Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Freakin' Halloween!



Dan 88!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Homer For President



Comment:
He's the most qualified so far.  He has my vote!

Dan 88!

Saturday, October 29, 2016

The Feast Of Samhain

October is almost over. What does that mean? Cooler weather, Autumn, and of course, Halloween. But what are the origins of this semi-holiday? Halloween is one of the few holidays of completely White origin, relatively uncontaminated by other races and cultures.

Halloween is actually an abbreviation of a Catholic term: All Hallow's Eve. It precedes the Catholic Holy Day of All Saints Day. This is a day when practising Catholics are required to attend Mass. But the origins of Halloween go back many centuries before Christianity.

The day we observe as Halloween originated in the British Isles among the Celtic peoples. They called it the Feast Of Samhain (pronounced sow-WEN in Gaelic). Samhain was the Celtic ruler of the Underworld. On this night, Samhain would open the gates of the Underworld, and spirits, both good and evil would walk the Earth. It was a night of masques and bale fires when anything was possible and nothing was quite as it seemed.  It was the time when the walls between the world of the living and the world of the dead were thinnest.

If people had to go out on this night, they wore masques so that if they encountered an evil spirit, it would think that they were one of them and leave them alone. Jack-O-Lanterns were carved and lit to frighten evil spirits away. However, interestingly enough, pumpkins were not used. The pumpkin is a New World vegetable, and the ancient Celts had no knowledge of them. Other gourd type vegetables such as turnips and squash were used.

They also lit bale fires and would make sacrifices of animals, and sometimes humans to welcome the return of the dead.

As time passed, and pagan beliefs were replaced by Christian Doctrine, and many of the old Celtic traditions went the way of the dinosaur. Some were turned into days of pure amusement, such as Halloween. Now the masques are used by children to get candy from their neighbours, instead of frightening evil spirits away. The same with Jack-O-Lanterns. Images of Samhain have been replaced by that of the Devil, witches, ghosts, and goblins.

A few Christian denominations consider Halloween the Devil's day, and they take it very seriously. In reality, it is not Satanic, but a pagan festival which no one takes seriously any longer. It's a night of fun to be enjoyed by all. Happy Halloween everyone!

Dan 88!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Berkeley protesters demand 'spaces of color,' harass white students trying to pass

By Lukas Mikelionis
Published October 24, 2016


Left-wing students at the University of California, Berkeley are protesting again. This time, however, these students are calling for “safe spaces” for transgendered people, as well as “spaces of color” at the University (which they already have).


The protesters are also harassing white students trying to study, barring their path across a key bridge while allowing students of color safe passage.


The protest, which began last Friday, blocked Berkeley’s Sather Gate, disrupted studying students in the Student Union, and blocked traffic at the intersection of Telegraph and Bancroft in front of campus.
In video of the protest, the so-called anti-racism protesters were seen denying passage across the bridge to white students — shouting “go around” — while happily allowing students of color to pass through.
After blocking the bridge, the protesting students moved towards the front of campus to occupy the front of the student store, because they felt it interfered with their “safe spaces”.
Comment:
Years ago liberals said we were being paranoid when we said if something isn't done non-Whites would take over and make us the vms of the same discrimination they were suffering.  Well here it is.
We were NOT being paranoid.  Indeed, we were being prophetic.

If you are not already fighting back, you had better damn well start because this is only the beginning.  If they are allowed to get away with this it will only serve to embolden them.  We have to start pushing back and hard.
Just what WILL it take for you to fight back White Man (or Woman)?
Dan 88!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

October Report

I haven't done a report for awhile so I thought it was about time.

October is almost over.  Halloween is almost here.  Once again I want to encourage everyone to drink responsibly this weekend.  If you do drink too much, I urge you not to drive.  You won't do the cause much good if you're dead or in a jail cell.

