Change is in the Air
But real money for those of us in the bottom 90 percent of incomes? Forget it.
If "change" is this presidential campaign's catchword, then let me ask: Can you spare any?
I'm not asking for myself, because I'm one of the lucky ones. But I am a member of the bottom 90 percent of Americans in income. In other words, I make less than $105,000 a year.
Income disparity in the U.S. is shocking not because it exists but because it's getting worse. How about some newly released factoids from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a serious and respectable D.C. think tank? From the CBPP's March 27 report by Aviva Aron-Dine on income concentration:
And let's get even more personal with these fun facts churned out the same day in another report by the CBPP's Aron-Dine:
This ain't the America in which the baby-boom generation grew up. Today's economy, run to hell by the all-growed-up baby-boom generation, holds out little hope to today's whippersnapper. Just another reason not to trust people over 30. Or under 30, for that matter.
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