We’re Number 1, and Not Proud of It.

Monday, February 4, 2013

“American politicians fall over themselves praising the middle class, but if you look at one rather telling piece of data, they don’t seem to have done much to help those in America’s vast middle: Over the past three decades, the wages of median workers have remained essentially the same, adjusted for inflation, while the wages and the wealth of the top one percent have skyrocketed.”

Is Middle-Class Stagnation Really a Myth? - Time 

Yikes! Not only is income inequality affect every aspect of financial life, it could also be affecting the mental healthy of many Americans.  

Janna Malamud Smith, Psychotherapist: Income Inequality Is Affecting Our Mental Health - Huffington Post 

With the quality of American workers, we should be number 1 in quality of life for everyone, not number one for income inequality.  

The U.S. Is Number One — For Income Inequality - The Take Away

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The great American middle class wasn’t something that just happened – it was built brick by brick. It was built by soldiers returning from war and a government that repaid them by giving them a shot at college.