You should be receiving your copy of The White Worker any time now if you haven't received it already.  If you don't get it you know why.  You didn't keep up with your pledge.  You can start getting it again by sending in your pledges.  If you say you believe in the cause, the first thing you have to do is put your money where your mouth is.  Remember, no ANP officer makes a single dime from your pledges.  It all goes for party expenses.  Hey, if I was making any money from this I wouldn't be cleaning up after all the slob tenants at the mobile home park I do maintenance for.  Sorry, I shouldn't complain.  I'm the one who chose to get out of teaching.  I just couldn't take the liberal BS anymore.  At least I don't have that crap to deal with, just the tenant's crap. LOL

Also, the weather is getting cooler, but we're not freezing our butts off just yet.  We can still get out there and give out that literature, so let's get it done.

Election day is not too far off.  Normally I don't put all that much importance on the candidates, but I do on the elections.  For example, here in California the liberals are trying to pass Prop. 56 which will impose an additional $2 a pack tax on cigarettes.  If it passes a carton of cigs will jump up another $20.  If you smoke and fail to vote, don't be crying when your cigs start costing you a small fortune.  And what's worse, the tax will be used to prop up the failing Obamacare system.

Tip:  If it does pass, buy your smokes on the internet.  The shipping charge will be less than the new tax and you'll get the satisfaction of knowing that you're not contributing to save Obamacare.
  
You know, the Constitution says that excessive taxes shall not be levied.  With Prop. 56, with the cost of every pack/carton, 80 percent of what you pay will be tax.  The final straw that sparked the American Revolution was a 75 percent tax England imposed on our retail goods.  So much for the Constitution.

Finally, Sense And Sensibility has hit the 267,653 after being in existence for five and a half years.  Thanks to everyone.  You have all helped to make this one of the most popular sites on the net.

Dan 88!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Meine Ehre heißt Treue - Waffen ϟϟ Tribute



Comment:  

I thought everyone would enjoy this.

For those of you who don't know, the title is the SS motto "My Honour Is Loyalty".

Dan 88!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

British aristocrat was so close to Adolf Hitler Eva Braun viewed her as a love rival

By ALLAN HALL IN BERLIN FOR THE DAILY MAIL
PUBLISHED: 18:39 EST, 9 October 2016 | UPDATED: 21:56 EST, 9 October 2016

The first German book about British aristocrat and Hitler groupie Unity Mitford reveals that the Führer was so obsessed with her that he met her 140 times while in the middle of preparing for World War Two.

Hitler was as spellbound by Unity - one of the famous ‘It’ girls of the 1930s - as she was by him.

The first German biography to deal with this mutual attraction is published this week entitled: ‘I was leafing through Vogue when the Führer spoke to me.'

Hitler, Unity Mitford and SA Obergruppenfuhrer Franz von Pfeffer, pictures in Bayreuth, 1936

Bestselling political science author Michaela Karl tells how the bond was forged at Hitler’s favourite Munich restaurant, the Osteria Bavaria, on February 9 1935.

Unity wrote to her sister Diana: 'At 3.00pm I was done with eating when the Führer came in wearing his sweet trench coat and sat down with two other men at his table.

'I was leafing through vogue when ten minutes after his arrival the innkeeper came over and said that the leader "wants to talk to you."'

Bestselling political science author Michaela Karl tells how the bond was forged at Hitler¿s favourite Munich restaurant

Author Karl said; 'Between 1935 and 1939 Hitler and unity met every ten days - for a busy dictator, who at the same time was preparing for a world war, it was a total of 140 times, therefore surprisingly often.'

Soon he took her to the Wagner Festival to Bayreuth, to the Nuremberg rally and other grand events of Nazism. 

'Unity quickly belonged to the inner circle,' added Karl. 'In England she is still well known but in Germany just a footnote in history.'

Hitler’s architect, Albert Speer, later described Unity: 'She was a very intelligent woman and had her own head, not a type like Eva Braun, who was interested in nothing.'

But Hitler’s secret girlfriend, who would marry him as Berlin collapsed in 1945 to become his bride of one day before killing herself with him, viewed Unity as a rival.

