Killer Politics: How Big Money and Bad Politics Are Destroying the Great American Middle Class

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Hyperion Books, 2010 - Business & Economics - 206 pages
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According to Ed Schultz, the malicious contest for America's soul is not between Democrats and Republicans. That battle is a decoy. The real war is big money versus the everyday American: The greatest heist in history has been going on right under our noses---an unprecedented transfer of wealth from the American middle class into the pockets of the super wealthy.

That's why it's easy to rally support in Washington if it helps out corporations, but any legislation designed to give the average American a break results in instant gridlock. The banks, the health care industry, and the oil monopolies co-own the Senate. What the election of Barack Obama has revealed, plain as day, is how entrenched and powerful big money interests have become.

In Killer Politics, Ed Schultz pulls the wool back from our eyes, shows us what the state of the middle class really is, and gives us the tools we need to fight back.

The middle class, where the greatness of this nation is rooted, is under siege by an increasingly unethical system, managed by economic vampires who are sucking the lifeblood out of the American family and ripping the heart out of democracy itself

This is it, folks the moment of truth. This will be the moment historians will look back upon and either say it was the moment this great ship of state corrected its course, or the moment it sailed completely away from its democratic ideals.

To succeed, we have to reach back and rediscover our greatness. Progress may not come as fast as we, in our impatience and impertinence, demand. But if we are patient and persistent, it will come.

All good things in life require a heavy lift, so roll up your sleeves. We are not done yet.

According to a 2008 Pew Report, more than half of all Americans self-identify as middle class---but the actual number of Americans with middle-class incomes is declining. The middle class is going away. As increasing numbers of Americans are faced with obstacles to education, health care, jobs, and equity, the middle class as a financial bracket is being replaced by the middle class as little more than a state of mind. The richest Americans are growing exponentially wealthier, while the rest of us struggle to bear the financial and emotional burdens of an increasingly broken system.

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Ed Schultz is the host of a syndicated radio show and The Ed Show on MSNBC. As a big name, Ed now has another platform to deliver his message: his book. The premise of Killer Politics is that it's not ... Read full review

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Ed Schultz was the first Progressive talker to hit 100 affiliates, both satellite networks and the Armed Forces Radio Network. Schultz has won three Eric Sevareid Awards and has managed and been lead talent for a broadcast team that has won two Marconis and a prestigious Peabody Award. Ed has been named one of the top ten radio hosts in the country by Talkers Magazine in each of the last two years. In 2007 Ed Schultz was nominated Syndicated News/Talk Personality of the year by Radio & Records. Schultz is a graduate of Minnesota State University Moorhead, and he and his wife Wendy have six children.

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