From belief to resentment in Indiana

HUNTINGTON, Ind. —Chris Setser worked a 12-hour graveyard shift while his children slept, cleaned the house while they were at school and then went outside to wait for the bus bringing them home. He stood on the porch as he often did and surveyed the life he had built. The lawn was trimmed. The stairs were swept. The weekly family schedule was printed on a chalkboard. A sign near the door read, “A Stable Home Is A Happy Home,” and now a school bus came rolling down a street lined by wide sidewalks and American flags toward a five-bedroom house on the corner lot.

“Right on time,” Setser called out to the driver, waving to his children as they came off the bus.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Trump’s domestic platform in a nutshell.

  • Shebel

    When you bleed a man of his Pride.
    And the Gov’t will provide more if the Man is Gone.

    What choice do the wife and kids have ?
    What choice does hubby have?

  • BillyHW

    “It would be her first marriage and his third.”

    The breakdown of the institution of marriage has had as much of an effect on the destruction of the middle class as anything. In fact, I’d say it’s #1. #2 is unchecked 3rd world immigration both legal and illegal. #3 is free trade with 3rd world countries.

    Free trade with is something that a country should earn by becoming a 1st world country first. Same with the ability to immigrate to our country.

    • Shebel

      FREE trade—- That is a joke.

  • Shebel

    If you want to subjugate a People—-
    All you have to do is destroy their Pride.
    Make it so that that MAN is a hindrance .
    Make him less than useless.
    And then when you have beaten them like dogs–
    You pretend to care when the kids commit suicide.

  • Shebel

    Honest to Christ— I am sick of it.
    But—-There is a certain allure to being a Victim–
    For those that politicize your Plight.
    You better watch -how your Leaders work and Play.

  • marty_p

    I have a high efficiency York furnace and AC and it’s a POS. Regular breakdowns.
    HVAC repair guy told me York (Johnson Controls) moved their HVAC plant to Mexico. The employees were provided with a living wage and benefits. There was a problem – employees were going home every day for siesta and not coming back. To make the day’s quota of parts, they slapped everything together with little quality control in the morning and took afternoons off for family meal time and siesta. Not satisfactory according to York management. So they put in a free food employee cafeteria and air conditioning and told the employees that they could now have their mid-day meal at work and since it was air conditioned – no need for siesta – employees could slow down and do a quality job and work all day.
    So instead the employees took enough free food from the cafeteria to feed their entire family lunch each day and still slapped together the day’s production in the morning and took afternoon’s off.
    York ended up closing up the factory and moving production. Unfortunately for me – my furnace and AC were built before the move back to the US.

    • Waffle

      Don’t know whether to laugh or to cry. That’s a prime example of what happens when you have CAs and MBAs making decisions — the bean counters invariably get it wrong.

  • Justin St.Denis

    Depressing. Sounds like everything is going according to Obama’s plan.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Leftist transformation cannot proceed w/o complete destruction of the middle class. This is textbook democratic party doctrine.