On May 10, 1934, the 23 year old Eva wrote in her diary that the wife of Hitler’s personal photographer Heinrich Hoffmann had told her about Unity. Eva penned: 'Mrs. Hoffmann, tactlessly and lovingly, told me he has a replacement for me now.

Unity Mitford an English aristocratic beauty passionately devoted to Hitler

'Finally he could know me so well, that I could put him never something in the way of him, when he discovered he wanted his heart for another.'

A failed suicide bid by Eva in 1935 was interpreted by many as an act of jealousy against Unity.

When Hitler was planning to swallow up Austria in 1938, Unity wrote to her cousin Winston Churchill: 'Dear cousin Winston. The idea that Germany is attempting to devour the poor, little Austria, struggling for its independence, is highly ridiculous for all Austrians.'


In May 1939, Hitler organised for her a three bedroomed apartment in the Schwabing district of Munich. Jews who lived in the apartment block went abroad a short time afterwards and Unity put two huge swastika flags up in the bedroom.


Joseph Kennedy Jr., the son of the US Ambassador in London and elder brother of John F. Kennedy, wrote after meeting her there 'Mitford is convinced that the conflict with England and the United States is, above all, the fault of Jewish propaganda and the only way to solve it was to throw out the Jews.'

When France and England declared war on Germany in September 1939 her world collapsed. What exactly happened after that remains murky: probably on the same day of the declaration Unity shot herself in the head in the English Garden in Munich.

Hitler arranged for her to be placed in the best hospital in Munich for treatment and visited her there on November 8 - the night that carpenter George Elser tried to kill him with a bomb at the Bürgerbräukeller where he was speaking.

He had left early to visit her and escaped death by 13 minutes. Eight people died in the blast.

Unity was repatriated to Britain where she died from her wounds in May 1948.

Comment:

Funny how we rarely get to hear things like this.  A very interesting woman and obviously highly intelligent.

This is yet another thing that dispells the myth that Hitler hated all non-Germans.

BTW, two more months until Christmas!

Dan 88!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Protest against the Islamization of Europe

The following is from a speech by John Sponsor, Secretary General of Nacionalismo Renavador, Portugal for Portuguese.

Please excuse the incorrect grammar.  The page was translated from Portuguese and these translating programs aren't 100 percent.

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First of all, I want to thank you for your presence here with us!

If we are on vacation and on Saturday afternoon, it's because the subject is serious. Hordes of barbarians invade Europe again! The invasion is underway and without contemplations. We are invaded by thugs barbarians who do not even want to share our values; the eggs have hatched!
The value of life, these killers do not respect. Only violence that impose legitimizes the real reason for a clear-cut agenda: destruction of civilizational values ​​of Europe and the genocide of its people, who do not subjugate the Islamic law.
Innocence is over! No one believes that it is tolerance and integration to combat this scourge, on the contrary, we must be brave and say that we do not accept these values ​​of death, this intransigence culture. We do not accept the obligation to receive and cherish murderers, rapists respect nothing, except your Allah urging them to kill infidels, in verses of a book with various interpretations.
Europe has this 'cancer' to treat. Over the years they left the plague-spreading, which cheap !, now much more difficult to solve, but not impossible ...
Islamists can not continue their free walk to the establishment of a caliphate in our Europe, it is what it is.Our rulers have to be agreed and we have to say we do not want to live like subjugated to fear and terror.
We want and defend a free and secure Europe with the values ​​of always, respect for life, the difference of opinion.
In Portugal, this fight has to be done and that we who have the courage to lead and say we do not want more mosques in our territory; not we covenant with the close-of-eyes of our rulers and potential terror grows.
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Only the PNR is the solution!
Comment:
National Socialist values have reached Portugal.  Now Sr. Sponsor officially denies being NS, but that is just a front.  He doesn't want to be discredited by being labeled a "Nutzi".  Just read what he has to say and you'll see he's talking NS values.
More and more Europeans are beginning to understand that they are being destroyed by the invading hordes and only National Socialism can stop it.
The same is happening here in the United States.  We are being invaded by Mestizo hordes looking for a "better life" - at our expense.  The more of them that arrive here, the less there is for us.
Portugal for Portuguese and America for Americans!  Works for me!
Dan 88!

