ECONOMY AND THAT’S WHY WE’RE STARTING TO SEE THAT’S WHY WE’RE STARTING TO SEE TIGHT LABOR. TIGHT LABOR. WE’RE STARTING TO SEE THE WE’RE STARTING TO SEE THE EMPLOYMENT COST INDEX WAS UP 3% EMPLOYMENT COST INDEX WAS UP 3% YEAR OVER YEAR. YEAR OVER YEAR. IT’S ALL GOOD NEWS. IT’S ALL GOOD NEWS. REALLY, YOU HAVE TO CONSIDER THE REALLY, YOU HAVE TO CONSIDER THE NINE YEAR INTO AN ECONOMIC NINE YEAR INTO AN ECONOMIC RECOVERY AFTER JUST EPIC RECOVERY AFTER JUST EPIC MONETARY AND NOW FISCAL MONETARY AND NOW FISCAL STIMULUS. STIMULUS. WHAT DO WE HAVE THAT COMES NEXT? WHAT DO WE HAVE THAT COMES NEXT? AND I THINK THAT’S REALLY THE AND I THINK THAT’S REALLY THE ISSUE. ISSUE. SO WE MIGHT START TO SEE THIS SO WE MIGHT START TO SEE THIS KIND OF WEIGHING ON CORPORATE KIND OF WEIGHING ON CORPORATE EARNINGS BECAUSE THIS IS A DRAW. EARNINGS BECAUSE THIS IS A DRAW. LIKE, THE HIGHER INFLATION WE LIKE, THE HIGHER INFLATION WE SEE AS FAR AS WAGES, THAT IS SEE AS FAR AS WAGES, THAT IS LESS PROFITABLE FOR U.S. LESS PROFITABLE FOR U.S. CORPORATIONS. CORPORATIONS. WHAT DOES THE FEDERAL DO? WHAT DOES THE FEDERAL DO? THEY HAVE TO RAISE INTEREST THEY HAVE TO RAISE INTEREST RATES TO KIND OF KEEP INFLATION RATES TO KIND OF KEEP INFLATION AT BAY. AT BAY. THAT’S WHAT WE’RE STARTING TO THAT’S WHAT WE’RE STARTING TO SEE IN THE ECONOMY. SEE IN THE ECONOMY.>>MOST PEOPLE DON’T EITHER>>MOST PEOPLE DON’T EITHER UNDERSTAND OR LIKE TO TALK ABOUT UNDERSTAND OR LIKE TO TALK ABOUT DEBT AND THE DEFICIT. DEBT AND THE DEFICIT. IT DOESN’T MATTER TO THEM. IT DOESN’T MATTER TO THEM. WHEN THEY LOOK AT THIS MASSIVE WHEN THEY LOOK AT THIS MASSIVE CORPORATE TAX CUT, AND SAY IT CORPORATE TAX CUT, AND SAY IT DIDN’T SERVE ME, WHERE’S MY TAX DIDN’T SERVE ME, WHERE’S MY TAX CUT, THEY LOVE THE NOTION THAT CUT, THEY LOVE THE NOTION THAT THE PRESIDENT BRINGS UP ABOUT A THE PRESIDENT BRINGS UP ABOUT A MIDDLE CLASS TAX CUT. MIDDLE CLASS TAX CUT. REMEMBER, HE SAID WE’RE GOING TO REMEMBER, HE SAID WE’RE GOING TO WORK ON IT IN THE NEXT FEW WORK ON IT IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, LEAVING OUT THE FACT THAT WEEKS, LEAVING OUT THE FACT THAT CONGRESS WASN’T IN SESSION. CONGRESS WASN’T IN SESSION. HELP US UNDERSTAND HOW UNLIKELY HELP US UNDERSTAND HOW UNLIKELY IT IS TO GET THAT MIDDLE CLASS IT IS TO GET THAT MIDDLE CLASS TAX CUT AND THE COST INVOLVED. TAX CUT AND THE COST INVOLVED. IT’S NOT JUST LIKE THE IT’S NOT JUST LIKE THE GOVERNMENT CAN PULL A TAX CUT GOVERNMENT CAN PULL A TAX CUT AND IT COSTS NOTHING. AND IT COSTS NOTHING. THE MONEY HAS TO COME FROM THE MONEY HAS TO COME FROM SOMEWHERE. SOMEWHERE.