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The only chart you need to see why Obama and the Ds will slash Social Security if they can

(From that Hacker and Peirson's Book, Winner Take All). Obama, and the Ds, are just being responsive to their true constituency -- their owners. And both parties hate the poor. But notice the split in the middle class, and how it changes over time. Elizabeth Warren, I would think, is meant to handle temporary perception problems until the looting is over. The rich think our money is theirs, and the Ds are with them. Too bad, so sad.

NOTE Valley Girl made the chart. More discussion here.

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Submitted by lambert on

That is the flip side of caching* that makes the page load so much faster for users who are not logged in. (So, if we get a link from somewhere like Yves, with a lot of people who have never been here before and don't have accounts, the page loads very quickly and they are not discouraged.)

The moral of the story is that if you want up-to-the minute content, log in. Now that the login is or should be basically forever, again, this should no longer be an issue.

NOTE * Caching means this: Every page on the site is constructed out of many tiny bits, "on the fly," dynamically. That is what the hamsters do in their cages. This is a real feature -- it's why, for example, the Random Links change on every page build; the pages are built dynamically. However, constructing pages like that is work, so it takes time. So, for users who are not logged in, a page, having been built, is stored ("cached") once rather than being reconstructed every time. Then the cache is periodically "flushed," and the newest content shows up.

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Submitted by lizpolaris on

The only chart you need to see why Obama and the Ds will slash Social Security if they can as soon as possible after the election.

Submitted by Randall Kohn on

They portray the Republicans - to some extent - as genuine champions of the middle class, in contrast to the Democrats.

However, considering that Republicans are even more devoted to free trade than Democrats are, I wonder about the accuracy of the charts themselves.