Sunday, October 23, 2016

The Two Party System

Introduction:

In the Simpson's 1996 Halloween Special, aliens Kang and Kodos land on Earth and kidnap candidates Bill Clinton and Bob Dole and disguise themselves and take their places.  It's up to Homer to expose them.

What Kang says to the people after he and Kodos are exposed is unfortunately typical thinking for the American voter.


Dan 88!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Proof of Black Nazis - How Many Other Lies Are Told About Germany?

Introduction:

"German racialism has been deliberately distorted. It never was an anti-"other race" racialism. It was a pro-German racialism. It was concerned with making the German race strong and healthy in every way. Hitler was not interested in having millions of degenerates, if it was in his power not to have them. Today one finds rampant alcohol and drug addiction everywhere. Hitler cared that the German families be healthy, cared that they raise healthy children for the renewal of a healthy nation. German racialism meant re-discovering the creative values of their own race, re-discovering their culture. It was a search for excellence, a noble idea. National Socialist racialism was not against the other races, it was for its own race. It aimed at defending and improving its race, and wished that all other races did the same for themselves." - Léon Degrelle, Waffen-SS Standartenführer.


Dan 88!


Friday, October 21, 2016

UK-bound Calais migrants branded dangerous and violent by TV reporters they tried to kill

By 

CALAIS, France migrants in the camp known as the Jungle attacked investigative reporters and robbed them of their camera in a “violent and dangerous” brawl before they made their bid for Britain.

With no thought for the lives of the TV crew knife-wielding mob launched a vicious assault with stones, knives and sticks before they attempted to sneak onto lorries bound for the UK, according to the investigative reporters.
During the attack, which took place at a petrol station near the notorious Jungle camp in Calais at around 10.30pm, the reporters were left “cut, bruised and without one of their cameras”. 
Mark Stone, who reports for Sky News, said: “We had been welcomed earlier by the migrants, we felt no threat. 
“We spotted them and filmed briefly, but then two dozen turned up. Rocks were thrown followed by a sustained attack with knives and sticks until we reached our car - cut, bruised and without one of our cameras. 
“What we experienced last night was frightening. These men are evidently violent and they're dangerous. They wrestled us to the ground and they hit us.” 
He added: “It is not unusual. It is happening here on a nightly basis.” 
CCTV footage and video obtained by the reporters shows strewn bottles and sleeping bags in a ditch, where the migrants are thought to wait before they make their bid for the UK. 
Mr Stone said authorities had to be on alert for the vicious actions of “very, very violent people".
He added: “The authorities have no real grip on this. Vulnerable people are suffering and the violent core is free to roam.
"Many are desperate, most are desperate and then there is the violent hardcore who are intent on violence not just here in Calais. 
“That is one of the consequences of having a large and illegal encampment existing. 
“Calais is bigger in population is bigger that it has ever been.”
In July official figures showed one migrant is caught trying to sneak into the UK every six minutes – with 84,088 detentions at our borders last year. 
This weekend, unaccompanied migrant children from the Jungle began arriving in Britain.
Comment:
These are the kind of Third World Trash that want to get into Britain and the United States, and we're supposed to welcome them because "they have endured great hardship".  I guess we're supposed to put up with their inappropriate behaviour, and give them a free pass on anything they want to do because they have "suffered".  Bullshit.
Regardless of how desperate someone is, violent behaviour cannot be tolerated or excused.  We need to keep these people out, not welcome them.
Frankly, I wish we could build a wall around the entire country and to hell with how "unfriendly" that looks.  I don't want to be friends with The Third World, I want them to fear us.
There was a video I was not able to embed.  Anyone interested in seeing it can follow this link:  http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/722040/Calais-Jungle-migrant-sky-news-reporter-attack-lorry-Britain
Dan 88!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

