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Old 09-07-2016, 08:44 AM   #643 (permalink)
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I don't have much time to explain, but essentially I dislike the way in which that phrase is generally used to describe people who aren't necessarily well off, but work hard for what they get. The implication being that rich people don't work just as hard - probably harder - for their money.

Unless you're using it to describe every single person who works, then it's not really useful for anything other than division between the rich and poor.

I'm not a fan of the connotations that the term has in modern society, not the term itself.
When the term is used, it's mainly used to describe the middle class and lower class.

I feel like it excludes the working poor. I don't think it has anything to do with people working hard for what they get/earn. It isn't used as an insult/bad thing like you seem to be thinking it is.

I don't know when it switched but people used to just say middle class instead of working class. I guess because over the past decade or so the middle class has been shrinking so much to the point that it doesn't exist all that much anymore. Maybe that's why they started to use working class instead.
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