>>WELL, ABSOLUTELY.>>WELL, ABSOLUTELY. SO FIRST OF ALL, IT IS SO FIRST OF ALL, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM TO DO A IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM TO DO A MIDDLE CLASS TAX CUT, THIS MIDDLE CLASS TAX CUT, THIS CONGRESS, JUST LIKE IT’S CONGRESS, JUST LIKE IT’S IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM TO REPEAL THE IMPOSSIBLE FOR HIM TO REPEAL THE 14th AMENDMENT. 14th AMENDMENT. IT’S JUST — THAT’S NOT THE WAY IT’S JUST — THAT’S NOT THE WAY WASHINGTON WORKS. WASHINGTON WORKS.>>LET’S SAY IT’S JANUARY AND>>LET’S SAY IT’S JANUARY AND PEOPLE SAY LISTEN, MAYBE HE’S PEOPLE SAY LISTEN, MAYBE HE’S NOT GOING TO GET IT DONE NOW BUT NOT GOING TO GET IT DONE NOW BUT NEXT YEAR HE WILL. NEXT YEAR HE WILL. GIVE US THE REAL CASE OF HOW GIVE US THE REAL CASE OF HOW UNLIKELY IT IS, GIVEN THE UNLIKELY IT IS, GIVEN THE SCENARIO WE ARE IN. SCENARIO WE ARE IN.>>I THINK IT’S VERY UNLIKELY.>>I THINK IT’S VERY UNLIKELY. HE HAD A CHANCE TO DO MIDDLE HE HAD A CHANCE TO DO MIDDLE CLASS TAX CUT BECAUSE HE PASSED CLASS TAX CUT BECAUSE HE PASSED A TAX BILL THAT WAS REALLY LIKE A TAX BILL THAT WAS REALLY LIKE MARGINS OF 100 TO 1 WERE FOCUSED MARGINS OF 100 TO 1 WERE FOCUSED ON WEALTHY PEOPLE AND ON WEALTHY PEOPLE AND CORPORATIONS. CORPORATIONS. THERE SHOULD BE A TAX CUT FOR THERE SHOULD BE A TAX CUT FOR WORKING WAGE PEOPLE IN THIS WORKING WAGE PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY. COUNTRY. HE HAD HIS CHANCE AND THAT HE HAD HIS CHANCE AND THAT CHANCE HAS GONE AWAY. CHANCE HAS GONE AWAY. I THINK THAT’S SOMETHING I THINK THAT’S SOMETHING DEMOCRATS SHOULD BE FOCUSING ON DEMOCRATS SHOULD BE FOCUSING ON IN 2020. IN 2020. IT SHOULD BE PAID FOR. IT SHOULD BE PAID FOR. IT SHOULD BE PAID FOR BY RAISING IT SHOULD BE PAID FOR BY RAISING TAXES ON PEOPLE WHO, YOU KNOW, TAXES ON PEOPLE WHO, YOU KNOW, GOT TAX CUTS UNDER THE TRUMP GOT TAX CUTS UNDER THE TRUMP PLAN WHICH WILL BE RETURNING TO PLAN WHICH WILL BE RETURNING TO THOSE OBAMA TAX RATES. THOSE OBAMA TAX RATES. YES, WE HAVE DEFICITS THAT ARE YES, WE HAVE DEFICITS THAT ARE ABOUT — APPROACHING $1 TRILLION ABOUT — APPROACHING $1 TRILLION PER YEAR. PER YEAR. IT WILL GET TO $1 TRILLION VERY IT WILL GET TO $1 TRILLION VERY SOON. SOON. AND THOSE ARE THE REALITIES. AND THOSE ARE THE REALITIES. WE HAVE TO FOCUS ON OPPORTUNITY WE HAVE TO FOCUS ON OPPORTUNITY ECONOMICS I THINK FOR DEMOCRATS ECONOMICS I THINK FOR DEMOCRATS IN 2020 TO PROVIDE MORE IN 2020 TO PROVIDE MORE OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO EARN A OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO EARN A GOOD LIFE WHERE THEY LIVE. GOOD LIFE WHERE THEY LIVE. THAT IS KEY. THAT IS KEY. I THINK FOR THIS COUNTRY AND FOR I THINK FOR THIS COUNTRY AND FOR DEMOCRATS POLITICAL FUTURE. DEMOCRATS POLITICAL FUTURE.