LAWSUIT CHARGES DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY IGNORED OUR NATION'S PREEMINENT ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

We The People Rising
October 17, 2016

(Washington, D.C.) - Today, the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) filed a lawsuit in the US District Court for the Southern District of California against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for ignoring our nation's preeminent environmental law, the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). For the last 46 years, NEPA has required any agency considering an action that will affect the environment to analyze and publicize those effects. IRLI represents Whitewater Draw Natural Resource Conservation District, Arizona Association of Conservation Districts, Californians for Population Stabilization, New Mexico Cattle Growers' Association, and four other plaintiffs against DHS, which has failed to investigate the environmental impact of our nation's immigration policies.

Julie B. Axelrod, IRLI's lead counsel on the case, says, "Our lawsuit will demonstrate that legal and illegal immigration have a very significant impact on the environment, which DHS has spent the last 46 years ignoring."

DHS, like its predecessor agency Immigration and Naturalization Service, has never considered or analyzed the enormous "impacts to the human environment" of legal and illegal immigration, as required by NEPA. Between 1990 and 2010, the US population grew by over 61 million people due to expansive immigration policies and lax enforcement--yet even over this intense period of immigration, DHS ignored NEPA's requirement to conduct analysis on the environmental impacts. DHS regulations do not address or even acknowledge that unauthorized border crossing itself damages the environment.

Former Governor of Colorado Richard Lamm of Denver, a member of one of the plaintiffs in the suit, said, "Conservatives and liberals alike should be shocked at the environmental effects of out-of-control immigration. It is environmental malpractice to ignore immigration."

Dale L. Wilcox, IRLI's Executive Director, states, "The immigration policies implemented by DHS have had an enormous impact on the environment by causing explosive population growth. Yet DHS has ignored NEPA, the bedrock of the nation's environmental statutory framework, for decades."

Additional information about the filed complaint can be found here:
http://www.irli.org/nepa.

http://view.irlimail.irli.org/?qs=eb08e833022b04597c34ad8378402517a1c2cc5
bcc1e38aca1cfcbf88984e9bd637c3c0bd128b4e3d567db739a99a5ae0bf12f112066b3786fba8a8c7cb205a7

Comment:

This is probably a waste of time, but who knows?  At least it is further proof that Americans are getting fed up with things and are starting to make a real noise.  The question is, will the government hear them?  My instinct is to say probably not.

At least someone is doing something instead of sitting on their asses watching TV and saying, "Well there's nothing that I can do about it."

Every so often I reprint this because it really says a lot:

This is a little story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody.

There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. 

Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did it.  

Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody's job.  

Everybody thought that Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn't do it.  

It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.   

That just about says it all.

Dan 88!  

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

First Half 2016: Anti-Semitism Skyrockets on U.S. College Campuses

By  • 

Anti-Semitic activity on college campuses with the largest Jewish undergraduate enrollment drastically increased during the first half of 2016 compared to the same time last year, reports anti-Semitism watchdog group AMCHA Initiative.
After examining over 100 public and private colleges and universities from January through June of 2016, the study found 287 anti-Semitic incidents occurred at 64 schools, compared to 198 occurrences that took place during the same time last year, reflecting a 45 percent increase.

