We hear nothing but the middle class and nothing but the middle class from politicians of all stripes. We are told ad nauseum that the middle class is hurting, BOLLOCKS, the middle class is doing just fine. well those still members of it anyway.
Times are tough, people are hurting, overwhelmed by stagnating even declining incomes. Drowning in debt loads that threaten to swamp them at any moment and fascists like Harper know all too well how to exploit this pain.