>>OKAY, DAN, THEN GET REAL WITH>>OKAY, DAN, THEN GET REAL WITH ME. ME. IF THERE’S THIS IDEA THAT WE’RE IF THERE’S THIS IDEA THAT WE’RE GOING TO CREATE A MIDDLE CLASS GOING TO CREATE A MIDDLE CLASS TAX CUT WHO DOES PAY FOR IT? TAX CUT WHO DOES PAY FOR IT? THE COMPANIES OUT THERE THAT THE COMPANIES OUT THERE THAT JUST GOT THIS MASSIVE TAX CUT, JUST GOT THIS MASSIVE TAX CUT, THEY’RE NOT GOING TO PAY FOR IT. THEY’RE NOT GOING TO PAY FOR IT. THEY GOT A MASS VIVE TAX CUT. THEY GOT A MASS VIVE TAX CUT. STILL WITH THE INFLATION AND STILL WITH THE INFLATION AND TARIFFS, THEY’RE GOING TO PUSH TARIFFS, THEY’RE GOING TO PUSH THE PRICES EVEN HIGHER. THE PRICES EVEN HIGHER. THEY’RE NOT GOING TO PAY FOR THEY’RE NOT GOING TO PAY FOR ANYTHING HERE. ANYTHING HERE.>>THAT’S RIGHT, SO HIS BASE>>THAT’S RIGHT, SO HIS BASE PAYS FOR IT, RIGHT. PAYS FOR IT, RIGHT. WHAT DO THEY WANT TO DO? WHAT DO THEY WANT TO DO? THE FIRST MAJOR LEGISLATION THEY THE FIRST MAJOR LEGISLATION THEY WANTED TO DO LAST YEAR WAS WANTED TO DO LAST YEAR WAS REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMACARE. REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMACARE. ESSENTIALLY, THAT WAS JUST A ESSENTIALLY, THAT WAS JUST A TAKE BACK OF WHAT THEY BELIEVED TAKE BACK OF WHAT THEY BELIEVED TO BE ENTITLEMENT. TO BE ENTITLEMENT. IF THEY WERE TO GIVE THIS MIDDLE IF THEY WERE TO GIVE THIS MIDDLE CLASS TAX CUT, THEY’RE GOING TO CLASS TAX CUT, THEY’RE GOING TO CUT OUT A LOT OF STUFF ON THE CUT OUT A LOT OF STUFF ON THE OTHER SIDE. OTHER SIDE. AT THE END OF THE DAY, I DON’T AT THE END OF THE DAY, I DON’T THINK IT HELPS THE BASE. THINK IT HELPS THE BASE. TO THINK ABOUT HOUSING TO THINK ABOUT HOUSING AFFORDABILITY, MORTGAGE RATES. AFFORDABILITY, MORTGAGE RATES. 309 309 30 YEAR MORTGAGE JUST HIT 5%. 30 YEAR MORTGAGE JUST HIT 5%. HOUSING AFOURDFORDABILITY IS HOUSING AFOURDFORDABILITY IS BECOMING DIFFICULT. BECOMING DIFFICULT. HEALTH CARE AFFORDABILITY IS HEALTH CARE AFFORDABILITY IS BECOMING DIFFICULT. BECOMING DIFFICULT. IT’S OFFSETTING WAGE INFLATION IT’S OFFSETTING WAGE INFLATION AND WOULDN’T BENEFIT A TAX CUT AND WOULDN’T BENEFIT A TAX CUT AT THIS POINT GIVEN THE OTHER AT THIS POINT GIVEN THE OTHER FACTOR ZBRGS FACTOR ZBRGS FACTORS.