“The growing problem of campus anti-Semitism is no doubt a serious threat facing the Jewish community. But this disturbing and dangerous spike and the bolder, more brazen methods of those perpetrating this hate are particularly alarming,” warned Tammi Rossman-Benjamin, AMCHA Initiative director and co-founder.
The AMCHA report, which uses the definition of anti-Semitism established by the U.S. State Department, revealed that campus events denying the right of Israel to exist—which nearly tripled in 2016 compared to 2015—correlate directly with “conduct that targeted Jewish students for harm.”
The study confirmed the rapidly-growing correlation between anti-Semitism and activism on the part of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.
This year, the student governments of 10 schools in the study took up anti-Israel divestment resolutions. Of these 10 schools, eight showed the largest increase in anti-Semitism from 2015 to 2016. Conversely, 7 of the 9 schools in the 2015 study that considered or voted on divestment resolutions showed a drastic decrease in anti-Semitic activity this year when no divestment resolution was considered.
“Instead of just boycotting Israel, the anti-Zionists are now boycotting Jewish students,” stated Professor Leila Beckwith, AMCHA co-founder and one of the study’s lead researchers.
“Sadly, all too often it is not debate but hate. The lines between political discussions on Israeli policy and discrimination toward Jewish students are being blurred. Anti-Zionists are attempting to harm, alienate and ostracize Jewish students; it is Jewish students’ civil rights that are being trampled.  To properly address this rise in anti-Jewish bigotry, universities must adopt a proper definition of contemporary anti-Semitism and use it to educate the campus community about the distinct line between criticism of Israeli policies and discrimination against Jewish people.”
The report findings—especially the relationship between BDS activity and anti-Semitic incidents—came as no surprise to David Brog, Executive Director of the anti-BDS education group, Maccabee Task Force.
Brog told the Haym Salomon Center, “BDS is fueling an all-out effort to portray Israel as the world’s most monstrous abuser of human rights. For the idiots who believe this, it is but a short logical leap to the conclusion that those who defend Israel—primarily Jewish students—must themselves be monsters. The link between BDS and anti-Semitism is crystal clear. BDS is an inherently anti-Semitic movement that multiplies anti-Semitism wherever it goes.”
The schools with the largest increase in anti-Semitic activity are Columbia University, Vassar College and the University of Chicago.
Columbia and Vassar each had 20 documented incidents of anti-Semitism, increasing from two and three, respectively from the same time last year. University of Chicago jumped from two to 14 incidents. New York University and the University of Minnesota rounded out the campuses with the largest increase in anti-Semitic activity.
The study looked at 113 schools identified by Hillel International as the public and private colleges and universities in the United States with the largest populations of Jewish students. The schools investigated in the 2015 study were included in the latest report.
AMCHA’s report included recommendations for university administrators on how to combat anti-Semitism and protect Jewish students. Their recommendations included adopting a definition of anti-Semitism that identifies all forms of bigotry toward Jews, including when criticism of Israel crosses the line into anti-Semitism. They also recommended allocating resources to educate students and faculty about contemporary forms of anti-Semitism and anti-Jewish discrimination.
With First Amendment rights of Jewish students also being thwarted, AMCHA suggested schools establish clear guidelines about free speech protected under the First Amendment and conduct which violates others’ civil rights—including disrupting or shutting down campus events and interfering with the rights of those you disagree with to assemble.
The worst offenders are Columbia University (New York), Vassar College (New York), and the University of Chicago.
Comment:

My biggest question is why are these incidents increasing?  Despite what the liberals would have us believe, people are becoming LESS tolerant of diversity, not more.

Also, more and more people are beginning to see just how much of a threat Zionism is to the Aryan people, as well as other non-Jewish races.


This is making the Zionists very unhappy.  Right now their influence on the world is more financial than anything else.  It's like pulling the strings of the leaders rather than being the actual leaders.  They are wanting to move more into the open and out of the shadows, but people are getting wise to them and they don't like it.
Hopefully, more and more non-Jews will realize that National Socialism is their only protection from a Zionist takeover.  The Zionists themselves are well aware of this.  That's why they hate us and are determined to either destroy us or keep us on the fringes of society.
As things are, we are not an actual threat to them right now, but we are a theoretical threat.  The chance that we may once again become an actual threat to them is a chance they dare not take.
Dan 88!

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

7 Reasons the Middle Class Is in Serious Trouble

Sean Williams 
Sep 17, 2016 at 2:21PM

The United States is often thought of as a country built upon the backbone of working, middle-class Americans. But truth be told, the middle class is stuck in neutral, if not outright disappearing.
According to an analysis released by Pew Research Center earlier this year, 203 of the 229 major U.S. metropolitan areas it surveyed between 2000 and 2014 showed a decline in middle-class families. In other words, families are either ascending the rungs of the socioeconomic ladder into more specialized jobs with higher income, or they're falling into lower-income groups. This is a nationwide trend that's pretty much been ongoing for at least the past three decades.
What's really wrong with the middle class likely boils down to these seven issues.

