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The working class are people that have to work jobs that are either monotonous and demeaning or dangerouns and dirty. Many of them work with little payment or high job insecurity in assembly lines and on highways, but some make more money than their upper-middle class white collar bretheren. I've met some people that are blue collar, yet live in a large house next to doctors and businessmen in a subdivision, retired at 50, and drive new cars. Many of them have a similar standard of living to the middle class and after years of work (depending on career), get above-median incomes, meaning that with two income-earners could have six-figure incomes. Unfortunately, that is only a small percentage. A lot of them loose their jobs, homes, and end up in poverty.
The working class are the muscle of america.
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A trotskyist's objectification of everyone who is not a socialist and needs leadership.
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People who work low paying demeaning jobs. They barely make any money and have a hard time making ends meet. They usually end up quitting their low paying job and going on welfare which is a class lower than that.
Sonny's dad couldn't pay to fix his roof because he's working class.
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Working class is the politically correct phrase used to describe people without a college degree. Journalists fear using phrases that will sound like they're calling someone uneducated, so they hide what they mean through the phrase working class (co-opted from the Marxists). This allows people to feel like tough blue collar laborers down in the coal mines when in actuality they're probably working in retail.

Working class can refer to either the degree-less people, or to the jobs typically occupied by them. Some, but not most, working class people move their way up through the ranks and make decent pay. If they really strike it rich they may no longer be proletariat common people in typical working class jobs. This confuses pollsters who don't have a word to describe millionares without college degrees.
After the election, droves of reporters could be seen helicoptering in from NYC to interview members of the white working class (WWC) in diners across the state.
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The cheapest seats on aeroplanes, trains, boats etc.
(Tannoy): " Could customers with first-class tickets please progress directly to the VIP lounge where you will be greeted with champagne and cocktails."

"Those with working class tickets should turn right on boarding the aircraft, where they will be greeted by sour-faced lags and wedged into a chair with zero legroom, between a screaming three year old and a forty-stone one-eyed prostitute. Thank you"
by Joe Fo September 27, 2007
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