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What Recovery? In Cities All Over America, the Middle Class Is Drastically Declining


Society & Culture  (tags: income, middle class, wages, poverty )

Freya
- 1163 days ago - alternet.org
New Pew study finds four out of five cities have seen household incomes shrink since 2000.



   

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Beryl L (78)
Saturday May 14, 2016, 7:27 am
It is so true. and that looks like my pocketbook!
Unfortunately, the crash affected us badly. and so many people In my neck of the woods. many foreclosures, job losses. we had to buy boxes of donated food to keep from starving. It was very scary. Now we just make it from month to month. It is very difficult. You see homeless and people with no work what a shame the news is so wrong. Not fair that in this day and age we have rich and poor for the most part no middle class. I would be happy with just a little more income. Vote for increase of minimum wages.. So wrong that we have not kept up with the cost of living.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday May 14, 2016, 7:42 am
Class and Caste (depending on your country) divides and separates otherwise normal ordinary folk into have's and have not's. It's an anachronistic way of differentiating.
 

Donna T (0)
Saturday May 14, 2016, 7:59 am
thank you
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday May 14, 2016, 9:24 am
The middle class is being eradicated all over the world. It's the very poor+the very rich. thx freya
 

Sue H (7)
Saturday May 14, 2016, 9:33 am
:(
 

Animae C (508)
Saturday May 14, 2016, 5:46 pm
Heartbreaking!!

Thanx Freya
 

Cela V (0)
Saturday May 14, 2016, 6:22 pm
tyfs
 

Connie O (45)
Sunday May 15, 2016, 12:03 pm
I have certainly seen that in my own situation. :(
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday May 15, 2016, 2:02 pm
Noted. Thanks, Freya.

"Sanders has made addressing economic inequality the cornerstone of his campaign and his message is clearly resonating with millions of voters."
 

Kerrie G (116)
Sunday May 15, 2016, 5:50 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Sunday May 15, 2016, 8:37 pm
I can see that Nyack is still having fun, can't let it go can you. Even when no one on the thread has mentioned either a Clinton nor Sanders you have to leap right out and place some remark there.

Well as you brought up Clinton I will add that his policies led up to the 2000 mess, just as Reagan's policies did as well. Between the two Parties they BOTH screwed us over. Seems if one Administration didn't think of it the other did.

The household savings rate collapsed during the Clinton years and household debt began to surge. His trade and budget policies became a drag on the economy. Repeal of Glass-Steagall, NAFTA, he expanded mandate of Fannie and Freddie via the Community Reinvestment Act which set the stage for the eventual housing collapse.

Yes, Reagan sucked and so did Bush, but Clinton wasn't the poster child so many want to believe and his wife was in it with him backing him, but we should just toot their horn like some unthinking zombies. Bernie is heads over all of them......but because too many people like sitting in this cesspool we won't end up with him most likely - so we'll get Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dumber.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday May 16, 2016, 5:35 am
The one percent that rules the planet, needs the space you are in and what's left of resources, particularly drinking water. There is definitely a huge global problem of overpopulation and that is being addressed with a "cleansing"--a rapid removal of a large percentage of the masses--from middleclass on down. The survivors will be the elitist wealthy and those who have been spared because they are useful to them. Revolution? Perhaps it is too late. All is set in motion to quell it, should mankind decide to go down fighting.

So, Care2 members have bonded and banded together to fight the last battles of good against evil--and I suppose it is an honorable way to leave Earth. Perhaps many of us will survive and continue--- or meet again, somewhere in time, continuing the war, for the sake of the planet's survivors.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday May 16, 2016, 5:36 am
Also, thank you for the presentation, Freya, even though the truth is terrifyingly sad.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday May 16, 2016, 5:43 am
WE can't miss any elements in our society or ecosystem
 

Jamie Clemons (282)
Monday May 16, 2016, 1:19 pm
What middle class? Where?
 

Birgit W (160)
Monday May 16, 2016, 2:08 pm
Darren says it all. Thanks.
 

Lenore K (0)
Tuesday May 17, 2016, 2:00 pm
ty
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Wednesday May 18, 2016, 12:21 am
Noted and thanks for sharing.
 

Roger G (148)
Saturday May 21, 2016, 10:31 am
noted, thanks
 
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