1. Stagnant wage growth

One of the biggest challenges for middle-class families is they've watched their wages grow on a nominal basis but stay relatively stagnant on an inflation-adjusted basis. Based on data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and interpreted by the Pew Research Center, nominal wages for average hourly workers jumped better than 700% between 1964 and 2014 to $20.67 an hour. However, when factoring in the effects of inflation over those 50 years, real wages grew by less than 8%.
Meanwhile, the cost to attend college or get medical care is handily outpacing wage growth. Between 2005 and 2015, medical care inflation outpaced the Consumer Price Index (a measure of inflation that wage growth is often tied to) in all but one year. College tuition costs have jumped even faster, with a nominal increase observed between 1978 and 2008 of 1,120%. A college degree can be vital to obtaining a well-paying job and having advancement opportunities, while access to medical care can lead to a healthier and longer life. Both access to college and medical care are being challenged by their rapid rates of inflation relative to wage growth.

2. High levels of debt

Another issue for middle-class families is that they're getting too liberal when it comes to their usage of credit.
A survey commissioned by the Federal Reserve every three years, known as the Survey of Consumer Finances, observed that the debt burden of the average middle-class household in 2013 was 122% of annual household income. Although this is down from a peak of more than 140% in 2010, it's nearly double the debt burden of American families in 1989.
High levels of debt can be a major concern for middle-class families, since high debt can divert dollars that should be saved for retirement to paying bills instead. Without a balanced budget and some wherewithal to stick to it, middle-class families could struggle to dig themselves out of a large debt-driven hole.



3. Historically low lending rates

The Federal Reserve's interest-rate policy has been great news for existing and new homeowners looking to take advantage of great rates, and businesses that've used the access to cheap capital to expand their operations, hire, and even acquire.
Who hasn't particularly appreciated the Fed's monetary policy since December 2008 is the middle class. Though some middle-class families have benefited from low mortgage rates, the overall effect on "America's backbone" has been negative, with yields on bank CDs, savings accounts, checking accounts, and U.S. Treasury bonds tracking near all-time lows. Middle-class consumers have counted on the guaranteed income of interest-bearing assets for years, but they've been let down recently by nominal growth rates that are underperforming relative to inflation, leading to real money losses and reduced purchasing power.
With the stock market plunge during the Great Recession still fresh in the minds of some middle-class families, some simply can't find a way to generate positive real returns.

4. Poor savings habits

Another bit of self-sabotage from those in the middle class is their inability to save a sufficient amount of their annual income. According to the St. Louis Federal Reserve, the personal savings rate in the U.S. as of July was a meager 5.7%. This is half of what the U.S. savings rate was 50 years ago. However, this figure takes into account all workers.
Based on a working paper titled "Wealth Inequality in the United States Since 1913: Evidence From Capitalized Income Tax Data," written by Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman, the bottom 90% of Americans in terms of income have historically saved just 4% of their annual income. It could be that high debt levels are preventing middle-class Americans from saving, or it could be something as simple as households operating without a working budget. Either way, the middle class doesn't get a passing grade in the savings department.

5. Growing income inequality

Building a bit on the aforementioned point is the that income inequality between the upper-class and middle-class is widening in America. The 2015 Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report found that while the middle class in the U.S. has the highest total wealth of the 21 countries it individually examined, the U.S. middle class ranked dead last of the 21 countries in terms of the total share of wealth held, with 19.6%.
Why's this a problem? As mentioned earlier, having a lower income can make it difficult to afford the things that make it possible to climb the socioeconomic ladder, such as a college education. Upper-income folks also tend to live longer because their income isn't an obstacle to receiving medical care, whereas it can be for everyone else.