Comments (100)

  1. Don't come to Texas unless you have a stem degree (and an Arab or asian) or you will be flipping burgers ,delivering pizza or working in a 100 degree warehouse all day and most of the night…if you speak Spanish that is .

  2. Everyone keeps talking about the middle class when the majority of Americans are lower class (thanks Reagan.) Let's talk lower class. Housing is way out of control. There needs to be price caps on rentals. Real estate syndicates are bleeding the American worker dry. Regulation always helps the common person. Deregulation always helps the rich.

  3. And that's why the middle class is diminishing. Because you're either at the top flying high or you're scraping the bottom of the barrel. You know what stores that are doing GREAT right now? Tiffany's and Cartier….as well as the Dollar Store and Walmart. But stores whose business model is built specifically for the middle class like JcPenny or Sears or Macy's are closing stores by the hundreds. Some of that is because brick and mortar stores are closing everywhere in the age of Amazon, however that's not the whole reason. Alot of it is because wages are at the point where even if you're single with no kids but have rent, electricity, a car payment, car insurance and an internet service provider, at the end of the month, you're in the red. That's just for those items. It really sucks right now.

  4. Yep the statistics are true but it's from Obama's policies not Trump's sorry try again not only is he a liar but now he's also a thief stealing credit this person who's never had a job in his life or been in the military has no clue what real life is as a adult male American he's a mollycoddled little boy of privilege never done anything a man is expected to do

  5. There was never any need for a corporate tax cut. The corporations were already ditching their responsibilities by using loopholes and not-exactly-illegal cheats to shirk their dues. And there were no hardships for corporations — they're clearly doing just fine since we've got a few now in the Trillion Dollar categories with their CEOs not far behind that. If a corporation was in trouble would they still be paying out obscene bonuses to these CEOs who often do little more than keep a seat warm and collect their wealthfare? Meanwhile these same companies keep the wages of real workers at the lowest possible, in the best case scenarios they tease raises that are just peanuts compared to the value of work each employee actually contributes. These amazing profits don't come from nowhere — it's the hard work of the people at the bottom and the middle that those at the top use as a platform to prop their feet up on and make their daily gossip "business" phone call before their round of golf. If any company had real financial issues, they'd stop paying the CEOs so much, simple as that.

    Raise taxes on corporations, enforce those taxes, put limits on executive pay/bonuses/gifts, tie employee bonuses to a business's yearly profits so that everyone gets equally rewarded for contributing, regulate the stock market and banks so they don't get us all into a depression that never affects them. Give universal healthcare to everyone and either make college tuition free or provide substantial aid to everyone middle class and lower so that the less money you or your parents make the less you have to pay for college.
    Extend financial aid that covers groceries so that people who work don't have to ration their pantry because an employer is too much of a deadbeat to pay them a living wage on top of the cost of rent, car insurance, utilities, medical debt, etc.

  6. Isn't that how the Republicans became the party of the wealthy–keeping those wages low so they can hire these people to do all the back breaking work while the company and owner rake in the big profits.

  7. Says a multimillionaire like she knows anything

  8. This has been going on for decades. Trump is bringing jobs back. No other president did anything

  9. Yea. I’ve noticed that I see a lot of help wanted signs in my area. If you want to bag groceries or serve fast food, this big jobs boom is great for my area if you want minimum wage and low opportunity.

  10. Trump knows most politicians have always been liars, but he also knows they're amateurs compared to him. They're weakness is that they're afraid to get caught lying. Trump doesn't care about that, because he'll just call everyone else liars first and then lie about lying. Trump may not know anything about politics, how government works, or even how many states there are, but he has money, and he knows how to lie. Like every good con man, he knows most people aren't too bright and they'll believe what they want to believe. So why couldn't he just tell each group whatever it is they want to hear, and lie his way into the White House? It doesn't matter to Trump if his base are the poorest, most gullible, most desperate, and least educated people in America, as long as there's enough of them. He's not gonna hang out with them, or invite them to Mir-a-Lago, he just wants their votes.
    Trump doesn't want/have to give the middle class a tax cut, all he has to do is lie about wanting to give the middle class a tax cut. He knows that no matter what he says/does, half of American voters will believe him and the other half won't, so what difference does it make to him. When he doesn't do it he'll just blame the Dems for obstructing him. Lies, lies, and more lies.

