Okay: Ruben is a dude, and Tom is a fine comic.
Why is he pitching this at the middle class instead of the working class? Why target the moderately privileged minority instead of the truly oppressed majority?
Much of the critique aimed at the ruling class also applies to the middle class when viewed from a working class perspective. The bulk of both the benefit and the blame for the current catastrophe flow to the 0.0001%, but the middle class are not completely free of responsibility.
Although I can see an assortment of defensible reasons as to why he pitched it this way, it feels to me like this is yet another reflection of the exclusion of the working class from political power in America.
The white, middle-class liberal perspective instinctively centres its own class interests…for much the same reasons as why I am continuously banging on about the working class.