I am confused by some members of the middle class who believe Republican policies will help them. Their policies are not just theory or concept. We have experienced those policies and practices for 8 years. The outcomes included loss of jobs, loss of homes, loss of investments and loss of a sense of safety and hope. Loss! The Republican policies that lead directly to those outcomes included deregulation of the banking industry and increased tax benefits to the top 2%. Why would we want to return to those same policies?