  11. So what is the liberal terrorist agenda to improve America. Are you trying to lose the election on purpose or are you just so evil and filled with hate for America.

  12. Oh, but jobs and the economy….
    🙄

  13. 3 cents an hour isn't something to crow about.

  14. A job at McDonalds isn't intended to be a career.  It's a burger flipper job for high school kids.  Many jobs are like this.  It's dumb to try to raise the wage of all these job to a level at which a person can raise a family.

  15. That was a middle class tax cut.

  16. I know I heard that I think most of those places he mentioned are all part time jobs

  17. You already have jobs, fellow Americans! Why do you still want a living wage? You are so entitled.

    Fake News!

  18. prices are already gone up… why media aren't talk about this…

  19. 😂😂that was an amazing intro; wow tho crazy facts, too sad..

  20. The evaporation of the middle class iz inevitable az long az the wealthy rakez in cash like they do.😒

  21. The root cause of all of this is the '76 supreme courts dumb decision to give corporations the claim that they're "people" and money is "free speech". You wanna turn this country around? You start there until then, no President or congressman will part their lips from their donor gravy train.

  22. According to the actual documentation – Trumps Tax Plan states emphatically that the middle class is those individuals (not families) who make over $75,000 to $1million US dollars per year – you have all been conned. Those who signed off and voted for it make that much and they didn’t read it first.

  23. It's sad and a testament to the failure of network media it took over 40 years and hatred of trump to talk about this issue because all these news station firms and their parent firms have prospered greatly fromm the tax shift off of them and onto us all.

  24. Fake Report from Trump Daughter ok. she don't need to do other ppl job. #TheWhiteLie#

  25. But Obama said this is all because of him. Why aren't all these Obama created jobs better. Sorry MSNBC can't have it both ways.

  26. Republicans will take away Medicare.

  27. I’m in my 60s and I have never seen so many “Help Wanted” signs. The low unemployment rates will push up wages. The tax cut for both individuals and businesses has set the US on fire so to speak.

  28. My God, even MSNBC business is nothing but a bash Trump Fest.

  29. Hi Steph.👋.
    👉👉Patience democrats, patience.👍.

  30. TOP 5: Anti-Trump Smears Debunked! | Louder With Crowder https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kelTJgrO3tY

  31. So when Obama took credit for the great economy according to MSNBC he was lying on how great it is.

  32. Of which he says he will get a 10% tax cut for our middle class….what middle class? He can't even do that without congress in session…no executive order can do that, the legislative branch makes our laws, the executive branch signs them. Unless he thinks he can make and sign his own laws, is what's wrong with his thinking.

  33. I don’t see it. I’m going to get screwed when I loose a big part of my deductions from that lop sided tax cut. 🤬

  34. Why would anyone ask the President a question? Invitation to lie. There is no middle class tax cut, no opioid program, no drug price lowering program, no preservation of pre-existing conditions, no soldiers at the border, no doing away with citizenship birthright. All that would be done after the election, at which time not one President or Republican will remember any of these things.

  35. Trump is full of the shithole Whitehouse ! lol !

  36. Trump 2020! He saved us from Obama who was destroying this country. Wake up, it’s only going to get better.

  37. This "glorious news" is being paid for by looting the Social Security and Medicare trust funds. Throwing retirees under the bus is not making America great.

  38. New Rule: Until the deficit is gone, no tax cuts. Until the national debt is paid off, no tax cuts for the upper 10%.

  39. Ivanka is absolutely right. Employers are competing over workers.
    I saw a "Now hiring" sign today at both McDonalds AND Burger King.
    Way to go, America. You're great again.

  40. It's very easy to see where the money is going. Ridiculous amounts of military spending fighting foreign wars. Pull out of countries where we have no business, and put that money into improving our lives here.

  41. How to pay the Tax – cuts you ask. Simple, cut the Medicare – Medicaid and Social Security like, lets say 65%.. That should do it.
    If you vote Republican they will balance the budget this way.

  42. This is so true. Also, cars on the road are getting older and older. If things were great there would be new cars. My car is 18 years old and I had steady employment.

