FDR's Desk by Squidpants - Flickr
These unhappy times call for the building of plans that rest upon the forgotten, the unorganized, but the indispensable units of economic power" that build from the bottom up and not from the top down, that put their faith once more in the forgotten man at the bottom of the economic pyramid."
Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945), 32nd American president (1933-1945), 1932
There is a perfect storm brewing in the United States in the direction of an ever greater income and wealth inequality.
However, a majority of Americans are beginning to understand that the
ultra-conservative ideology and the government policies it generates
play a large role in the fact that a minority of very rich people are
getting richer while a majority of poor and middle income people are
Recent studies indicate that over the last thirty years, in the United States, the rich have been getting richer at the same time that the poor and the middle class have become poorer.