According to a recently released report by the US Census Bureau, 146.4 million Americans are now living below the poverty line. That’s 48% of the country.
The newly anointed members of the “poor class” are not crack heads, bums and scam artists. They are hard working middle class Americans who through no fault of their own find themselves unemployed and unable to meet their obligations.
These startling numbers are further proof that the middle class in this country is disappearing right before our very eyes. Due to the largest job loss in over 70 years, the gap between the haves and the have nots is growing ever wider. The American Dream is fast becoming little more than a pipe dream. If we lose the middle class we lose the very cornerstone of what this country is all about.
They say that information is power. So now that we have this information…what are we as a society going to do about it?