  43. End Social Security and Medicare, vote Red Republican.

  44. Democrats in power don't allow 100% of anyone to live middle class lifestyles. MSNBC must be delusional to think that anyone with a family and mortgage who lived through the Obama years doesn't recognize how much better things are now. Even people who work at restaurants are making more money due to the economy being better and more people eating out again. And hey everyone, check out the new hidden Project Veritas videos from the Beto campaign! GOOD STUFF!

  45. Unemployment is low because people have stopped looking for jobs and unemployment benefits have been cut off. There are no skilled ir well paying jobs to be had.

  46. Tax cuts for the middle class aren't going to happen. Drumph never had any intention of giving ANYTHING to the middle class. He promised it by November 1st. Uhhhh…. It's November 1st. Congress isn't even in session. The republicans are going to lose the house. When the democrats take the house Drumph is going to be impeached, which he richly deserves.

  47. Guess Obama didnt fix that either…maybe time to invest in infrastructure, education and health care? Maybe cut the military as well.

  48. We got a lying criminal family in the whitehouse , this is like having Paris Hilton as president.

  49. Survival of The Fitness.
    Learn from Israel. Guns versus Rocks.
    The Poorest 50% Can Die Young. Good For The Deficit. Jerusalem, America. Only For the Children Of The Rich.

  50. Republican are suckers. They didn't get taxes cut or jobs that pays. Suckers.

  51. Oooh it gets a lot worse… Remember that you used to be able to raise a whole family on one income ? Yeah………..

  52. No Jobs under OBAMA, Many Jobs under Trump, what else you got Hoe Bag ???????

  53. How much Illegal Aliens will this RICH LIBERAL PROPAGANDA DISTRIBUTOR take into her Mansion. ???? Thats what i thought . They want us to do all the heavy lifting while they sit behind walls with security. NO MORE FOR ME, IM VOTING TRUMP , DEMS SCREWED ME FOR YEARS,

  54. As a kid in Jersey City groups of kids used to take the metal trash can lids as shields and throw acorns at each other! Trump wanted the cops to shoot first to break these games up I guess! Scary!

  55. Raise the minimum wage.

  56. Taking 1/3 of peoples money by force keeps folks from being middle class.

  57. Obama brought us out of an economic disaster into this current prosperity. All drumpf has done is taken that momentum and shifted it in the direction of the wealthy, ensuring another collapse. #waitforit

  58. If you look at the market you'd think it's great but wages haven't grown in decades

  59. There is no freaking middle class. Ronald Reagan ended the middle class with trickle down 101. And Bush and Trump with 102 and 103.

  60. The right and the GOP state pull yourself up by your bootstraps there are plenty of well paid jobs for every American that is willing to work hard. Complete and utter BS.

  61. Trump tards love to be underpaid…..they love paying tariffs

  62. Trump cult members have convinced themselves that their lives are now great because of Trump, so why are they still so angry?

  63. President Trump delivers on the Lowest unemployment for Black Americans ever,For Hispanic Americans ever and an overall 50 year low and yet the FAKE news is still crying. If you want MOBS then vote for the democrats, If you want JOBS then vote for the Republicans. If you want to open our boarders to 15,000 invaders 80% men from lawless countries who are demanding entry, then vote democratic. If you want people to only enter our country legally thru our ports of entry, Vote Republican

  64. I have a great slogan for elections 2020 Lets do our tax like in 1950's you know those good old days …. old white dudes will be all in …. and you have a progressive taxation up to 91%. USA will have enough money for healthcare, enough money for universities.
    YES during the best years for many Americans the top 1% tier payed 91% tax.

  65. It takes 2 yrs for a new potus policies to take affect. Hold on to your horses trump supporters! Lol

  66. REPUBLICANS ARE THIEVES.

  67. I have made 5 millions from my 6. $ per hour job. With a little dark money. Trump made me rich

  68. I should not have to pay more than $400-450 a month for rent. I should not have to pay more than $50 a month for electricity. My insurances should be low. My food shouldn't cost an arm and a leg, either. And I shouldn't have to work for less than $800 a month.

