The problem with Liberalism is you eventually run out of other people's money to spend.
The problem with US Conservatism is that the poor and the middle class are the ones who eventually run out of their own money to spend, money that gets channeled to the 1%.
This channeling has been happening regardless of who is in power.
Do you believe this situation has improved in the last eight years?
I would not see conservatism as the issue.
After the 2008 market collapse, redistribution to the 1% has if anything accelerated.
Largely, the situation has been aggravated by export of jobs offshore.
The middle class has historically been supported by construction and manufacturing but much of this work is gone.
There is only one presidential candidate who sees this as a problem.
You must mean Hillary then. She wants to get more work diversity. Like in West Virginia where coal is as relevant as whale blubber.
Dozens of U.S. coal companies have filed for bankruptcy protection, including Arch Coal, the parent company of the mine where Bo Copley worked. Although the U.S. Supreme Court has put the Obama Administration's power plant rules on hold temporarily, many utilities continue to shift away from coal for both economic and environmental reasons. Coal mining employment dropped below 75,000 in 2014, with Appalachian mines seeing the steepest declines.
Hillary Clinton suggests those jobs are not coming back. "The way things are going now, we will continue to lose jobs," she said Monday. Rather than reversing Obama's climate agenda, as Republicans have promised to do, Clinton wants to help coal country adapt. The $30 billion plan she released last fall calls for increased job training, small-business development, and infrastructure investment, especially in Appalachia.
The plan also seeks to safeguard miners' healthcare and pensions. "I have been talking about helping coal country for a very long time," Clinton said this week.http://www.npr.org/2016/05/03/476485650/fact-check-hillary-clinton-and-coal-jobs
trump's "plan" is to water down laws and regulations........to make a former
energy relevant again.Whale Blubber politics.