6. Lingering Great Recession woes

The middle class can also probably point to the lingering effects of the Great Recession for why they're stuck in neutral.
Home prices, which historically outpaced inflation by a very narrow margin between 1890 and 1997, surged in the decade between 1997 and 2007, only to come crashing back down. In many instances, the net wealth of middle-class families was predominantly derived from their equity in their primary residence. With home prices still well below their 2007 peak, the net worth of middle-class families has taken a hit.
Between 2000 and 2014, median income for middle-class households dipped by 4%. However, when taking into account growing debt, stagnant income, and falling home prices, the actual median wealth of American middle-class households dropped by 28% between 2001 and 2013.

7. Growing reliance on part-time work

The final issue for the middle class is that the opportunity to land a well-paying job is spotty, at best.
Based on data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 6 million people in August 2016 were part-time workers for economic reasons. In layman's terms, these are people who works under 35 hours a week but aren't part-time by choice. They'd rather be full-time workers but can't seem to find a job to suit their needs and skills. Though this figure has fallen from a peak of more than 9 million during the Great Recession, we'd have to go back to 1993 to find the last time more than 6 million people were part-time for economic reasons.
If businesses continue to seek highly skilled workers, but those jobs are either isolated in certain parts of the country, or middle-class consumers don't have access to a college education to obtain the appropriate skills because of the rising cost of college, it makes landing a well-paying job very difficult.
If the middle class doesn't get smarter with its money (i.e., budgeting, saving more, and investing in the stock market for the long term), this former backbone of the American economy may continue to wither away.
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No comment, but some ideas.

If I had the political power, this is what I would do.
1.  Stagnant Wage Growth
Now I'm not talking about incentive raises, or raises because of promotions, but ordinary cost of living raises.  I would require by law employers to key wages to the Comsumer Price Index. The CPI is an indicator of the cost of living.  If the cost of living goes up, then wages would go up.  If the cost of living is stable, then no cost of living raise because it isn't necessary.  If you want a raise anyway you'll have to get a promotion or something.  Mom and Pop operations would be exempt because they are small and may be financially unable to comply with the law.  But to keep the record straight they would have to apply for an exemption.
2.  High Levels Of Debt
I would do away with all usury lending.  All loans would be interest free.  A flat rate would be charged.  How much would be dictated by the amount of the loan.  All junk fees would be abolished.  There is no justifiable reason to charge a $35 late penalty.  Five dollars seems fair to me.  After all if there were no late penalties at all, most people would not bother to pay their loans back.  This would apply to credit cards as well.  There would be an annual fee but no interest.  Said fee would be set according to the credit limit.
3.  Historically Low Lending Rates
This is an easy one.  The Central Bank would be government owned, and not private for profit businesses like the Federal Reserve. 
4.  Poor Savings Habits
This is one I can't do anything about.  Some people can't afford to save.  But others who can often don't and blow the money they could use for savings.  I can't do anything about stupidity.
5.  Growing Income Inequality
Since a college education is a critical factor in this, college would be free for all.  There would still be private colleges, but there would also be a public college system like there is with grades K-12.
6.  Lingering Great Recession Woes
If we can transform our unsustainable economic system into a sustainable one, this problem will fix itself in due time.  People will eventually have confidence in the new system and fears of inflation, deflation, recession, and depression will fade.
7.  Growing Reliance On Part Time Work
Once we change the system there will be plenty of jobs for all and reliance on part time jobs for a living will no longer be a problem.  Part time jobs will once again serve their original purpose:  As a source of extra income for someone who has a full time job, a spouse who is basically a homemaker (no gender assigned here) but wants to earn extra money, or for teenagers who want to earn some money and gain work experience.
Now I've already admitted I'm no financial expert.  If I were in charge, I'd appoint experts who would know how to make all of this work and make any minor adjustments as is practically necessary.
In a nutshell, the system will put a strict leash on unbridled greed and lust for power.  I believe that greed and a desire for power are natural instrincts.  No matter what it is, we always seem to want more.  The only solution is to regulate and control these impulses by law.
Dan 88!