  69. Ruhle is being especially annoying today.

  70. Wow. Finally some actual reporting from a cable news network.

  71. Rural areas don't have a lot of jobs that pay living wages. If you want a decent paying job you have to go to a city. A lot of people in rural communities have to commute a long ways for a better paying job

  72. This so called better economy is bull crap, it does not reflect on my checks. Stop the lies trump. He only gave tax breaks to corporations and the elite. 🤬

  73. When Stephanie says "the money has to come from somewhere," I have to ask the question, and it really is THE question: Where does money come from? It's not a trivial or simple question.

  74. FINALLY YOU PEOPLE TELL THE TRUTH.

  75. Really and yet we still dont have enough to live on

  76. the rich can afford all the yes-men politicians they need, the rest, according to the rich, can live their short lives of quiet desperation and just shut up and die off. divide and conquer never fails to keep a few in power.

  77. Secular Talk – Kyle Kulinski 👍

  78. More Winning Bigly!

  79. Obviously you should look at real wages.Those have barely moved.

  80. Good thing there are so many new jobs because then people can work several jobs and pay most of their bills. You are correct that there are no affordable childcare situations available. We hear claims that no one wants to work but no one mentions that women cannot work if there is no childcare.

  81. There is the rub they have created terrible jobs that doesn't pay anything.

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  83. What was the percentage 3 years ago when the Slim Kenyan was president?

  84. 62% of jobs dont pay enough to support a family but that has only become a problem under Trump somehow. If they spin any harder they will go back in time.

  85. Why not call it as it is, it's not upper class vs middle class it's aristocrats vs serfs, the republicans want a serf class to do the work and provide the taxes while they believe they are entitled to live tax free. Those who can't contribute to their masters get relegated to the peasant class, without any support or health care they are left to die off. The GOP have already made it so the highest earners get to keep their money tax free and pass it on to the next generation after they die, that is the basis for a national wealth shift and an aristocracy, the rich families just keep on getting richer while everyone else comes to exist just to support them. You Americans can change the names but the ideas behind them are still the same. Saying you have a democracy when the super rich get to buy your leaders and dictate policy is just delusional.

  86. Work 2 jobs to lives middle class

  87. Because of the left's high tax states ???

  88. MSNBC & CNN will Never be Honest with anyone about anything.
    NEVER!!!

  89. TRUMPS ARE DELUSIONAL!!!!! White AMERICAN MAN make suicide 3 times more often than EUROPE MAN …..even have a lot of problems!!!! WHY!!! EUROPE HAS FREE HEALTH AND MOSTLY FREE COLLEGE!!!

  90. Not one mention of the 20+Million cheap illegal laborers who have destroyed and replaced a once thriving blue collar middle class.

  91. Standard of living in america is very very high

  92. Hi y'all guy's? Answer me?

  93. What really salary in the America?Answer me guy's?

  94. Slave wage jobs why do you think they want illegal immigrants and open borders

  95. Democrats and their LYING MEDIA are about to get a wake up call from AG Barr. Many DIMS are going to jail.
    REAL America will give Trump a second term, and the DIMS and their fake news are helping him do it!

  96. American economy now is great, if you work and can afford food 3 times a day.

    America do not need Tax cut for Middle class, but Tax shift. Middle class pay no tax.

  97. Vote for us, and your wages will EVENTUALLY rise, the Republicans said. It was a scam. Voting for Republicans for 40+ years has brought the country to a position that workers' power to fight for wage increases is completely undercut. Surprise, surprise. STOP VOTING REPUBLICAN. They have literally been waging war on the working class and middle class for 40+ years. To be fair, the Democratic Party has been playing along. But the tide has shifted, and progressives are getting the Democratic Party to return to its roots. BLUE WAVE 2020

  98. Globalization was created to weakin the middle class and enrich companies and stock holders. We can not survive the rising cost without more jobs and raises. The cost of living is out of control

  99. It's not only what people make. It's also where you live and how much you are taxed. And still have to pay for school supplies and extra curricular activities while being taxed at elevated rates. Also when gas is 3.59 a gallon and you work 30 miles from home and median cost of living is what you actually what you pay and not some statistic being published. As I'm eating inflated priced food, typing on a over priced cell phone on a heavily taxed, fee laden service plan. I think a lot more of us are actually upper poor middle class.

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