Hard Data on the Death of the American Middle Class

Here is a good, brief  article from the NY Times demonstrating the death of the middle class in America using new Federal Reserve data.  Not that we need the Fed to tell us about the destruction of the economic and social fabric of the nation, after all, it is their policies that are most responsible for the damage.  Perhaps the most telling line in the article is: “the survey illuminates problems that continue to slow the pace of the economic recovery.”  Hmmmm let’s think about that.  The middle class of a nation is being driven into the ground and we are calling it a “recovery.”  We need to start to develop new criteria on what constitutes an economic recovery.  Call me crazy but when the crony capitalist oligarchs steal from the productive middle class via government contacts and then use the same government to pay off the poor with food stamps that’s not recovery…it’s theft.

Key Quotes:
The recent economic crisis left the median American family in 2010 with no more wealth than in the early 1990s, erasing almost two decades of accumulated prosperity, the Federal Reserve said Monday.

The Fed found that middle-class families had sustained the largest percentage losses in both wealth and income during the crisis, limiting their ability and willingness to spend.

The share of families saving anything over the previous year fell to 52 percent in 2010 from 56.4 percent in 2007. Other government statistics show that total savings have increased since 2007, suggesting that a smaller group of families is saving more money, while a growing number manage to save nothing.

Families with incomes in the middle 60 percent of the population lost a larger share of their wealth over the three-year period than the wealthiest and poorest families.

Full article here.


2 thoughts on “Hard Data on the Death of the American Middle Class

  1. It is probably too late in the day to be waking up to the facts that we have been had over.The continuing march of the globalist elite’s agenda is gathering faster and faster speed.Their sucesses extend to extensive military industrial prowess in taking over defenceless soveriegn nations around the globeThis is acheived firstly by the UN + NATO mercenary firepower and later by the shadow banking corporation monsters.The latter destroy existing social and welfare programmes and impose swinging reforms of taxation/privatisation of national assets to enrich themselves further.The US civil war term “carpetbaggers” or asset strippers comes to mind here.Western governments are replete with finance oligarchs who force this continuing agenda.
    Whicever way you slice and dice it,the people dont get a say! We are just pawns who either get in the way or bought off/neutralised by propaganda!
    The profound changes that happened throughout society during the 1960s were instigated by a very small part of the overall population attending rallies and the like.It is time to take back our society from this criminal cabal and unite behind a repeal bill ,designed by “we the people”to cast off all the bogus corporate rights and legislation this cabal has awarded themselves ,most noteably over the past 15 years or so!

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