Middle Class In America

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Walk down any small town street in America during the 1970’s and you would see family run businesses run by middle class families. The owners of these businesses weren’t wealthy or poor. They lived comfortable often in a suburb family home. Flash forward 35 years and the gap between the income of the wealthy and the middle class has been growing. This income gap continues to grow while the amount of people in the middle class has been shrinking. Middle class families are calling out for help. If the U.S. government does not take immediate action all of America will suffer. When the middle class turns poor the wealthy will have no one helping them become richer. The wealthy are too ignorant to acknowledge that the middle class is suffering.…show more content…
This event triggered an economic crisis in America. The middle class income during the Great Depression was anything over $1000. This would allow a family to live with the basic necessities such as food, clothing and housing. After the Great Depression luxuries were still not very important to the middle class since their budget did not allow it. Today the middle class has an income that is around $41,869 to $125,608. While the expenses continue to rise sharply the salary to support a middle class family has not increased at this rate. The increase of the middle class income from the 1920’s to today is due to the increase in living expenses. During the Great Depression President Herbert Hoover enacted many new laws to aid Americans and help them overcome the difficulties they were encountering. Today the American government must do the same and create new laws focused on the declining middle class. The American middle class has been put in many difficult situations and have often been ignored by the government whose main focus is the wealthy. The Great Depression was a key event since the…show more content…
The middle class is drowning in the image and their needs are being ignored by the G.O.P. boat. People in the middle class are figuratively dying from the lack of aid they are receiving from the United States Government. The problems the middle class are facing are being ignored by those in power. Specifically, in this image the elephants represent the Republicans. The G.O.P. stands for the Grand Old Party which is used to refer to the Republicans. The man who is representing the middle class is calling out to the boat with the Republicans an asking for help and a lifesaver. Instead of giving him help by throwing him a lifesaver they ignore his request. One of the elephants is holding a margarita while the other one calls out to the middle class and asks “What flavor do you want”. This statement shows the ignorance of the Republicans to the needs of the middle
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