Tag: middle class
Welfare in the U.S. flows vertically in two directions from a single source—the middle-class. The redistribution of wealth that flows up to the rich is far greater and more concentrated than the wealth that flows down to the poor. This is a major problem.
The trend toward widening inequality in America can only be reversed if we all join together to demand fundamental change. While the political competition isn't between the right and the left, it's between the majority of Americans and an economic elite.
With extreme inequality plaguing the U.S., the rich continue to bankrupt the middle and lower classes. They have a feeling of entitlement from our nation's many years of productivity. We have to stop ignoring the real problem.
Why do we encourage our young people through a single funnel called a four-year college education? It’s time we stop pressuring every young person to go to college and, instead, offer an alternative route into the middle class.
Numbers reveal the dramatic fall of the middle class over the past 35 years. But Congress has little need for numbers, except for their own needs, and the super-rich just keep building up their own numbers—it's time for a redistribution of our national wealth.
The President’s recent SOTU speech did not allude to future help for the pro-middle-class proposals many hoped would turn into laws, it did not make many feel at ease about the TPP decisions soon to be made, and it did not give many progressives comfort as to what the political future will bring.
It’s all part of a long-running game in which the Democratic Party pretends to be the party of the working person. Are they really working hand-in-glove with the Republicans to continue sucking the life out of the 99 percent to give to the 1 percent?